USB 3.0 interface bandwidth and capability
We are considering selecting the UP Extreme for our upcoming application which involves image acquisition from multiple (3 or 4) USB 3.0 Cameras. The resolution (1.4 Megapixels) and frame rate (over 100 fps) of the cameras we use cannot be handled with one USB chip servicing all ports. So, with our current PC-based solution, we use a 4-port USB PCI-Express card that offers a dedicated USB chip for each USB interface/connector. Obviously, the UP Extreme does not have a PCI-Express expansion bus for us to use the same 4-port card.
I need some information on the USB 3.0 implementation on the UP Extreme. In pariticlay, I would like to know if it uses one (1) chip and the 5 GBPS bandwidth is shared across all USB interfaces, or does it use multiple chips. Please provide this details.
If the board uses one (1) chip, is there any "Add-on" solution that we could obtain and add to the board to achieve the required bandwidth?