Acroname Announces World's First Programmable USB 3.0 Hub
"The USBHub3+ is building on the success and flexibility of our currently shipping programmable USB hub products," said Lance Davies, Director of Sales for Acroname. "We have listened carefully to our customers and added support for USB SuperSpeed 5Gbps, port expandability as well as several new features and capabilities that will provide unprecedented control of USB for our customers in their manufacturing and development environments."
The USBHub3+ is the only programmable USB 3.0 hub in the market today. Up to 8 ports can be controlled through software to enable or disable individual ports, set current limits and monitor current and voltage on each port. An additional USB 3.0 port is provided to expand to multiple hubs where large port counts are necessary. Acroname's flexible BrainStem® technology and elegant API is used to control the USBHub3+. A sample open-source GUI is provided or customers can use C, C++ or Python to interface with the BrainStem APIs. The USBHub3+ is designed with specific considerations to address reliability for manufacturing environments and can withstand up to +/-30kV ESD strikes.
"Our 20 years of expertise in embedded automation and control systems continues to drive our roadmap into the functional test market. The USBHub3+ is just one example of how Acroname is shifting the functional test paradigm and tools available to manufacturing test engineers. We are very excited about the new capabilities that USBHub3+ will bring to our customers as we continue to grow our BrainStem-enabled product family," said Acroname CEO Justin Gregg.
Boulder-based Acroname designs, develops and distributes products for applications in automated manufacturing, embedded robotic and control systems. Founded in 1994, Acroname's BrainStem® technology provides highly modular and scalable hardware and software tools used in OEM applications around the world. Over 400,000 BrainStem powered devices are deployed in the field today, testing some of the world's largest volume consumer products. BrainStem technology serves as the foundation within a number of products including Acroname's MTM (Manufacturing Test Modules) and Programmable USB Hub available in the company's comprehensive online store. For more information, please visit: www.acroname.com.