Intel RealSense USB 3.0 original board

Here is Intel RealSense R200 tear down.

And this is original(hacked) the Intel RealSense R200 USB 3.0 board and connector cable.


Running on Windows 10 with Intel RealSense SDK.

Following is Mac OS X EL Capitan with librealsense.

This original board for RealSense works very well on Windows/MacOS 🙂 Just USB 3.0 micro type B connector for this board/USB 3.0 Type A Male is needed. This RealSense board can use for special case/frame/housing, AR/VR original camera, and more different use for over the R200 case/connector restrictions.
Thanks for TMCN community, kou, lee!!

Following is 1st prototype version. Hack the USB 3.0 cable and power line on RealSense is very difficult. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed transmitter/receiver differential pair is sensitive, having a 2.4GHz radio interference. It was hard to hack:-P



This board BOM list and circuit design is here.
Intel RealSense R200 datasheet is here.

「Intel RealSense USB 3.0 original board」への49件のフィードバック

  1. HI Mr Hirotaka Niisato!!,
    I read your blog and I find it very interesting, where can I buy the board

    TMCN USB 3.0 power line down converter board for intel realsense HK001 r200

    or if you can share the shcematic circuit design and component list,it would be great.

    I want to use it to connect to my module intel realsense F200 taken out of a dell inspiron 5559

    as you can see from the following images and links$_57.JPG$_57.JPG

    thank you very much in advance

  2. Hello Mr Hirotaka Niisato

    I’m Francois from France.
    congrat for your work… (and your Olympic medals total, just ahead France 😉

    like Niko, i need to plug my internal module F200 in my USB 3.0’s PC ! i become deseparate to do it !
    Do you know the name of the specific plug (10 pin internal) or its technical name ?
    Could you share with me the shcematic circuit design and component list ?

    thx in advance

    1. Hi,
      Great work Hirotaka !
      Like Niko and Francois, i also need to plug an internal module F200 in my USB 3.0 PC.
      I don’t know how to do it !
      Could you share with me the shematic circuit design and component list ?

      Thanks in advance for your help.

  3. こんにちわ。

    私もNikoさんと同じようにこのボードをDell Inspiron 15のパーツのF200につなげてみたいのです。

  4. はじめまして

    1. Hi, this board to PC connector is a USB 3.0 cable, and board to realsense camera connector is the IPEX CABLINE V on this board.

  5. Hi,
    Great work Hirotaka !
    Like Niko and Francois, i also need to plug an internal module F200 in my USB 3.0 PC.
    I don’t know how to do it !
    Could you share with me the shematic circuit design and component list ?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  6. Hi Hirotaka,
    could you give me the size of the internals, just the shielded cameraboard in the first picture? Especially the width is interesting as i have some robot with is size limited to exactly 100.0 mm 🙂


    1. Hi Udo, this internal camera(Intel RealSense R200) size is about with : 102mm, height : 10mm, thickness: 3mm.

      1. Hey, thanks for the quick answer! 🙂
        Do you think there is a way to cut away 1mm on every size? Maybe the shielding or even the PCB?

        1. I think…it’s hard. I don’t recommend you that cut away this camera shielding or PCB even if about 1mm, I’m afraid about the something parts on this camera will be broken.

  7. Hi Hirotaka,

    Thanks for putting together all this information. I am planning to connect a realsense webcam, taken from a Dell laptop, to a desktop computer through USB 3. Could you please let me know how to proceed with the circuit schematics and components? Thanks in advance.

  8. Hi, Hirotaka,

    Could I also get the info about the TMCN USB 3.0 power line down converter board?

    Thanks for your help.

  9. hello, Mr Hirotaka Niisato
    Great Work!
    I have a R200 without cable, and i search the soluation for a long time. Your website is really helpful for me .
    I want to build a pcb for my r200, Would you please share the shcematic circuit design and component list with me ?
    Thank you very much.

  10. Dear Hirotaka,
    Many thanks for this well documented tear down of the Realsense camera.

    As many before me, I would like to connect a Dell F200 camera to my USB 3.0 port, and later on, install it in my robot. Could you share the connector pinout and/or the connector board schematic with me?

    Are the connectors on any type of board the same and their pinout equal to the datasheet here:

    By the way, does anybody know the differency between the following modules: R200, F200, F250 and SR300?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Best regards,

  11. Konnichiva, – Hello hirotakaster!

    Very interesting to see the innerlife of the R200. We’re currently trying to disassemble the Dev Kit in order to get the little USB 3.0 connector out of the frame .. as its hard to find a small USB 3.0 Adapter the one built in the Dev Kit seems a pretty good opportunity. (Very top picture on the right side of the case).

    May I ask how you got the glass of the case and if the r200 was glued to the back? – Do you have more pictures of the disassembling? – And where did you get the USB 3.0

    And did you find any store where to buy these IPEX-cables, as for now Amphenol doesn’t respond.

    Hope to hear from you!

    1. Hi Dimitri,
      I got IPEX 20347-310E-12 cable got from china’s OEM cable company.
      20pcs total price is $70($3.5/pcs), shipping coast is $8 from Shenzhen, China.
      I got it in about 1-2 week from order. If you want it from microcable, I will introduce sales support.

      1. Hi,

        I am interested in buying IPEX 20347-310E-12 cables from microcable, but their website does not work.

        Please can you introduce sales to me?


  12. Hi Hirotakaster,
    Thank you very much for this information! Yes, it would be great to get introduced to the sales support.
    What lenght is the IPEX 20347-310E-12 ?

    And a MartyG. at Intel RealSense Community gave me the hint that actually you/TMCN printed the USB 3.0 Board by yourself, right? Overread that 😉 – Can one buy one or would you share the shematic circuit design? Please contact me by mail!

    And if I get it right, your USB board does the same as the little one on the right side of the blue case (top picture) right?

    Thank you very much!

    1. Hello hirotakaster,

      Great work indeed. USB3.0 cables of realsense are very sensitive.

      I have been searching in many places to buy the IPEX cable. Amphenol does not respond properly.

      Can you get me in touch with sales support of microcable OEM company ?

      Thank you 🙂

  13. Hi Hirotakaster

    Great Job! Thank you for sharing your work. Your post is very interesting.

    Would it be possible for you to also send me schematics or any information at all on TMCN USB 3.0 power line down converter board?

    I am trying to build a motion capture rig and your set up would be very useful for me.

    Many thanks


  14. Hi Hirotakaster

    I really happy to see your post.

    I want to information TMCN USB 3.0 power line down converter board or schematics.

    Could you give a any information?



  15. Hi,
    Great work Hirotaka !
    Like Niko, Francois, Peter and probably many more, i also need to plug an internal module F200 in my USB 3.0 PC.
    I have no idea on how to do it !
    Could you share with me the shematic circuit design and component list ?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  16. Hi hirotakaster,
    Thank you for your nice document, it helps me a lot!
    And I want those IPEX 20347-310E-12 cable from microcable, but the website of microcable is not available now, Would you mind introduce sales support to me?

  17. Hi hirotakaster,

    Like the other commentators, I read your blog post and it’s very interesting.
    Can you please let me know where I can buy the HK001 USB3 board to connect the R200 module?
    Or if you can share the schematic circuit design and component list, that would be awesome.

    Thanks in advance for your reply,

  18. Hi Hirotakaster,
    Very impressive work!
    The picture of the connector board is not very clear so I guess that you just change the voltage from 5V to 3.3V to adapt the R200 camera?
    I found some single camera on Alibaba without cable, can I just make a simple converter only for changing voltage?
    Thank you in advance for your reply.
    Best regards!

    1. Hi Jelly,
      Yes, that’s you think this board have 5V to 3.3V regulator(MIC5219-3.3YM5-TR).
      And Intel RealSense camera board connector is IPEX 20347-310E-12, maybe you can make the RealSense USB 3.0 converter by yourself with regulator/IPEX cable connector.

      1. Very grateful!
        I’ve been looking for the solution for a long time. With your selfless help, I’ve start to looking for some suitable part in local electronic components store.
        BTW, can this connect board be used by the F200 camera? I have googled for a long time to find some instructions or datasheets over the web but find noting. For me the F200 is much cheaper than the R200. If so, this can save me some money ‘cause I just want to experience Windows Hello. X-D
        Best regards!

          1. That sounds great, my friend and I are getting ready to make the convert board.
            I wish we can do this.
            Thank you again for your reply.

  19. Hi Hirotakaster,
    You did awesome job. Your solution definitely help us reduce much budget for 3D camera by using dell realsense webcam board. Appreciate if you can share me the schematic circuit design.

    1. Hi Tuan,
      I append this original board BOM list and circuit design files on my Google Drive link url to this blog entry. Please check it.

  20. Hi Hirotakaster,
    I made it!
    I bought an F200 camera, an ASM1117 regulator, an USB 3.0 to DIP connector and a 20346 cable.
    Now I can use Windows Hello on my desktop based on Intel Xeon E3 1230 V2.
    Best regards!

  21. Hello Hirotakaster,

    I am definitely interested in using the same camera that is used in many Dell laptops. Could I trouble you to send me the same information (schematic, parts, etc.) you used in order to connect this camera to a USB 3.0 port? Thanks so much in advance! Also, great job on your work – very impressive!


    1. Hi Marshall,

      Yes, this board use USB 3.0 port.
      Please check “This board BOM list and circuit design is here.” link in this page, that is my Google Drive folder(RealSenseBoard) you can find the circuit design and parts(BOM), pictures.

      Thank you,

  22. Hi hirotakaster-san,

    Would you mind introduce me to place where I can buy the IPex cable? I looked it up in the alibaba link but could not find the same item. Thank for your great work.

    1. Hi Bach,

      I got a IPEX cable from cable manufacturer Shenzhen CenterMCX Technology Co, my quote cable prices was $3.5/pcs(I ordered 20pcs and 30pcs by same price. maybe it will same price even if small quantity).
      If you want this cable for realsense, I would like to introduce the Shenzhen CenterMCX Technology sales to you:)


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