Newnew Technology Corp.

USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1
Active Extension Cable


USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Active Repeater Extension Cable

To break the 3 meter practical length barrier of USB 3.0 with assured reliability, FireNEX-uLINK™ series was developed to extend USB 3.0 signal up to 16 meters with custom options for lengths, connector configurations, and high flex cable selections.

FireNEX-uLINK™ provides a one-cable extension solution for USB 3.0 by embedding a repeater module between the copper cable. Featuring bus power capabilities and USB 2.0 backward compatibility, FireNEX-uLINK™ is the ideal solution for Machine Vision, Audio-Visual, Medical Imaging, and many other fields.

Every FireNEX-uLINK™ cable has been meticulously made and tested to meet the requirements for best signal integrity and highest reliability when compared to any other USB 3.0 active repeater cables on the market.

FireNEX-uLINK™ won the 2015 and the 2016 Vision System Design Innovators Awards.

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  • Extends USB 3.0 up to 16 Meters with superior signal quality
  • Transfers SuperSpeed at data rate up to 5Gbps
  • USB 2.0 backward compatible
  • Plug and Play, no driver installation needed
  • Bus powered from host PC, no external power supply needed
  • Unique slim repeater box profile option available, ideal for wall conduit
  • USB3 Vision compliant locking connector available
  • Custom connector ends (all available Newnex connector options plus others)
  • High flex life robotic cable option available

Custom Options

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To meet customers' specific needs, FireNEX-uLINK™ is fully customizable for cable lengths, connector configurations, flex cable selections, etc.

Connector Configurations: Other than standard USB 3.0 A, B and Micro B Connector, 90 degree right angled and side angled connectors, panel mount female connectors, and many other connectors are available.

Length Configurations: Customer can choose any cable length from 1 to 16 Meters (3 to 60 Ft.) in total length. Typical lengths are 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 Meters.

High Flex Cable Options: Other than the standard USB 3.0 copper cable, customer can also choose the high flex life cables for applications with constant movement such as robotic arm. Click to learn more about High Flex Life Cable option.


  • USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen 1Up to 20m (60ft.)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2Up to 8m (26 ft.)

  • USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen 15 Gb/s
  • USB 3.1 Gen 210 Gb/s
  • Backward Compatible USB 2.0480 Mb/s

  • Repeater Box Dimension16 x 16 x 40 mm (0.63 x 0.63 x 1.57”)
  • Cable Diameter6.4 mm (0.27”)
  • Jacket MaterialPVC, Black
  • USB Connector on Host SideUSB 3.0 Std-A
    (USB3 Vision Locking Connector Available)
  • USB Connector on Device SideUSB 3.0 Std-B
    (USB3 Vision Locking Connector Available)
    USB 3.0 Micro B
    (USB3 Vision Locking Connector Available)
    USB 3.0 Std-A Female
    USB 3.1 Gen1/Gen2 Type-C
    (Standard Single and Dual Screw Locking Connector Available)

  • Power SourceBus Power
  • Available Power to Device5V, 900mA

  • Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
  • Storage Temperature-40ºC to 80ºC (-40ºF to 176ºF)
  • Operating Humidity20% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity10% to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing

  • ConnectivityUSB 3.0/USB 3.1Gen 1, Gen 2/USB 2.0
  • Machine VisionAIA USB3 Vision™ Compliant
  • EMCFCC (Class B), CE (Class B)
  • EnvironmentalRoHS
  • FlammabilityVW-1

  • Warranty1-year Manufacture Warranty

Helpful Links


Q: Is FireNEX-uLINK™ backward compatible with USB 2.0?

A: Yes, the FireNEX-uLINK™ is compatible with USB 2.0 peripherals.

Q: What length does the FireNEX-uLINK™ support?

A: The FireNEX-uLINK™ can support up to 16 meters.

Q: What are the typical configurations of FireNEX-uLINK™?

A: The typical configurations of FireNEX-uLINK™ are A male to B male or A male to Micro B male, if you need A male to A female, or A male to C male or other configurated or custom connector, please contact Newnex for further information.

Q: Is it possible to have FireNEX-uLINK™ made from high flex life USB3 cable to support robotic application?

A: Yes, please contact Newnex support for further information.

Q: Do I need to install a driver in order to use the FireNEX-uLINK™

A: No, you do not need to install a driver. You can use the FireNEX-uLINK™ as you would with a regular USB 3.0 cable.

Q: Where can the RoHS Certificate for FireNEX-uLINK™ be found?

A: FireNEX-uLINK™ Rohs Certifcation can be found in Newnex's FireNEX Repeaters Certifcate.

Q: Is the FireNEX-uLINK™ compatible with USB 3.0 Machine Vision Camera?

A: FireNEX-uLINK™ is proven to be fully compatible with USB 3.0 Machine Vision cameras and devices that are available for testing, including those from Basler, Hamamtsu, IDS, JAI, Lumenera, Pleora, Point Grey, SVS-Vistrek, The Imaging Source, and Ximea.

Installation Setup

USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable