Industrial USB Hub Features and Benefits

When developing or advancing the automation of factory processing we tend to think of IoT (Internet of Things) machines and applications. This rapid change in the connectivity of devices and machines to capture and share data has been revolutionary to many industries. Quality and speed of services has improved, together with closer monitoring and lower costs.

This change of working has also meant there has been a rapid growth in networking within industrial environments. Industrial environments can be harsh places for electronic devices and where mission critical applications are in situ, we use certified embedded computers, screens and peripherals to protect the environment, workers and the industrial process. This should include the correct industrial grade USB Hubs when creating a local network.

ACCESI/O offer a range of high-performance, rugged industrial grade USB Hubs here, which offer features important to industrial applications such as wide operating temperature, latched USB connectors, isolation and protection against transient voltage surges. Available housed in a rugged enclosure or as an OEM bare board, full software support is provided with each device.

USB-104-HUB Rugged Industrial-Strength Four Port USB Hub

USB-104-HUB

Features

  • High-speed USB 2.0 device, USB 3.0 and 1.1 compatible
  • High Retention USB Connectors
  • Extended temperature (-40°C to +85°C) for industrial grade applications
  • Data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Supports bus powered and self powered modes
  • Three power input connectors (power jack, screw terminals, or 3.5″ drive Berg power connector)
  • LED status indicators for power and overcurrent fault conditions for each downstream port
  • OEM version (board only) features PC/104 module size and mounting compatibility
  • Includes micro-fit embedded USB header connectors in parallel with all standard USB connectors
  • USB connectors feature industrial strength and high-retention design
  • Small (4″ x 4″ x 1″), low profile, steel enclosure

 

Block Image USB100 Hub

 Bus Type

  • USB 2.0 High-speed
  • USB 3.0 Compatible
  • USB 1.1 Full-speed compatible

 USB-104-IHUB Industrial 4 Port Isolated USB Hub

USB-104-iHUB

Features

  • Tru-Iso™ signal isolation up to 4kV meets EN60601 standards
  • Advanced EFT, Lightning, and ESD protection at ±20kV on all signal pins (air and contact)
  • Full-speed USB 2.0 device, USB 3.1 and 1.1 compatible
  • Industrial operating temperature (-40°C to +85°C)
  • Two power input connectors (power jack or screw terminals)
  • Downstream ports capable of low-speed (1.5 Mbps) and full-speed (12 Mbps) transfers aggregate
  • LED indicators for power and fault conditions for each downstream port
  • Upstream and downstream short-circuit protection
  • OEM version (board only) features PC/104 module size and mounting compatibility
  • Industrial grade USB connectors feature high-retention design
  • Includes micro-fit embedded USB header connectors in parallel with all standard USB connectors
  • Small (4" x 4" x 1"), low profile, steel enclosure

USB-104-IHUB Block Diagram

Bus Type

  • USB 2.0 Full-speed
  • USB 3.1 Compatible
  • USB 1.1 Compatible

Isolation

ACCESI/O Tru-Iso™ products are designed under IPC-2221B Generic Standard on Printed Board Design. The circuit is isolated with a ≥ 300mil gap between all signal and plane layers between the upstream port and the downstream ports. This gap is rated under IPC-2221B at a peak working voltage of 1500V (Upstream to Downstream). The circuit uses a chip-level high-frequency DC-DC isolator which is rated at 5000VRMS for 1 minute under UL 1577 optical isolators standard. This isolation component has an over 50 year isolation lifespan even if the isolation voltage potential is in excess of 846 volts AC. Tru-Iso™ products are also designed to meet the EN60601 medical electrical equipment standard. 

  • ESD Protection: ±20kV on all signal pins (IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4)
  • Tru-Iso™: IPC-2221B, UL60590-1, UL1577 (4000V isolation meets EN60601)
  • Up- to Downstream: 1500V peak (AC or DC)
  • Max Transient Isolation: 4000V rms
  • Max Work Isolation: 863V peak

USB3-104-HUB Industrial-Strength Four Port SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Hub with Latched USB Connectors

USB3-104-HUB

Features

  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 with data transfers up to 5Gbps (USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible)
  • Extended temperature (-40°C to +85°C) for industrial/military grade applications
  • Locking upstream, downstream, and power connectors prevent accidental disconnects
  • Turns one upstream host port into four downstream ports
  • SuperSpeed (5Gbps), Hi-speed (480Mbps), Full-speed (12Mbps), and Low-speed (1.5Mbps) transfers supported
  • Supports bus-powered and self-powered modes, accessible via DC power input jack or screw terminals
  • LED for power, and per port RGB LEDs to indicate overcurrent fault, High-Speed, and SuperSpeed
  • OEM version (board only) features PC/104 module size and mounting compatibility
  • USB connectors feature industrial strength and high-retention design
  • Small (4″ x 4″ x 1″), low profile, steel enclosure

USB3-104-HUB Block diagram

Bus Type

  • USB 3.1 SuperSpeed, Hi-Speed, Full-Speed, Low-Speed - Super (5Gbps) / Hi (480Mbps) Full (12Mbps) / Low (1.5Mbps)
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
  • USB 1.1 Compatible

USB 3.1 vs USB 3.0

  • USB 3.0 was renamed to “USB 3.1 Gen 1” and operates at up to 5Gbps
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 supports 10GGbps

Connectors

  • Type A Latching: Retention up to 50 Newtons, Physical shock: Per EIA-364-27 Condition H (11ms 30G), Vibration: Per EIA-364-28D Condition V, Test A
  • Type B and A: 8 Newtons disconnect non-locking
  • DC Power Jack (locking) - Vibration: Mil-Std 202G Method 201A - Insulation Resistance: MIL-STD 202G Method 302 Condition B - Thermal Shock: MIL-STD 202G Method 107G - Operating Temperature Rating: -40 °C to +105 °C(-40ºF to +221°F)
  • DC Power Jack (non-locking): 2.22 Newtons disconnect

USB Latching Connectors

View the individual Industrial USB Hub pages here for full datasheets and information.

OEM Bare Boards

The OEM (board only) versions are available for all the above hubs. What makes the OEM options unique is that the PCB size and pre-drilled mounting holes match the PC/104 form factor (without the bus connections). This ensures easy installation using standard standoffs inside most enclosures or systems. The board can be added to any PC/104-based stack by connecting it to a USB port usually included on-board with embedded CPU form factors.

USB-104-iHUB OEM Board

About Assured Systems

Assured Systems is a leading technology company offering high quality and innovative applied computing solutions to the embedded, industrial, and digital-out-of-home markets across the world. Headquartered in Stone, England and with offices in North America, our reach is truly global. Our impressive product portfolio includes a full range of Fanless Embedded Computer Systems, Digital Signage & Multimedia Computer Systems, Touchscreen Panel PCs, Human Machine Interfaces, Vehicle Mount Computers, Rackmount Computer Systems, Single Board Computers, Rugged Laptops & Tablets.

 

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