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Altera Selects Cypress's High-Performance Video Equalizers For Award-Winning Video Over IP Reference Design

Last Updated: June 08, 2010

SD/DVB-ASI Video Equalizers Deliver Industry-Leading Cable Length Support
And Power Utilization to Altera's Complete System Solution for Broadcast Market

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 5, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that version 2.0 of Altera Corporation's award-winning Video Over IP reference design employs Cypress SD/DVB-ASI Video Equalizers.  The Altera Video Over IP reference design leverages the CYV270M0101EQ equalizers to provide a complete interface solution to distribute video over Internet protocol (IP) based networks in applications such as video contribution and distribution links, IP broadcast, home networks, and video surveillance and conferencing.

The CYV270M0101EQ equalizers remove inter-symbol interference from video signals traveling over a cable, supporting up to an industry-best 350 meters of cable length.  The equalizers offer a power savings of 40 percent over competing solutions, typically an important feature in video systems requiring multiple input SDI links such as production switchers and video routers. The CYV270M0101EQ equalizers are compliant with the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 292M, 344M and 259M data rates.  Pin-compatible with existing solutions, the equalizers give users an easy migration path without board re-design.

""Altera's complete Video Over IP reference design using the Cypress's SD/DVB-ASI video equalizer enables equipment manufacturers to implement high-performance and cost-effective solutions for transmitting video over IP networks,"" said Todd Scott, Altera's senior director for the Broadcast, Automotive and Consumer Business Unit. ""The Altera Video Over IP reference design is part of a suite of technical solutions that showcase Altera's comprehensive support for the broadcast industry's rapid progression towards digital and high-definition broadcasting.""

""Altera is a leading supplier of solutions for content creation and delivery, and we are pleased our video equalizers have earned a position in their Video Over IP reference design,"" said Gopal Garg, managing director of Video and Interconnect Products at Cypress. ""Altera's selection of our CYV270M0101EQ equalizers is a clear indication of the reliable, high-performance broadcasting solutions from Cypress.""

The Altera reference design, which was named eeProduct Center's ""Product of the Month"" for April 2005, targets applications for broadcast head-end and audio/video delivery systems. In addition to broadcast infrastructure, the design is applicable to any situation where high speed transport of data over Ethernet is required, including production studio, content distribution, video conferencing, security surveillance and medical imaging.

Altera has built several demonstration boards using the CYV270M0101EQ equalizers and one will be on view at its booth 8.375 and at Cypress's booth 12.301 at IBC2006 in Amsterdam from September 8 through September 12, 2006. Cypress will demonstrate its complete video interface solution, including the HOTLink-On-Demand™ family of video SERDES, multi-format equalizers, and cable drivers.  For more information, or to make an appointment to see a short demonstration at IBC2006, send an email to

About Cypress SD/DVB-ASI Video Equalizers
The superior eye diagram characteristics of the CYV270M0101EQ equalizers allow for more forgiving board design, such as longer trace lengths and other less-than-optimal board conditions.  The devices support launch amplitudes from 500 mV to 1.2 V at HD rates, allowing equalization to be independent of the transmitter launch amplitude. This independence offers more system design flexibility and can support system and network anomalies without failure to equalize the data.

About Cypress
Cypress solutions perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar. Leveraging proprietary silicon processes, Cypress's product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit us at

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