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USB 3.0 Javelin™ Active Optical Cable with 5 volt regulator and USB 2.0 Downward Compatibility
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tustin, California, USA -June 11, 2020 -- Hall Research is announcing a new addition to their Javelin™ active optical cables and has introduced the CUSB3V1-AP for extending USB 3.0.  Available in lengths of 15, 30, and 50 meters, the CUSBV1-AP cables support transparent extension of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen1) signals at data rates of up to 5 Gbps. The cables are downward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices when used with a PC host.

An innovative feature of the new AOC cable is its ability to provide precise and regulated 5 volt power to the remote device. USB 3.0 specification doubles the amount of power that a USB host is required to provide. In the past, a challenging problem with long cables has been the drop in 5v power through the cable especially with power hungry USB devices.  The new Hall Research USB AOC cable boosts the 5v from the host to 12v and then regulates the 12v back down to 5v at the device end. 

CUSBV1-AP cables are compatible with virtually all USB 3.0 and 3.1 Gen1 devices, and are a perfect solution for extending 4K video conferencing cameras, video capture, docking stations, and other high-speed data communications. They also work with USB 2.0 or 1.1 devices although this feature is only available for PCs running Windows™ .

The cable is a light-weight hybrid of optical fiber plus copper, and is plenum rated to ensure compliance with modern building codes. The small cable ends can be easily pulled through most conduits, and no additional power is required, making the CUSBV1-AP a true plug-and-play solution.