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USB Cable length

Discussion in 'MASCHINE Area' started by alexbuga, Mar 6, 2009.

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  1. alexbuga

    alexbuga NI Product Owner

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    I have a question:
    When I'll buy it ('cuz I decided to, although I was aiming at the MPD32 :eek: ) I want to buy an 8 meter USB cable to plug it to my iMac.

    Will this affect latency ? Of course it's not a deal breaker for me :)) but I'm just curious. Has anyone tried this before ?
     
  2. ew

    ew Moderator Moderator

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    The issue you might run into is the USB spec which states 5 m as the max length, due to the max round trip delay before timeout (1500 ns).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#USB_cables

    Instead of using that long of a cable, I'd use shorter cables and repeater hubs.

    ew
     
  3. alexbuga

    alexbuga NI Product Owner

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    5 meters it ok too :D
     
  4. alexbuga

    alexbuga NI Product Owner

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    I can confirm that Maschine works with it's provided cable and a simple extender (2m long) ;)

    There's no latency & stuff...
     
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