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The RocketU 1244A is the industry's fastest USB Host Controller. Each of the four USB Type-A ports is fully independent, and powered by a dedicated 10Gb/s USB 3.2 controller chip, backed by a robust PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface. This unique host controller architecture ensures each hosted USB device can operate at peak performance without saturating the bus or taxing system resources.

  • Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x8 Host Interface

  • Ideal for professional-grade, High-Speed Data Acquisition & Transfer Applications

  • 4 USB-Type A ports support any industry-standard USB device or peripheral

  • 10Gb/s of transfer bandwidth per USB port

  • Driverless Installation: Native xHCI Support

Dedicated Per-Port Performance Architecture

4x 10Gb/s Transfer Bandwidth

Unlike most USB controllers in today’s marketplace, the RocketU 1244A supports four independent USB Type-A ports, each of which is powered by a dedicated USB 3.2 10Gb/s controller.

This unique Per-Port Performance architecture enables each RocketU 1244A to deliver up to 4000MB/s of transfer bandwidth.

Blazing Fast PCIe 3.0 x8 Host Interface

 

The blazing fast PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface works in tandem with our Per-Port Performance architecture to ensure each individual USB port can deliver 1000MB/s of transfer bandwidth at all times, even in cases where each port is occupied and under heavy load.

 

Dedicated USB Controllers Provide Independent Device Paths & Power Delivery

 

The RocketU 1244A’s four dedicated USB 3.2 controllers enable each port to work independently and deliver up to 7.5W of power for device operation or charging purposes. The innovative PCB layout provides a dedicated USB connection pathway for each port; hosted USB devices can operate at peak performance, without the risk of interference by neighboring USB connections.

Ideal for High-Speed Data Acquisition & Capture Applications

The RocketU 1244A's performance-focused HBA architecture was designed for workflows that demand ease of integration, hot-plug capability, and rapid file transfer. The four independent 10Gb/s USB ports and PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface can easily accommodate a wide range of high-speed data acquisition applications, including imaging and capture solutions, security systems, and media archiving.

USB Cameras & Imaging/Capture Devices

Media Processing & Archiving

HighPoint RocketU 1244A 4x 10Gb/sPCIe 3.0 x8 USB Host Controller

Universal Device Compatibility    Works with any industry-standard USB 3.x/2.0/1.x device

Universal Device Compatibility

Works with any industry-standard USB 2.0/3.2 Gen1/3.2 Gen2 Device

4x 10G USB-C Ports    The RocketU 1344D's four USB Type-C ports can deliver up to 1000MB/s of trasnfer bandwidth

Dedicated USB 10G Connectivity

 

The RocketU 1244A features four dedicated 10Gb/s USB ports

USB Device Charging    RocketU 1344D can be used to charge USB compliant devices

USB Device Charging

 

RocketU 1244A can be used to charge USB compliant devices

xHCI CompliantDriverless Installation: The RocketU 1344D is natively supported modern operating systems

xHCI CompliantDriverless Installation: The RocketU 1244A is natively supported modern operating systems

Ultra-High Performance:  ​  Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x4 Bus-Bandwidth

Ultra-High Performance:

Dedicated PCIe 3.0 x8 Bus-Bandwidth

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The Rocket 1244A is Thunderbolt™ compliant, and can be installed into PCIe expansion chassis, such as the RocketStor 6661A

Universal Compatibility

RocketU 1244A controllers can be installed into any computing platform with an industry-standard PCIe 3.0 or 4.0 x8 or 16 slot. The four independent USB Type-A ports support any industry-standard USB 2.0/3.2 Gen1/3.2 Gen2 device, including USB drives, cameras, printers, capture devices and peripherals.

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 2019

Mac Pro 5.1 (Legacy)

Mac Pro 5.1 (Legacy)

Apple M1

Apple M1

Motherboards

Motherboards

PC Platforms

PC Platforms

Workstations

Workstations

Rackmounts

Rackmounts

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Thunderbolt Platforms

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Host Bus Interface
8-lane, 8 GT/s PCI Express 3.0 Compliant
Interface Technology
Supports up to USB 3.2 10Gb/s link speed Backwards compatible with USB 3.2 Gen2, USB3.2 Gen1 & USB 2.0
Supported Standard
xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface); UASP (USB attached SCSI protocol)
Operating System Support (Mac compatibility)
Mac Pro 5,1 or 7,1, macOS 10.12.6 and later, Supports Intel & M1 chipset , Compatible with PCIe slots
Operating System Support (Windows compatibility)
Windows 11,10,8.1, Windows Server 2022, 2016, 2012, 2008 (64-bit editions), Compatible with PCIe slots

Operating System Support (Linux compatibility)

Linux kernel 3.10.0 and later, Compatible with PCIe slots
Operating System Support (VMware ESXi compatibility)
Yes
Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion System Compatibility

Yes; Supports USB 3.x devices when card is installed in a Thunderbolt to PCIe Card Expansion System (Requires RS6661A)

Thunderbolt4 supoort:

• Support Mac Thunderbolt4 platform

• Support Z690 chipset PC platform

• Does not support the Z590 chipset PC platform

Secure Boot(PC platforms)

Windows: Support Secure Boot Disable and Enable

Linux: Support Secure Boot Disable and Enable

Number of Channel / Port
4
Port Type
USB Type-A
Data Transfer Rates:
10Gb/s per port
Number of Devices
4 x USB 1.x, 2.0, and 3.x compatible devices
USB port Ampage
2A output per port
Bus Powered Peripherals
Up to 10W per port for device operation or charging
External Power Support
N/A
USB Port Sharing
Dedicated (Not Shared): Each USB Port has a dedicated controller (ASM3142)
Form Factor
Full-Height
Cooling system
Anodized Aluminum heat sink
Dimensions

4.09'' W x 3.79'' H x 0.45'' 

Weight
0.44 lbs.
Warranty

1 Year

Compliance Certification
CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE

Storage Features

Bootable Drive support
Yes (Linux, Mac)
Drive hotplug support
Yes

Operating Environment

Work Temp:
5°C ~ 45°C
Storage Temp:
40°C ~ 65°C
Operating Voltage
PCI-e: 12V, 3.3V
Power
Typical: 8.86W (card only)
MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)
920,585 Hours

Kit Contents

Model
RocketU 1244A
Controller card
1x Controller card
Quick Installation Guide
1x Quick Installation Guide
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Datasheet
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