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AN72419 - West Bridge® Benicia™ Hardware Design Guidelines and Schematic Checklist | Cypress Semiconductor

AN72419 - West Bridge® Benicia™ Hardware Design Guidelines and Schematic Checklist

Last Updated: 
Dec 10, 2015
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AN72419 discusses the hardware design best practices and the device configuration for the West Bridge® Benicia™ device. The application note provides effective system design and PCB layout techniques to jumpstart your project.

Introduction

West Bridge Benicia is a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed peripheral controller optimized for sideloading and streaming applications. West Bridge Benicia supports the latest removable and embedded mass-storage devices such as SD 3.0 (SDXC with UHS-I) and eMMC 4.41. It also boosts the USB data rate from 480 Mbps (High Speed) to 5 Gbps (SuperSpeed).

To successfully integrate this high-performance peripheral in a system, the designer should consider the provided configuration and layout recommendation and ensure correct system operation.