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The USB 2380 is a PCI Express Gen 1 (2.5Gbps) to USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Peripheral Controller. It features one PCI Express Gen 1 x1 port and one USB 2.0 Hi-Speed client port. The USB 2380 provides 480Mbps bandwidth between the PCI Express Gen 1 bus and the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed bus. The controller can easily add a USB 2.0 client port to an existing PCI Express system. The USB 2380's standard PCI Express interface provides a x1 upstream port to connect directly to any PCI Express downstream port for maximum performance of the product.

Technical Documentation

Document/Resources Description Version Date Access
Product Brief Product Overview 1.3 22June12 Download
Data Book Detailed Technical Specifications 1.3 10July12 Requires Membership
Design Notes QFN Surface Mount Requirements -- 04Nov11 Requires Membership
Errata AB vs AA summary of changes 1.0 06June12 Requires Membership
Silicon Errata List 1.7 31July13 Requires Membership
Application Notes GPIO Programming 1.0 24Oct11 Requires Membership
Design Guidelines Hardware Design Checklist 1.4 03Oct12 Requires Membership
Videos Demo Showcasing PCI Express to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - It\'s Simple! -- 27Sep11 View HTML
Quality & Reliability Certificate of Compliance (CoC) - REACH/RoHS -- 28June12 Requires Membership
Certificate of Compliance (CoC) - REACH144/RoHS2/Halogen-Free -- 28Aug13 Requires Membership
Certificate of Compliance, REACH 151, RoHS2 and Halogen-Free -- 04Mar14 Requires Membership
Certificate of Compliance, REACH 155, RoHS2 and Halogen-Free -- 04Sept14 Requires Membership
FIT Rate Reliability Monitor- Test Report (Quarterly) -- Q2 2014 Download
Full Product Reliability Qualification Report 2.0 14Sept12 Requires Membership
Product and Package Full Reliability
Qualification Report
2.0 11Sept13 Requires Membership
Reflow Profile -- 23Jan12 Requires Membership

Development Tools

Document/Resources Description Version Date Access
Software Development Kit (SDK) Linux driver for kernel 3.4/3.6 (legacy interrupt) 1.0 08May13 Requires Membership
Linux driver for kernel 3.8 (MSI) 2.0 05Feb14 Requires Membership
HSPICE Model HSPICE Model -- 25July11 Requires Membership
OrCAD OrCad Library 1.1 23Mar12 Requires Membership
Reference Design Reference Schematic 1.4 03Oct12 Requires Membership

Relevant Press Releases

Release Date Announcement
02/10/14 PLX Technology's PCI Express-to-USB Solution Selected by Acer for New Aspire Z3-600 All-in-One Computers
09/27/11 Industry-Leading PCI Express Compliancy List Grows with Addition of New Switch, Bridge Products
03/07/11 PLX Announces World's First SuperSpeed USB 3.0 General-Purpose Peripheral Controllers


Application Description Document
USB 3.0 Multi-function Printer (MFP) Ultra-Fast Printing and Scanning ExpressApps #81 (PDF)