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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that SKNET Corporation, a major digital TV and video product developer in Japan, has selected Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller for its MonsterX U3.0R external video capture system. The FX3 solution provides the MonsterX U3.0R with USB 3.0 bandwidth of 5 Gbps, which enables it to capture HD video without requiring compression that degrades image quality. This functionality allows end-users to capture and play back sharp, uncompressed HD video from various sources, including set-top boxes, media players, HD cameras, and gaming consoles.

EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only programmable, one-chip USB 3.0 peripheral controller. It is equipped with a highly configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16- and 32-bit configurations with data rates as high as 400 Megabytes per second. GPIF II enables FX3 to interface directly with nearly any processor, ASIC or FPGA. More information on Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 controller is available at www.cypress.com/fx3.

About EZ-USB FX3

EZ-USB FX3 provides SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in virtually any system. The on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512KB RAM delivers 200 MIPS of computational power and is available for applications that require local data processing. Additionally, FX3 provides interfaces to connect to serial peripherals such as SPI, UART, I2C and I2S. In short, FX3 provides highly flexible and integrated features that enable developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to nearly any system.

EZ-USB FX3 is in volume production now, available in a small 121-ball BGA with dimensions of 10 mm x 10 mm x 1.2 mm with a 0.8-mm pitch.

 

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