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Pixelink rolls out USB 3.1 Gen 2 Interface

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Interface

Pixelink (Ottawa, Canada) says is will support the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface on all machine vision and microscopy cameras.

The company, which is a global provider of industrial cameras for the machine vision and microscopy markets, explained that as the Universal Serial Bus was fast becoming the most popular digital interface used in imaging today, the newly released USB 3.1 Gen 2 specifications will ensure that the growth of USB in imaging will continue into the future.

Pixelink’s M-Series and PL-D line of cameras will be built to integrate with USB 3.1 Gen 2 specifications starting in early 2018. With a bus speed mode of 10 gigabytes per second, the USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface can deliver more than double the throughput of the current existing USB 3.0. All Pixelink 3.1 Gen 2 cameras will be fully backward compatible with existing USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 applications.

President of Pixelink Paul Saunders said: “We have embraced USB 3.1 Gen 2 and its technological innovations early on in R&D with the aim to provide our customers the opportunity to build and deploy vision applications with this new technology” explains Paul Saunders, President of Pixelink. “Pixelink takes pride in leading the industry by implementing the most advanced technology available in the market and we are excited for our customers to experience the improved system performance that will allow them to deploy more sophisticated multi-camera vision applications.”