I remembered we discussed the Interconnect Cable yesterday. Are you looking for the circled circuit board now?
I may be wrong about this one, but I wonder if the circled part is the Interposer Board. An interposer is "an electrical interface routing between one socket or connection to another. The purpose of an interposer is to spread a connection to a wider pitch or to reroute a connection to a different connection."
A while back, someone was searching for an interposer board to order for the LR200 (which is almost identical to the R200).
Yes, having a look at the pictures in the mentioned article, I wonder why the USB 3.0 Adapter he uses - after he hacks out the R200 - is bigger than the one built in the case. Looking at the pictures (pic 1 vs. 2&3) I guess the two boards have the same function, right?
.. or lets say, whats the difference of an USB 3.0 Adapter and a interposer (board)?
I've driven myself crazy researching this one. I just could not see how that USB board could have been taken out of an R200 developer kit, since images of the kit board show the whole camera as a single integrated board with the USB connector on the end of the board. I then considered whether the article author had cut the USB part of the board off to make it separate, as some modders do with circuit boards. But the camera board didn't have the writing on it that the article's one does.
It was the text that ended up giving me a clue. It's not really the sort of wording you would find on a board inside a device, and it has the name TMCN - which in the article comments is revealed to be the name of a community. Tokyo MotionControl Network, not be confused with Texas Midwest Community Network.
So it looks like that USB adapter board in the article is actually a custom adapter made by TMCN. As far as I can tell, its creator hasn't shared the schematic so others can make it.
Ha! - I overread that one, I even did a one button click search on google about TMCN .. haha!
Just sent Hiro, after rereading the comments, I guess he's kind to share the circuit sheme/design.
Thank you MartyG! I really appreciate your instant help, almost 24/7, right?
Have a nice weekend!
It's more like a 17 hour day. I do get some sleep, I promise!.
Have a great weekend too, and please come back here to the forum any time.
I also wanna buy this USB 3.0 original board, tell me if you find where to buy. tks!
This page from a German company who is an Intel Authorized Distributor has an SR300 USB adapter board for sale.
If you google the part number then you will see that the giant international Intel Approved Distributor company called Mouser also stocks it.