In a significant leap forward for USB technology, Infineon Technologies AG announces the EZ-USB FX10, setting a new standard as the industry’s first USB 10 Gbps peripheral controller. This latest addition to the EZ-USB family introduces advanced features that cater to the evolving demands of AI, imaging, and emerging applications.
The EZ-USB FX10 boasts fast connectivity with USB 10 Gbps and LVDS interfaces, delivering three times the total bandwidth compared to its predecessor. Powered by dual ARM Cortex-M4 and M0+ core CPUs, the device is equipped with 512 KB flash, 128 KB SRAM, 128 KB ROM, and seven serial communication blocks (SCBs). The inclusion of a cryptography accelerator and a high-bandwidth data subsystem enables direct memory access (DMA) data transfers between LVDS/LVCMOS and USB ports at impressive speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
Addressing the need for comprehensive functionality, the peripheral controller incorporates USB-C connector orientation detection and flip-mux functionality, eliminating the requirement for external logic. With an additional 1 MB of SRAM for USB data buffering, the EZ-USB FX10 stands out as a powerful and adaptable USB controller for developers.
The controller’s design optimizes the bill of materials (BOM) with a compact 10 x 10 mm² BGA package, making it ideal for space-constrained applications. Supporting USB-C direct connection without a high-speed signal multiplexer simplifies the design process, enhancing usability. The Quick Start Development Kit, inclusive of firmware and a configuration tool, facilitates easy integration. The EZ-USB FX10 DVK (development kit) further enhances connectivity with a standard FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) connector for seamless integration with field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards.
Infineon plans to officially launch the EZ-USB FX10 at the International Technical Exhibition on Image Technology and Equipment (ITE 2023) in Yokohama, Japan, on December 6. With a comprehensive set of application notes for hardware and software design, the EZ-USB FX10 opens the door for developers to create high-performance devices across various applications.