Well it has been a while, but I thought I would share some of what I have been talking with customers about over the last couple of months.
Customers are really starting to look at using SuperSpeed USB for a wide variety of applications - in the last few weeks examples I have been hit with are data acquisition unit, a data logger, A/D converter, a camera, and image processing unit. What they all have in common is that they produce a lot of content/data and want to get it from the "sensor" to the PC fro processing rapidly. The problem they are facing is that all of the peripheral devices available on the market today are geared towards storage applications - like the TUSB9260 or TUSB9261.
Our TUSB1310 presents a solution for these customers. The TUSB1310 is a SuperSpeed USB PHYsical layer or transceiver. It is the analog portion of the USB device and can be used in conjunction with an FPGA that incorporates the digital USB 3.0 device controller function to implement any device function that a customer can envision - the only limitation being the size/space of the FPGA!
We have an implementation guideavailable that discusses board layout and power issues, but much of the critical design activity is really the FPGA that is used. There are multiple third parties offering full SuperSpeed USB Device development environments featuring the TUSB1310 as the PHYsical layer.
- PLDA, Inc. offers Peripheral Development Kits that support either Altera or Xilinx FPGAs.
- System Level Solutions offers an Altera-based PDK
- Synopsys has a development platform called the HAPS that they offer a daughter card with the TUSB1310 on to enable USB 3.0 functionality.
Other IP Companies are starting to offer platforms as well - check back later and I will update the list as more offerings go public.
Also, let me know what you are wanting to do with SuperSpeed USB!