Do Cambrionix offer an intelligent USB Power Distribution Unit or PDU?

Yes. A number of Cambrionix products can be called an intelligent USB PDU since they: Provide power to multiple USB ports. Allow the user to choose, programmatically (or via a GUI), which ports are powered or off. Measure the current and power consumption from a particular port. Provide many safety features to ensure that PDU...
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Yes.

A number of Cambrionix products can be called an intelligent USB PDU since they:

  • Provide power to multiple USB ports.
  • Allow the user to choose, programmatically (or via a GUI), which ports are powered or off.
  • Measure the current and power consumption from a particular port.
  • Provide many safety features to ensure that PDU faults to do not damage connected devices and that connected devices cannot damage the PDU.
  • Offer a high level of safety certification to ensure that whatever system they are designed-into is safe.

Switching individual downstream port power (VBUS) on or off can be achieved programmatically using our API, via a terminal interface, or by using our LiveViewer App which has a GUI.

This allows you to have complete control over your USB devices – essential when designing mobile device or cellphone testing rigs/racks such as this example from Facebook which was featured on The Verge in 2016:

https://www.theverge.com/2016/7/13/12166824/facecbook-smartphone-testing-lab-battery-life-prineville-data-center