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    Features of EZ-USB® FX3 SuperSpeed USB Controller:

    • Universal serial bus (USB) integration
    • General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II)
    • Fully accessible 32-bit CPU
    • Additional connectivity to the following peripherals
    • Selectable clock input frequencies
    • Ultra low-power in core power-down mode
    • Independent power domains for core and I/O
    • EZ-USB® software and development kit (DVK) for easy code development

    The FX3 SuperSpeed Explorer Kit is an easy-to-use and inexpensive development platform enabling developers to add USB 3.0 device functionality to any system. The FX3 SuperSpeed Explorer Kit is built to evaluate and develop solutions with the CYUSB301x family of EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controllers.

    USB 3.0 offers the SuperSpeed signalling rate of 5 gigabits per second, which is 10 times greater than the high-speed signalling rate of 480 megabits per second. Because FX3 is USB 3.0 compliant, in addition to operating at the new SuperSpeed data rate, it can also operate at the High-Speed and Full-Speed USB data rates.

    The EZ-USB® FX3 device is powered by a fully accessible ARM9 core with 512 KB of RAM. FX3 has a fully configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II) that can interface with any processor, ASIC, image sensor, or field-programmable gate array (FPGA). It provides easy and glueless connectivity to popular industry interfaces such as synchronous slave FIFO, asynchronous SRAM, asynchronous and synchronous address data multiplexed interfaces, image sensor interfaces, and CompactFlash. Additionally, users can define proprietary interfaces using Cypress's GPIF II Designer tool, which is packaged with the FX3 Software Development Kit (SDK).


    Applications: Digital video camcorders, Digital still cameras, Printers, Scanners, Video capture cards, Test and measurement equipment, Surveillance cameras, Personal navigation devices, Medical imaging devices, Video IP phones, Portable media players, Industrial cameras.

    • FX3 development board
    • USB 3.0 A to B cable
    • Quick start guide
    • Jumpers