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Cypress Ships High-Performance MPEG Clock Generators

Last Updated: March 03, 2004

PLL-Based Devices with VCXO Build upon Existing Clock Families to Meet Critical Timing Requirements of Multimedia Applications

Cypress PR

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2004 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY), a world leader in timing technology solutions, today announced sampling of its second-generation,high-performance family of MPEG clock generators. Building upon the successful CY2410 and CY2411 families of clock generators, the CY241V08ASC is tailored for multimedia applications such as set-top box receivers, DVD-R players, xDSL modems, and other applications requiring the accuracy and stability of a voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO).

The CY241V08ASC is phase-locked loop (PLL)-based clock generator with a VCXO that enables frequency pulling (varied up or down), thereby enabling an MPEG video stream to interface with an MPEG processor.    In addition, the CY241V08ASC features a more robust oscillator architecture than alternative solutions - providing more flexibility and a wider selection of pullable crystals.

  "By the end of 2006 it's estimated that over 56 million homes will have some form of a set-top box," said Mike Ferreira, product marketing manager for Cypress's Timing Technology division.  "In order to keep up with the growing demand and accompanying system complexities, Cypress has leveraged what it learned from the past generations of MPEG clock generators to provide a robust, yet flexible clock generator at an affordable price." 

Operating at 3.3 V, the CY241V08ASC offers a pullable VCXO output at a variety of frequencies.  The CY241V08ASC offers both linear and nonlinear VCXO control curves.

The CY241V08ASC is available now in an 8-pin SOIC for $0.43 per unit in 100,000 unit quantities.

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Cypress Semiconductor Corp." (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First Mile(TM) with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects(TM) using wireless, wireline, digital and optical transmission standards, including USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

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