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AN75705 - Getting Started with EZ-USB® FX3™ | Cypress Semiconductor

AN75705 - Getting Started with EZ-USB® FX3™

Last Updated: 
Oct 17, 2018

AN75705 gets you started with the Cypress EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 device controller. This note highlights key FX3 features and applications while providing signposts along the way to various design resources to help with FX3 development. It also walks you through the steps to get started with FX3 firmware development using free Cypress tools featuring the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE). Finally, it provides an overview of FX3 software and hardware development kits.


Cypress‘s EZ-USB FX3 (hereafter abbreviated to FX3) is a powerful USB 3.0 peripheral controller, providing integrated and flexible features. FX3 enables developers to add USB 3.0 functionality to their systems.

AN75705 helps you get started with FX3. It highlights the key uses, applications, and features of FX3. A comprehensive list of design resources available from Cypress is also provided. This application note walks you through the steps to get started with USB transfers using the SuperSpeed Explorer Kit (CYUSB3KIT-003) or FX3 Development Kit (CYUSB3KIT-001).

Video on EZ-USB FX3 Architecture Overview - click below

EZ USB FX3 Image

Please refer to the SuperSpeed Code Examples for more examples.

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