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PCI Express Gen 2 to USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Peripheral Controller

The USB 3380 is a PCI Express Gen 2 to USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Peripheral Controller. It features one PCI Express Gen 2 x1 port and one USB 3.0 SuperSpeed client port. The USB 3380 provides a matching bandwidth at 5 GT/s between the PCI Express Gen 2 bus and the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed bus. The controller can easily add a USB 3.0 client port to an existing PCI Express system, as well as convert an existing PCI Express function (endpoint) to a USB 3.0 product. The USB 3380 can configure the PCI Express port as one x1 upstream port or one x1 downstream port. The flexibility allows different system configurations to achieve the maximum performance of the product. The USB 3380 provides a pair of buffered, 100 MHz HCSL output clocks, for the downstream port when configured in root complex mode, saving BOM cost by eliminating the need for extra clock buffer(s).

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USB 3380 Technical Documentation

Document/Resources Everyone Access Requires Membership Requires NDA Description Version Date
Product Brief Download     Product Overview 1.4 22June12
Data Book   Download   Detailed Technical Specifications 1.3 10July12
Design Notes   Download   QFN Surface Mount Requirements -- 04Nov11
Errata   Download   AB vs AA summary of changes 1.0 06June12
  Download   Silicon Errata List 1.7 29July13
Application Notes   Download   GPIO Programming 1.0 24Oct11
Design Guidelines   Download   Hardware Design Checklist 1.4 03Oct12
Videos View HTML     Demo Showcasing PCI Express to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - It\'s Simple! -- 27Sep11
Ordering Information View HTML     Part Number, Listing and Compliance -- 11/05
Quality & Reliability   Download   Certificate of Compliance (CoC) - REACH/RoHS -- 28June12
  Download   Certificate of Compliance (CoC) - REACH144/RoHS2/Halogen-Free -- 28Aug13
  Download   Certificate of Compliance, REACH 151, RoHS2 and Halogen-Free -- 04Mar14
  Download   Full Product Reliability Qualification Report 2.0 14Sept12
  Download   Product and Package Full Reliability
Qualification Report
2.0 11Sept13
  Download   Reflow Profile -- 23Jan12

USB 3380 Development Tools

Document/Resources Everyone Access Requires Membership Requires NDA Description Version Date
Software Development Kit (SDK)   Download   Firmware API SDK Setup (32-bit) - configured as PCIe ADAPTER beta2 31Jan12
  Download   Firmware API SDK Setup (64-bit) - configured as PCIe ADAPTER beta2 11Dec12
  Download   Firmware Porting Guide 1.0 30Sep11
  Download   Linux driver for kernel 3.4/3.6 (legacy interrupt) 1.1 08May13
  Download   Linux driver for kernel 3.8 (MSI) 3.0 05Feb14
  Download   NET228x to USB338x Firmware API Migration Guide 1.0 30Sep11
    Download PCIe Go SDK (zip file) - configured as PCIe ROOT COMPLEX 1.0 06Dec12
HSPICE Model   Download   HSPICE Model -- 25July11
OrCAD   Download   OrCad Library 1.2 19Mar12
Reference Design   Download   Adapter Example Schematic 1.5 08Aug13
Evaluation Kit (EVK)   View HTML   Purchase Evaluation Board from Web Store -- 22Apr14

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

USB 3380 Applications

Application Description Document
NAS + DAS Universal Storage for Home Simultaneous High Speed NAS and DAS Data Access ExpressApps #92
(PDF)
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enabled SmartTV High Bandwidth Video/Audio Connection ExpressApps #89
(PDF)
USB 3.0 Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) Wireless LAN Adapter High Bandwidth Wireless Communication ExpressApps #87
(PDF)
USB 3.0 Multi-function Printer (MFP) Ultra-Fast Printing and Scanning ExpressApps #81
(PDF)