Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced that it is stocking the EZ-USB® FX3 SuperSpeed USB Controller from Cypress Semiconductor as well as the USB 3.0 Re-Driver from NXP Semiconductors.

The Cypress EZ-USB FX3 is the next-generation USB 3.0 peripheral controller that enables developers to add USB 3.0 device functionality to any system. The FX3 has a fully configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II), which can interface with virtually any processor, ASIC, image sensor or FPGA. GPIF II provides easy and glueless connectivity to popular industry interfaces such as synchronous Slave FIFO, asynchronous SRAM, asynchronous and synchronous Address Data Multiplexed interface, parallel ATA, etc. The FX3’s programming flexibility makes it an ideal solution for any USB 3.0 device. The Cypress EZ-USB FX3 Development Kit provides complete hardware and software solutions for accelerating the firmware and device driver development for the FX3 device. It can be used to start hardware or software integration and build final systems after the integration phase is complete. The kit contains the Development Kit PCB, a USB 3.0 A to Micro B cable, the Quick Start Guide, a Kit CD, and a 5V DC adapter.

The NXP Semiconductors’ PTN36241B SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Re-Driver IC is a dual-channel device that enhances signal quality by performing receive equalization on the deteriorated input signal followed by transmit de-emphasis, maximizing system link performance. It provides superior differential signal conditioning and enhancement capability, delivering significant flexibility and performance scaling for various systems with different PCB trace and cable channel conditions, while still benefiting from optimum power consumption. The PTN36241B supports a data signaling rate of 5Gbps per channel with optional settings that provide a high level of extendibility. It supports applications that require a greater level of configurability by delivering intelligent multiplexing of the I²C-bus interface with quinary (5-level) pins.

Mouser offers a comprehensive new Product Knowledge Center (PKC) technology training site devoted to USB 3.0 communication bus technology, its practical applications, and featured products. This intuitive site includes an analysis of new SuperSpeed USB features, its various component families (from host controllers and hubs, to plugs, ESD protection, and more), and the newly-available USB components for design-in of the interface with the widest installed base in the market. In addition, commentary from industry leaders Texas Instruments, Cypress, and Littelfuse brings fresh perspectives into this next chapter of USB development. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 19 global support locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated daily and searches more than 8.9 million products to locate over 3 million orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

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