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Cypress, Nuvation 및 Arrow Electronics, Altera 새로운 FPGA용 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 인터페이스 보드 도입 | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress, Nuvation 및 Arrow Electronics, Altera 새로운 FPGA용 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 인터페이스 보드 도입

최신 업데이트: 2012년 6월 18일

SAN JOSE, Calif., 2012년 6월 19일 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Nuvation Research Corp. today announced the production release of a rapid-prototyping solution that simplifies streaming video, images and other data from Altera FPGAs to a host processor at speeds up to 400 Megabytes per second. This solution includes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device interface board that connects to Arrow Electronics’ BeMicro SDK (Software Development Kit), the popular FPGA evaluation platform featuring an Altera Cyclone IV FPGA. This new USB 3.0 expansion board enables BeMicro users to prototype a simpler, uncompressed, cost-effective alternative to traditional slower interfaces such as USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet.

Designed to provide a seamless link out of the box, the new interface board from Cypress and Nuvation (a Cypress Platinum Design Partner) is called BeUSB 3.0, and is available exclusively from Arrow Electronics. It utilizes Cypress’s programmable EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 device controller to implement the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard. The interface board attaches to the BeMicro SDK and comes with a standard cable to connect to a USB 3.0 PC host, which provides up to 900 mA for bus-power. This BeUSB 3.0 board is a great vehicle to start development for systems needing high quality streaming video and imaging, data acquisition systems, and other applications that require FPGAs to interface with USB 3.0.

The EZ-USB FX3 peripheral controller on the BeUSB 3.0 expansion board is equipped with Cypress’s second generation configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II), capable of supporting data rates up to 400 Megabytes per second (MBps). GPIF II enables FX3 to interface directly with any processor, ASIC or FPGA by using the GPIF II Designer™, a graphical user interface (GUI) tool. The easy-to-use GUI helps system designers to configure the GPIF II interface to their needs by selecting one of several popular interfaces such as asynchronous and synchronous slave FIFO or, SRAM. They can also design their own interface using an intuitive state machine canvas. The on-chip ARM9® CPU core with 512KB RAM delivers 200 MIPS of computational power for applications that require local data processing. FX3 provides highly flexible and integrated features that enable developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any system. More information on EZ-USB FX3 is available at https://www.cypress.com/fx3.

“We are glad to see a Cypress platinum design partner such as Nuvation team with us and a global distribution leader such as Arrow Electronics to help system designers meet their customers’ growing bandwidth requirements with an easy-to-use SuperSpeed USB 3.0 solution,” said Mark Fu, Senior Marketing Director of Cypress’s SuperSpeed USB Business Unit. “The BeUSB 3.0 interface card will enable Altera FPGA and BeMicro users to expedite designs by providing a seamless connection between FX3 and Altera FPGAs.”

“Arrow Electronics is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Cypress to take the FX3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 solution to the marketplace. The Cypress solution will open new markets for both companies and provide customers with leading-edge technology required to solve their various video-, imaging- and data-transfer requirements. We are also glad to see Nuvation, a premier member of the Arrow Consulting Engineering Services (ACES) program, be a part of this effort," said David West, vice president of supplier marketing and asset management for Arrow Electronics.

More information on the BeUSB 3.0 board is available at http://arrownac.com/CypressFX3. This board is used in conjunction with the BeMicro SDK board and both boards can be purchased from Arrow Electronics. A free web-based seminar about USB 3.0 and the new BeUSB 3.0 board will be hosted by Arrow Electronics and EE Times on June 27 at 11 a.m. PST. Registration information is available at http://seminar2.techonline.com/s/arrow_jun2712.

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Cypress는 제품 출시 기간을 단축하고 탁월한 시스템 가치를 제공하는 프로그램 가능 고성능 혼합 신호 솔루션을 제공합니다. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch® solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress는 또한 SRAM 메모리 부문에서도 세계를 선도합니다. Cypress는 소비자, 모바일 핸드셋, 컴퓨팅, 데이터 통신, 자동차, 산업 및 군대 분야를 망라하여 수많은 시장을 지원합니다. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at https://www.cypress.com.

Cypress and the Cypress logo, EZ-USB, PSoC, PowerPSoC, CapSense, TrueTouch and West Bridge are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation.

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