The 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. The FX3 SuperSpeed Explorer Kit is built to evaluate and develop solutions with the CYUSB301x family of EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controllers.
The EZ-USB® FX3 device is powered by a fully accessible ARM9 core with 512 KB of RAM. The FX3 device has a fully configurable, General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II) that can interface with any processor, ASIC, image sensor, or FPGA.
The FX3 SuperSpeed Explorer Kit includes Rectangular Connectors which can be easily interfaced with any external device. Interconnect boards to interface these Rectangular Connectors with Aptina image sensor boards, Xilinx FPGA boards and Altera FPGA boards are available as accessories.
CYUSB3ACC-004: Aptina Image Sensor Interconnect Board
CYUSB3ACC-005: Xilinx FPGA FMC Interconnect Board
CYUSB3ACC-006: Altera FPGA HSMC Interconnect Board
CYUSB3ACC-007: CPLD Accessory Board
Accelerate Your Design
Refer to the SuperSpeed Device Design By Example book, by John Hyde. This guide is optimized to work with the FX3 SuperSpeed Explorer kit. Work through a series of examples designed to teach you how to design a real-world USB 3.0 application. For any questions regarding the book and boards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debug like a Pro
The FX3 SuperSpeed Explorer Kit includes an Integrated Debugger (CY USB-Serial Bridge Controller) which provides a JTAG/UART interface through a standard USB 2.0 port. This supports a PC interface through a separate USB 2.0 connection. The EZ-USB FX3 SDK allows step-through debugging in the Eclipse IDE tool.
Development board (1)
USB 3.0 A to B cable (1)
Quick start guide
Accelerate your USB 3.0 design with the SuperSpeed code examples