USB 3.0 - Background Factors, New Features, and Applicability as a Camera Interface

In November 2008, the specification for "SuperSpeed USB" was presented and marked an improved and, above all, considerably faster version of the popular interface. New features on the protocol level as well as on the hardware side promise to eliminate some of the limitations imposed by version 2.0. This article presents the main characteristics of USB 3.0 as well as its benefits when used as a camera interface for image processing.