1U 19″ Rack Mountable PCIe to 16 Port Managed-USB3.0 Hub

Order code: TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3

20Gbps PCIe upstream and 5Gbps USB3.0 downstream. Universal 12W charging on every port and full port control via our API or LiveViewer App. Supplied with our 4 Lane PCIe over Type-C card.

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Cambrionix proprietary 4 Lane PCIe Gen2 card (supplied) provides a 20Gbps host interface to the desktop/rack mounted unit.
The PCIe lanes are routed over dual 20Gbps Thunderbolt Type-C cables ensuring low cost and availability of supply.

4 Times faster than any other USB3.0 hub on the market due to our custom internal architecture and 20Gbps upstream connection.
Designed for speed and reliability, not budget.

When used with 16x USB2.0 devices there is no data bottleneck and each USB2.0 device has its full 480Mbps bandwidth available. This equates to an increase in speed of 16x over a traditional USB2.0 hub.
When used with 16x USB3.0 devices the TS16-RM-PCIE-USB can offer a 4x increase in speed over a traditional USB3.0 hub.

***Pre-release information. Shipping in Q3 2018***


 19″ 1U 16 Port Managed-USB3.0 to PCIE Bridge/Hub

Applications:

  • Mobile software QA (SQA) and Test Automation systems.
  • Super-Speed Appium and Selenium testing with multiple, real mobile-devices.
  • Scenarios where a 20Gbps host interface is required but Thunderbolt 2/3 is not available on the host machine.
  • Large-scale mobile device test rigs/farms.
  • Applications where standard USB3.0 hubs aren’t fast enough.
  • Very high-speed iOS and Android device restore, imaging and content transfer.
  • Reverse-logistics charge/erase/restore stations for USB2.0 / USB3.0 devices.
  • VR and multi-camera high-speed Video Capture.
  • Hardware testing rigs.

Benefits & Features:

  • Supplied with Cambrionix-proprietary 4-Lane PCIe card for 20Gbps data transfer from host (also available separately).
  • Detachable 19″ Rack flanges and pop-up desktop feet for use on either a desktop or in a 19″ rack.
  • Compatible with Apple Configurator, iTunes and most MDM software packages as well as Mobile Heartbeat and Ground Control.
  • Compatible with Appium and Selenium for real-world mobile device application testing.
  • Up to 5Gbps bandwidth to each USB3.0 device, full 480Mbps to 16x USB2.0 devices simultaneously.
  • 20Gbps PCIe interface over twin Thunderbolt 3 (20Gbps) Type-C cables (supplied).
  • High-current (2.4Amp / 12W) charging for mobile devices.
  • 48x User programmable front-panel LEDs to provide user/app/process feedback.
  • Supports SDP, CDP, DCP, BC1.x, SE1, Apple, Samsung, ACA-x, YD/T-1591, RIM, custom etc.
  • Application Programming Interface (API) for control and monitoring of ports. Available for Mac / Windows / Linux (x86/Arm).
  • Uses two standard Thunderbolt 3 over Type-C cables allowing 4x lanes of PCIe Gen2.
  • Live Viewer App for port monitoring and control via GUI.
  • The internal architecture of the TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 is such that it has at least 4 times more USB endpoints than a typical host computer. This is a clear benefit for applications which suffer from endpoint limitations when using standard USB hub architectures.
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK with full certification documents available on request.
  • 2 Year RTB warranty.

General description:

The USB3 to PCIe bridge (order code: TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3) is a very high speed data transfer and charging product designed to allow 16 USB2.0 or USB3.0 devices to connect to a Windows, Linux or Mac host computer without the large bandwidth bottleneck experienced when using traditional USB hubs.

The product allows you transfer data between a host computer and multiple USB devices many times quicker than using a traditional USB host computer. In applications such as SQA or Reverse Logistics, this massive increase in data transfer speed equates to shorter process times, reduced costs, and better use of IT infrastructure.

The TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 offers up to 5Gbps data rate to each of the 16 USB devices and transfers this data over 4 Lanes of Gen2 PCIe, with a total available bandwidth of 20Gbps to the host computer.

“The PCIe to USB3.0 bridge has given us 4 times more upstream bandwidth than our old, standard USB3 hubs. This means that we can perform data intensive tasks such as OS restores and uploading firmware images on 16 USB3.0 devices 4 times quicker than before. We can now do more real work in less time.”

With an internal 320W power supply, and each port offering 2.4A (12W), you have the power to fast-charge your USB devices too. The TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 offers universal charging and its device charging profiles can be updated should new charging profiles appear on the market or if we add new features. Updating the firmware is quick (and free of charge) and we supply our FW Updater App for this purpose.

Internally, the product contains a certified, custom design which provides a robust, 20Gbps interface between large numbers of USB devices and the host computer. We utilise a number of programmable components and microcontrollers in order to get the very best from the various internal interfaces within the product which ensures dependable, Super-Speed data transfer for the most demanding 24/7 mission-critical applications in SQA, Reverse Logistics, Aerospace industries and more.

“When compared to standard USB3 Hub products, the TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 is 4 times quicker. This saves us a lot of dead-time waiting for new software builds to upload onto our devices.”

The TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 supports our Application Programming Interface (API) which allows you to automate, monitor and control each port programatically. With the API you can monitor current consumption of each individual port, total connection time, charging time, control the 48x front panel LEDs, turn power on/off to individual ports, emulate different charging profiles, read USB VID/PID and much more.

The API is available as a free download and is updated regularly and well documented.

We also supply our Live Viewer App which allows you to monitor and control ports using a graphical user interface.

The API consists of a service module or daemon that is loaded on the host computer. The service module is accessed via JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket. Cambrionix provides sample Python code complete with the necessary JSON library code to be able to make the necessary calls for controlling Cambrionix products that are connected to the host computer.

It is of course possible to access the API from any programming environment that has support for making JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket.

To use the TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3, simply install the PCIe Card into your host computer and connect the 2 supplied cables between the TS16-RM-PCIE-USB and the PCIe Card. The cables can be inserted either way around and it doesn’t matter which ports on the PCIe card are connected to the TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 so long as both ports on the PCIe card are connected to both Type-C ports on the TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3.

The TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3  is available without an MOQ and volume discounts are available at 50+ units.

Distributor and Reseller minimum order quantities apply, please contact enquiries@cambrionix.com for details.

 Technical specifications:

Product Safety:

  • Independently safety tested by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) under file #E346549 (pending)
  • CE Tested and marked.
  • CB Certificate.
  • FCC Part 15 Tested and marked.
  • RoHS Compliant.
  • China CCC certification (pending).
  • Japanese PSE certification (pending).
  • The TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 offers ESD protection, over-voltage protection, over-current protection and over-temperature protection and complies with the latest EN60950 safety requirements for ITE.

Operating Ratings:

  • Operating ambient temperature: 0 to 35 Degrees Celsius.
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing.
  • PSU AC Input: 100-240V / 3.5A Max / 47-63Hz.
  • DC Output: 5.2V / 2.4A per USB port.

Packaging Information:

  • Approx Unit Size: 48.2cm x 27cm x 4.2cm (19″ x 10.5″ x 1.75″)
  • Approx Unit Weight (excl power cord): 3.7kg (approximately 5kg boxed weight including accessories)
  • Whats in the box: TS16-RM-PCIE-USB3 / Country specific power cord (1m) / 2x Thunderbolt 20Gbps Type-C Cable (0.5m) / User Guide