I have a d54250wyk that I need to connect to several cameras to. I know that the the cameras consume too much bandwidth to be on a single bus
1) My first question is how many usb hosts does it actually have?
I think I remember reading somewhere that it had two but I cant seem to find specific information in the pdf.
When I run lusb it shows 3 usb root hubs. Two of the usb hubs are type2 and one is type3. When I plug devices in (flashdrives and cameras) they only ever show up on a single bus (bus2.) This is true regaurdless of what port I use. Even connecting to the "internal connection header" yields the same result.
2) My second question is if the d54250wyk has multiple usb host controllers how do I access them?
3) Would adding a mini PCIe card be a possible way to add another USB host controller?
I have read that one of the PCIe slots shares bandwidth with the usb is this a problem?
3) Finally, if this is not possible could someone recommend a similar product that has multiple USB host controllers?
Thank you for your inquiry. Checking the Technical Product Specification http://downloadmirror.intel.com/23089/eng/D54250WYB_D34010WYB_TechProdSpec06.pdf
Shows to addition USB headers.
But for the exact total USB hosts and if possible to use a mini PCIe card will need to check with engineering to verify and provide you with the correct answer. As soon as I have the information I will be answering your question.