With a 10x improved data throughput via USB 2.0, USB 3.0 is on its way to becoming the dominant image processing interface supporting higher resolutions (4K Ultra HD), frame rates and color depth. The trade-off for bandwidth improvement came at the expense of USB 3.0's cable length of max. approx. 3 meters. This white paper examines why USB 3.0 route limiting is problematic and explains various options to extend USB 3.0 lines with regard to the pros and cons of each solution.