I have a laptop which has one USB 2.0 host controller and one USB 3.0 host controller. I have many USB 2.0 devices connected (both to USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports) and I am experiencing bandwidth issues.
So here is my question: is it possible, either via hardware or software, to convert one of the USB 2.0 signal to a true USB 3.0 signal, that would be directed to the USB 3.0 host controller ? I do not see a fundamental reason why it should not be possible but I have been unable to find a solution on the internet.
Note that I am aware that USB 3.0 ports split 2.0 and 3.0 signals, and that this answer to a related question does not answer my question.
The current layout is:
camera + other devices (all USB 2.0) -> USB 3.0 hub -> laptop USB 3.0 port
The layout I am thinking about (I would like to separate the camera because it uses the most bandwidth):
USB 2.0 camera -> translate to USB 3.0 -- | USB 2.0 devices ---> USB 3.0 hub -> laptop USB 3.0 port
The laptop is a Dell XPS 13. The hub is a 7-ports USB 3.0 Exsys EX-1188HMS.
A screenshot of the PCI bus section of the Device Manager: