SOURCE: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

June 03, 2014 08:00 ET

Cypress's EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 Controller Powers HD Color Video Conference Camera From Oneking Technologies

FX3 Delivers SuperSpeed Bandwidth for Real-Time Streaming of Uncompressed HD Video

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that Oneking Technologies has selected Cypress's EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 controller for its new high-definition (HD) color video conference camera. The HD820-SN6300 camera streams video at full HD resolution and offers 20x optical zoom. The camera leverages the FX3 solution as a USB 3.0 device bridge with 5-Gbps bandwidth. This enables it to stream HD video without requiring compression, which degrades image quality. Cypress is demonstrating the FX3 controller here at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 trade show.

EZ-USB FX3 is the industry's only programmable USB 3.0 peripheral controller. It is equipped with a highly configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16-, and 32-bit configurations. GPIF II allows FX3 to communicate directly with application processors, FPGAs, and image sensors and provides a data transfer rate at up to 400 Megabytes per second. The solution's high performance and flexibility enabled Oneking to quickly bring the camera to market with 1080 progressive scan and 30 frames per second streaming. More information on Cypress's EZ-USB 3.0 portfolio is available at www.cypress.com/usb.

"We wanted top quality USB 3.0 performance for our flagship HD820-SN6300 video conference camera, which is why we selected the Cypress FX3 solution," said Lian Wan, Assistant Vice President of Engineering at Oneking. "Our business office customers demand flawless HD video streaming from a camera, and the flexible FX3 controller enabled our designers to meet this challenge, integrate advanced features and get to market quickly."

"We are pleased to have Oneking choose EZ-USB FX3 for its top-of-the-line HD color video conference camera -- powerful validation of its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance," said Mark Fu, senior marketing director of Cypress's USB 3.0 Business Unit. "FX3 provides Cypress customers with the perfect solution for HD video transfer, delivering the necessary bandwidth to stream without the hassle of buffering."

About EZ-USB FX3
EZ-USB FX3 provides SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in virtually any system. The on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512 KB RAM delivers 200 MIPS of computational power and is available for applications that require local data processing. Additionally, FX3 provides SPI, UART, I2C and I2S interfaces to connect to serial peripherals. 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 and is available in two packages: a 121-ball BGA (10 mm x 10 mm) and a space saving 131-ball Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP) with dimensions of 4.7 mm x 5.1 mm.

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Cypress 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 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the 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 trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.

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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