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Archit_A_
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R200 camera USB compatibility with Intel Edison

I am trying to interface the R200 camera with the Intel Edison computing board. However, the camera requires a USB3.0 connection whereas Edison board supports only microUSB2.0. Is there a strict requirement of the R200 camera for working only with USB3.0 or can a USB adapter (3.0 -> 2.0) be utilized for  interfacing with the Edison module for our embedded project? I tried connecting a USB2.0 cable to the camera (hoping that the backward compatibility feature would facilitate interfacing), but the Windows10 OS could not detect any camera sensor connection.

 

If not possible, can someone suggest embedded boards that can be support interfacing with the camera (Windows 8.1 and above, CherryTrail or 4th Gen Core, USB3.0)? Would the USBBOXStick (Compute Stick) work?

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Xusheng_L_Intel
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R200 camera requires USB 3.0. You can find detail info @https://software.intel.com/sites/landingpage/realsense/camera-sdk/v1.1/documentation/html/doc_devguide_hardware_and_software_requirements.html. Thanks!

samontab
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It does not work with the Edison since it does not have USB3.

You could try the MinnowBoard Max, NVidia Jetson, or some of the Odroid boards.

Alex_X_
Beginner
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Have you try realesense on NVidia Jetson? Did it work ?

Thank you.

Archit_A_
Beginner
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I tried interfacing with the MinnowboardMAX board after installing Ubuntu 14.04 and the librealsense libraries released for Linux. I am facing issues in powering up the camera with the on board USB3.0 port (the status LED does not turn on/blink). Updating the firmware did not fix the problem. However, interfacing with a webcam (Logitech C920) does not give any problem (it gets detected by lsusb command). Interestingly, when connected to the USB2.0 port, the R200 status LED does blink.

I feel that the board is not sourcing enough current to power up the R200 camera. I can try using a USB 3.0 hub for externally powering up the camera. Does anyone have any suggestions/insights?

samontab
Valued Contributor II
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It definitely can be a power issue since the camera needs a lot of it.

The next step would be to try with an external powered USB hub.

Derp_K_
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David Lu (Intel) wrote:

R200 camera requires USB 3.0. You can find detail info @https://software.intel.com/sites/landingpage/realsense/camera-sdk/v1.1/d.... Thanks!

Can he use a USB3 to USB2 converter ?

samontab
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Derp K. wrote:

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David Lu (Intel) wrote:

 

R200 camera requires USB 3.0. You can find detail info @https://software.intel.com/sites/landingpage/realsense/camera-sdk/v1.1/d.... Thanks!

 

 

Can he use a USB3 to USB2 converter ?

No. There is no such thing. USB3 is about 10 times faster than USB2 so they are not convertible.

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