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EZ-USB FX3™ SuperSpeed USB 3.0 peripheral controller

New Update: Use the new EZ-USB FX3 Collateral Guide as a system-level guide before starting your USB 3.0 design.


Cypress EZ-USB® FX3™ is the industry's only SuperSpeed USB 3.0 peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB 3.0 device functionality to any system.

EZ-USB FX3 has a fully configurable, General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II) that can interface with any processor, ASIC, image sensor, or FPGA. GPIF™ II is an enhanced version of the original GPIF™ in FX2LP, Cypress’s flagship USB 2.0 product. It provides easy and glue-less connectivity to popular industry interfaces such as synchronous Slave FIFO, asynchronous SRAM, asynchronous and synchronous Address Data Multiplexed interface, and Compact Flash. Additionally, users can define their own proprietary interfaces using the Cypress’s GPIF™ II Designer Tool.

The new 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. Accelerate your design with the new SuperSpeed Device Design by Example book by John Hyde.

USB 3.0 provides a 5 Gbps link that supports uncompressed HD video transfer and enables applications such as DSC, DVC, webcams, security cameras, machine vision, medical imaging, and surveillance equipment. EZ-USB FX3 seamlessly connects to any HD image sensor and transmits uncompressed video traffic through a USB 3.0 port.

With more and more application such as printers and scanners demanding for higher resolutions images to be processed at a faster pace, increasing bandwidth requirement is now paramount. EZ-USB FX3 provides a solution that is both fast and flexible to meet these needs.

Accelerate your USB 3.0 design with the SuperSpeed code examples.


EZ-USB FX3 Block Diagram
  1. Read the Getting Started with FX3 Application note and review the FX3 Collateral Guide for a system-level overview of a design using FX3
  2. Watch the Introduction to EZ-USB® FX3™ Architecture Video
  3. Purchase the new SuperSpeed Explorer Kit (CYUSB3KIT-003) or the FX3 Development Kit (CYUSB3KIT-001)
  4. Download and install the relevant setup file which includes:
  5. Start your first FX3 design
  6. Training Video: EZ-USB FX3 Introduction
  7. Get your Schematics reviewed by the Cypress Applications Engineering Team using the Online Tech Support Case System

EZ-USB® FX3™ SuperSpeed Explorer Kit (CYUSB3KIT-003)

The Cypress EZ-USB® FX3™ SuperSpeed Explorer Kit is a brand new low-cost platform to quickly enable customers to evaluate the FX3 device. Use this kit with the new book by John Hyde - SuperSpeed Device Design by Example to develop your SuperSpeed products.

Price: $49.00

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EZ-USB® FX3™ HD 720p Camera Kit

The EZ-USB® FX3™ HD 720p Camera Kit enables customers to interface the MT9M114 Aptina 720p image sensor with the CYUSB3KIT-001 kit. Cypress's software utilities and example firmware are built to rapidly develop HD camera interface solutions with FX3.

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Key Features

•  Integration: Full USB 3.0 Peripheral Controller with built-in PHY
•  High-Performance: ARM9 with 512 kB RAM for data processing
•  Connectivity: I2S, SPI and UART peripherals
•  Flexibility: Proprietary 32-bit 100 MHz GPIF™ II
•  Low Power: Low 1.2 V core and independent power domains
•  Multitasking: 32 configurable endpoints
•  Flexible Clock: Selectable XTAL input from 19.2, 26, 38.4 and 52 MHz
•  Small Footprint: 121 ball (10x10mm) BGA