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Cypress Debuts PRoC™ LP Reference Design Kit For Wireless Mice, Keyboards And Dongles

Last Updated: February 20, 2007

Cypress Debuts PRoC™ LP Reference Design Kit For Wireless Mice, Keyboards And Dongles

New Kit Streamlines Design of Sleek, Low-Power HID Devices
Using Integrated 2.4-GHz Transceiver and MCU

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 20, 2007 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today introduced a reference design kit (RDK) that simplifies design of wireless mice, keyboards and dongles. The PRoC™ LP RDK provides easily replicated designs using Cypress's low-power, Programmable Radio System-on-a-Chip in mouse, keyboard and bridge systems. The single-chip PRoC LP, which is now in full production, integrates the robust WirelessUSB™ LP 2.4-GHz transceiver with the award-winning enCoRe™ II 8-bit reprogrammable Flash microcontroller (MCU).

The CY4672 RDK, which features Cypress's AgileHID™ protocol for best-in-class interference immunity, includes a compact wireless mouse, a feature-rich wireless keyboard, and a small form-factor bridge. To further streamline the development process, it also offers kit documentation, hardware schematics, bill of materials, development tools, and flexible firmware for customization. Manufacturers can easily copy the reference designs exactly, and only need to add enclosures to produce ready-to-ship devices. The designs also take advantage of Cypress's patented KISSBind™ buttonless-bind technology - a simple and intuitive method that allows a peripheral to bind to a nearby bridge without pressing a dedicated bind button on either device.

"Not only do our customers benefit from PRoC LP's integrated programmable MCU and robust WirelessUSB radio, but the CY4672 RDK also delivers pre-certified references of full-featured wireless keyboards, mice, and dongles to further slash time to market," said Matt Branda, senior product marketing manager of Cypress's Human Interface Device (HID) Business Unit.

In addition, the PRoC LP RDK features firmware and hardware support for Microsoft Windows HotStart (Direct Application Launch), a new feature in Vista for launching applications directly from system startup through button presses from input devices.

The CY4672 PRoC LP RDK includes all of the following items:

  • Mouse - Three-button, ergonomic mouse with ADNS 3040 low-power optical sensor.
  • Keyboard - 101 keys with buttons to support multimedia and shortcut keys.
  • Bridge/Dongle - Simple and small form-factor bridge.
  • CD-ROM - Provides kit documentation, hardware schematics, bills of materials, development tools, tutorials, and firmware for Wireless Keyboard and Mouse development.

About PRoC LP
Cypress's PRoC LP offers an unparalleled feature set to enable superior interference immunity, low BOM costs, higher data rate applications, and faster time-to-market for dongles/bridges, mice, presenter tools, and remotes, as well as other simple, multi-point-to-point wireless applications. Featuring a radio transceiver plus digital baseband on a single chip, it operates between 1.8 and 5.25 volts, using advanced power-saving techniques to extend battery life in devices such as wireless mice. This combination of low power consumption, DSSS interference immunity and low cost make it ideal for wireless HID applications. PRoC LP is available in a compact, 40-pin QFN package.

Pricing and Availability
The CY4672 PRoC LP Reference Design Kit is currently available and is priced at US$279.00. For more information please refer to the Reference Designs link on, or click on the Online Store link to purchase.

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip™, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB™ radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge™ and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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