World’s First SuperSpeed USB-enabled Video Camera

Sep 21, 2009

Point Grey and Fresco Logic will jointly unveil the world’s first SuperSpeed USB-enabled digital video camera at the 2009 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco. The live demonstration will showcase the performance benefits of SuperSpeed USB by streaming uncompressed High Definition (HD) 1080p60 video from a Point Grey camera, equipped with a high performance Sony HD image sensor, to a USB 3.0 host controller from Fresco Logic on an ASUS P7P55D platform.

SuperSpeed USB-enabled digital video camera

The prototype camera is designed and manufactured by Point Grey, a world leader in the development of advanced digital camera systems, and uses the new 3 megapixel (MP) Sony IMX036 CMOS image sensor, which features high sensitivity, superior color fidelity, low power, and no smear. The sensor also supports an HD 1080p60 mode, which allows the camera to output raw, uncompressed 1920 x 1080 pixel images at 60 frames per second (FPS). Point Grey’s own software driver provides low-level control of the camera via the USB 3.0 bus. The camera is connected to a USB 3.0 interface card on the host side which is powered by the FL1000, a PCI Express to SuperSpeed USB Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) host controller chip from Fresco Logic. The host PC uses an Intel i5-based P7P55D motherboard from ASUS.

The camera will be demonstrated live from September 22nd to 24th, 2009 at IDF in the Fresco Logic booth #731 inside the USB-IF Community.

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