Electronics & Computers

Huanor Adopts Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 Controller

June 13, 2013

The embedded system provider will use FX3 in its USB 3.0 industrial camera development kit to provide flexible connectivity to FPGAs and image sensors, enabling streaming of high-definition, real-time imaging data.

SAN JOSE, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that Beijing Huanor-Mingke Electronic Tech Center has selected Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 for the Huanor U3CAMEN USB 3.0 industrial camera development kit. The kit provides a complete hardware and software solution to accelerate designs with a field programmable gate array (FPGA), USB firmware, and device driver, enabling rapid development of 5 Megapixel USB 3.0 industrial cameras. The FX3 solution provides the kit with 5 Gbps USB 3.0 bandwidth, enabling streaming of high-definition images.

The Huanor U3CAMEN USB industrial camera development kit leverages the FX3 solution to support up to 15 fps for 5 megapixel cameras, with 24 bits of RGB raw data video imaging. The kit offers a resource-rich FPGA to implement complex image processing, offloading the CPU from the burden of large volumes of image data while achieving superior image quality. FX3 is the "industry's only programmable USB 3.0 peripheral controller," adding to the design flexibility of the kit to help speed time to market. More information on Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 controller is available online.

"The demand for HD image capture is driving increases in image sensor resolution and frame rates, leaving bandwidth as the current bottleneck for industrial cameras," said Li Jinzhi, Deputy General Manager at Huanor. "USB 3.0 offers a promising solution that is high-bandwidth, cost-efficient, and easy to integrate. Our new U3CAMEN camera development kit combines Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 solution with a high-performance CMOS image sensor and an FPGA to provide a complete development platform for USB 3.0 industrial camera designs."

"FX3 is quickly becoming the de facto solution to enable USB 3.0 connectivity in industrial and machine vision cameras," said Mark Fu, Senior Director of Cypress's SuperSpeed USB Business Unit. "We are pleased to work with Huanor to bring a complete USB 3.0 camera reference design that is easily accessible for industrial camera customers."

Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 uses an on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512 KB RAM to deliver 200 MIPS of computational power. FX3 is equipped with a fully configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16-, and 32-bit configurations. GPIF II enables FX3 to communicate directly to any processor, FPGAs, and image sensors and provides a data transfer rate at up to 400 MBps 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 any system.

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

About Huanor
Huanor is principally engaged in the development of embedded systems that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Huanor offerings include USB, FPGA, ARM, DSP, and PCI development kits and system solutions. Huanor's flagship USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 development kits and system solutions are based on Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 and FX2 series chips, with world-leading product performance. Huanor has an excellent design team that has done project development for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University, and a number of research institutes and companies. Huanor provides customers with practical, state-of-the-art development kits and solutions.

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time to market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is a world leader in capacitive user interface solutions, including CapSense touch sensing, TrueTouch touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and military.

Cypress, the Cypress logo, EZ-USB, PSoC, CapSense, and TrueTouch are registered trademarks, and FX3 and GPIF are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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