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HX3 USB 3.0 HUB Controller

HX3 is Cypress’s USB-IF certified 4-port Hub controller. HX3 is proven to work with all known Host controllers, Device classes and Operating systems by repeated testing at every USB plug-fests and 3rd party laboratories. HX3 supports most USB Charging standards, including Battery Charging Specification v1.2, Apple Charging Standard, YD/T 1591-2006 and ACA-Dock.

HX3's ACA Dock feature allows charging of a smartphone or tablet supporting USB OTG, while simultaneously working with USB devices connected to the downstream ports. HX3 supports Ghost Charging™ feature, which enables battery charging on HX3's down stream ports without a host connected to the upstream port.

HX3's configurable SuperSpeed and USB 2.0 PHY improves signal quality. This feature of HX3 gives board designers more flexibility, making USB-IF compliance easier. HX3 also supports Shared Link™, a proprietary feature that doubles the number of USB ports, creating 8 ports from a 4-port Hub.

Now Sampling! HX3 on BGA Package – the smallest USB 3.0 hub in the market – New!

ACA-Dock Solution and Knowledge Base Article on ACA-Dock – New!

Video of Buffalo's 4-Port Hub for Android Tablets Using HX3's ACA-Dock Feature – New!

 

  1. Watch the videos of HX3’s Shared Link™ and ACA-Dock features
  2. Download HX3 Datasheet and Hardware Design Guidelines Application Note
  3. Buy the CY4609 ($69), CY4603 ($99) or CY4613 ($129) kit based on your application
  4. Download and install the Blaster Plus Configuration Utility
  5. Refer to the Reduced BOM Schematic for 100-Ball BGA Package Option (CYUSB331x-BVX family), 68-QFN Package Option (CYUSB330x family) and 88-QFN Package Option  (CYUSB331x family and CYUSB332x family) of HX3
  6. Get your Schematics reviewed by the Cypress Applications Engineering Team using the Online Tech Support Case System

HX3 kits provide the capability to evaluate HX3 features and develop USB Hub applications. Kits are integrated with the required components and Blaster Plus software utility. The Blaster Plus software utility is used to change the configuration parameters of HX3. All kits are supported on Windows OS.

 

Reference Design Kits

CY4609 - HX3 USB 3.0 Hub Reference Design Kit

CY4609 is an easy-to-use Reference Design Kit to evaluate the USB-IF Certified CYUSB330x family of HX3 USB 3.0 hub controllers. The kit can be used as a reference design for standalone USB 3.0 hub application

Kit Features

  • Supports Battery Charging v1.2
  • Supports Ghost Charging™
  • Configure HX3 using I2C EEPROM or I2C slave modes
  • Supports Ganged Downstream port Power Control
  • Space-saving 68-pin QFN package

 

Development Kits

CY4603 - HX3 USB 3.0 Hub Development Kit

CY4603 is an easy-to-use Development Kit to evaluate and develop solutions on the USB-IF certified CYUSB331x family of HX3 USB 3.0 hub controllers. This kit demonstrates the GPIO configurability options available in HX3.

Kit Features

  • Configurable GPIOs
  • Supports Battery Charging v1.2
  • Supports Ghost Charging™
  • Configure HX3 using I2C EEPROM or I2C slave mode
  • Supports Individual and Ganged Downstream port Power Control
  • 88-pin QFN package

 

CY4613 - HX3 USB 3.0 Shared Link Development Kit

CY4613 is a development kit to evaluate and develop solutions with CYUSB332x family of HX3 USB 3.0 hub controllers. The kit demonstrates HX3’s proprietary Shared Link feature and the ACA-Dock feature. CY4613 showcases 6 down stream ports on a 4-port hub, with two conventional USB 3.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports - split into an embedded SuperSpeed port and a standard USB 2.0 port.

Kit Features

  • Supports Shared Link™
  • Supports ACA-Dock
  • Configurable GPIOs
  • Supports Battery Charging v1.2
  • Supports Ghost Charging™
  • Configure HX3 using I2C EEPROM or I2C slave mode
  • Supports Individual and Ganged Downstream port Power Control
  • 88-pin QFN package

Contact hx3@cypress.com to get a HX3 Development Kit today!

HX3 Key Features

  • Shared Link™ : Provides 8 downstream ports from a 4-port USB 3.0 hub
  • Ghost Charging™ : Charges a portable device without the need for a host
  • Configurability : Improves signal quality with configurable USB PHY
  • Charging Support : Supports Battery Charging v1.2 and Apple Charging
  • ACA-Dock : Charges USB-OTG enabled Smartphone or Tablet on the up-stream port
  • Low Power : HX3 consumes significantly lower active power compared to competition

Package options:68QFN (8 x 8 mm) and 88QFN (10 x 10 mm)

HX3 USB 3.0 HUB Controller

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Solution Example HX3 USB 3.0 HUB Controller

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