Cypress EZ-USB® FX3 and NXP USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Re-Driver


The EZ-USB® FX3 SuperSpeed USB Controller from Cypress Semiconductor, as well as the USB 3.0 Re-Driver from NXP Semiconductors, are the next-generation USB 3.0 peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB 3.0 device functionality to any system. The FX3 has a fully configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF(tm) II), which can interface with virtually any processor, ASIC, image sensor or FPGA. GPIF II provides easy and glueless connectivity to popular industry interfaces such as synchronous Slave FIFO, asynchronous SRAM, asynchronous and synchronous Address Data Multiplexed interface, parallel ATA, etc. The FX3’s programming flexibility makes it an ideal solution for any USB 3.0 device.

The EZ-USB FX3 Development Kit provides complete hardware and software solutions for accelerating the firmware and device driver development for the FX3 device. It can be used to start hardware or software integration and build final systems after the integration phase is complete. The kit contains the Development Kit PCB, a USB 3.0 A to Micro B cable, the Quick Start Guide, a Kit CD, and a 5V DC adapter.

The NXP Semiconductors’ PTN36241B SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Re-Driver IC is a dual-channel device that enhances signal quality by performing receive equalization on the deteriorated input signal followed by transmit de-emphasis. It provides superior differential signal conditioning and enhancement capability, delivering significant flexibility and performance scaling for various systems with different PCB trace and cable channel conditions, while still benefiting from optimum power consumption. The PTN36241B supports a data-signaling rate of 5 Gbps per channel with optional settings that provide a high level of extendibility. It supports applications that require a greater level of configurability by delivering intelligent multiplexing of the I²C-bus interface with quinary (5-level) pins.

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