Camera Connection issue via USB3 of Lattepanda alpha

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Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:15 pm

I am developing a real-time image processing module using Lattepanda Alpha. But there is a problem with running the camera through the USB3.0 ports.

At the first time, I thought it’s probably a cable problem, so I used new cables based on USB3.0 Vision Standard, but this also fails to grab images most time. However, the cables work well in standard desktops and laptops.

One strange thing is, if the cable is longer than 1 m, the camera works fine, but if it is shorter than 1 m, the problem is occurred.
(Long cables cannot be used in my project because the developing module should be made small.)

We tested several lattepanda alphas and every system shows the same problem.
Have you ever had this problem? How I can overcome this? A similar issue was reported in other FAQ in July, but there seems to be no solution yet.

(Wifi might not be the problem in this case, and I have tested USB hubs but I could not find the suitable one. Please recommend one if you solved the problem with it)

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Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:39 pm

Hard to tell, USB3 is putting stringent requirements on many things. Wants better and fast, then many things need to be taken care of.
(BTW, USB-C is even a nightmare.)

One thing I can think of is the USB3.0 connector's outer shell (the metalic contact.)
Some cables have that shield internally connected to the GROUND leads and some don't.
Some have the other shield linked to the other end of USB3 cable's shield as well and some not.
What's the difference? In USB3 SuperSpeed (5Gbps),, proper signal shielding is very important and naturally quality cable (twisted pair throughout is mandatory.

Also, USB3 S.S.. collides with WiFi 2.4GHz big time, try to disale WiFi altogether to verify.

Another: check your USB3 end point device's power requirement. Try to supply power directly to that device (or thru a hub in the device end), instead of using the USB3 cable to pass the power.

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