Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) introduced a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform that enables designers to add high-performance USB 3.0 throughput to virtually any system. The new SuperSpeed Explorer Kit is based on Cypress’s programmable EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller, which offers the flexibility to address a broad range of applications. Key features include:
- A highly configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF II), which can be programmed in 8, 16, and 32-bit configurations.
- The ability to communicate directly with application processors, FPGAs, storage media, and image sensors and provides a data transfer rate of up to 400 Megabytes per second, while using lower power than alternative solutions.
- The ability to interface with external devices via three accessory boards that connect to Aptina image sensors, Altera FPGAs and Xilinx FPGAs, respectively.
- An integrated debugger with a standard USB interface to further simplify designs and speed time to market.
For more information, visit www.cypress.com.
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