With the USB 3.0 plugin module, any computer with USB 3.0 connectivity can be used as an AXIOM Recorder. This allows for defining format/container/metadata/etc. of uncompressed raw 4k footage.
One AXIOM Beta USB 3.0 plugin module provides users with around 400MB/S bandwidth (3.2Gbit/s) and, in theory, this can be doubled by utilising two of the AXIOM Beta's module slots.
Development Status: PCB has been populated. Software in development.
The USB3 interface chip is an FTDI FT601 (https://www.ftdichip.com/Products/ICs/FT600.html) and acts as a multi channel 32-bit FIFO interface.
FTDI works out of the box and can be programmed/configured via USB if necessary.
The Lattice MachXO FPGA needs to be programmed through the Beta - the JTAG interface (as well as control signals) of the Lattice MachXO FPGA on the USB3 plugin are connected to the IO pins of the plugin module slot. A little trick is required for utilizing this: