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Cypress's HOTLink-On-Demand(TM) Video SERDES Selected for OmniTek's PCI Engine Platform

Last Updated: September 08, 2005

Cypress's HOTLink-On-Demand(TM) Video SERDES Selected for OmniTek's PCI Engine Platform

Provides Flexible, Economical Solution for OmniTek's Digital Video Testing and Pattern Generation

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 8, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that OmniTek, a leading developer of video processing equipment, has selected Cypress's HOTLink-On-Demand(TM) Video SERDES device for the OmniTek PCI Video Engine Platform.

OmniTek's highly advanced real-time PCI video engine system is completely programmable to allow new features and video formats to be installed via a software download. All versions also include an analog RGB/YUV/composite monitoring output, plus an analog synchronous reference input. The PCI card is available with multiformat serial digital I/O or dual-link serial digital connections. The Cypress HOTLink-On-Demand Video SERDES (CYV15G0204TRB) used in the OmniTek system delivers an economical solution for multichannel, multiformat serial digital input and output processing. 

The CYV15G0204TRB device offers dual-channel independent transmit and receive functionality. It is part of Cypress's HOTLink-On-Demand family -SERDES devices with up to four channels that allow for multiple protocol video support (SD-SDI, HD-SDI, DVB-ASI) on any channel at any time.  The devices consume less board space than equivalent competing solutions, allowing customers to increase system port counts without increasing board real estate. The HOTLink-on-Demand family is the largest and most flexible portfolio of Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards-compliant PHYs on the market. They include a combination of serializers, deserializers, reclockers and transceivers, giving designers scalability and flexibility in their professional video equipment designs, including production switchers, distribution amplifiers, D/A and A/D converters, and camera control units.

"Cypress's HOTLink-On-Demand Family provided us with the most economical and quickest time-to-market solution," said Mike Hodson, managing director of OmniTek.  "The new OmniTek Dual-Link generators and analyzers require multi-channel SDI inputs and outputs, and the Cypress devices were the obvious choice for these designs."

"We're excited that HOTLink-On-Demand can add value to OmniTek's innovative product offerings," said Erin Kettwig, product manager for Cypress physical layer devices. "Our goal is to provide customers with a portfolio enabling them to design exactly what they need with minimal design effort.  We are committed to adding to our portfolio to address needs of our customers."

Cypress will be demonstrating an OmniTek PCI engine with HOTLink-ON-Demand in booth 11.141 at the International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) to be held at the RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands from September 9 through September 13, 2005.  Cypress will also demonstrate its newly introduced video equalizers and the new YLink(TM) Port Protection Switch. For more information, or to make an appointment to see a short demonstration at IBC, interested parties can send an email to

About OmniTek
OmniTek is an innovative test and measurement company formed in 1998, specializing in the development of video processing equipment for SD, HD and resolution-independent applications. Additional information is available from At IBC, OmniTek will be launching a unique multi-view high resolution waveform monitoring solution for the broadcaster.

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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