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Cypress Introduces High-Speed USB Transceiver Optimized For Intel's XScale Technology

Last Updated: April 24, 2012

Cypress Introduces High-Speed USB Transceiver Optimized For Intel's XScale Technology

New MoBL-USB™ TX2 Device Offers Industry's Smallest Package
And Lowest Power Consumption for Handheld Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, today introduced a high-speed USB 2.0 transceiver that is optimized for Intel Corporation's newest processor family (codenamed Monahans)  based on the third generation Intel XScale® architecture. The device is compliant with the USB 2.0 Transceiver Macrocell Interface (UTMI) standard, and is approved for the Monahans Platform Development Kit (PDK).

The new MoBL-USB™ TX2 transceiver is offered in a 56-ball VFBGA (Very Fine Pitch Ball Grid Array) package that measures only 5 mm x 5 mm with 0.5-mm ball pitch - the industry's smallest. It also offers the lowest suspend current at just 15 micro amps. The device is ideally suited for a wide range of battery-powered applications such as mobile phones, PDAs, smart phones, portable media players (PMP), and handheld global positioning systems (GPS).

"The Monahans platform family delivers key features and flexibility that will enable a higher level of integrated functionality than ever before, and we are extremely enthusiastic about having been selected as the USB transceiver solution on the Monahans Platform Development Kit," said Steven Larky, managing director of Cypress's USB product line. "Our MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver is the ideal solution for this and many other mobile platforms."

"We are excited to have the new Cypress MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver optimized for the Monahans platform family to help drive the next generation of handsets and mobile devices," said Mark Casey, general manager of Intel's applications processors business unit. "High speed USB is the interconnect of choice for moving multi-media content and data and provides a rewarding user experience in these next generation applications."

The MoBL-USB TX transceiver offers a wide array of features and functions, including:

  • UTMI-compliant/USB-2.0-certified for device operation
  • Supports both USB 2.0 high-speed (480 Mbits/second) and full-speed (12 Mbits/second)
  • Serial-to-parallel and parallel-to-serial conversions
  • 8-bit unidirectional, 8-bit bidirectional, or 16-bit bidirectional external data interface
  • Synchronous field and EOP detection on receive packets, and generation on transmit packets
  • Data and clock recovery from the USB serial stream
  • Bit stuffing/unstuffing, bit stuff error detection, staging register to manage data rate variations
  • 16-bit 30-MHz, and 8-bit 60-MHz parallel interface
  • Supports USB 2.0 test modes


Pricing and Availability
The new MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver (CY7C68000A) is expected to sample in May and ship in production volumes in June 2006. In addition to the 56-ball VFBGA, the device is offered in a 56-lead QFN package. Pricing in 10KU volumes for the MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver starts at $1.49. A high-resolution photo of the new 56-ball VFBGA package can be downloaded at

About Cypress
Cypress solutions are at the heart of any system that is built to perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power." Leveraging a strong commitment to customer service and performance-based process and manufacturing expertise, Cypress's product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, network search engines, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CY. More information about the company is available online at

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