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Cypress's New High-Speed USB 2.0 Microcontroller Has Worlds Smallest Package And Lowest Power For Mobile Phones, PMPs, PDAs and Webcams | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress's New High-Speed USB 2.0 Microcontroller Has Worlds Smallest Package And Lowest Power For Mobile Phones, PMPs, PDAs and Webcams

Last Updated: November 24, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 11, 2005 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, today introduced the world's smallest high-speed USB 2.0 programmable microcontroller. Cypress is now offering its EZ-USB FX2LP(TM) controller 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 device, with its diminutive package and the EZ-USB LP(TM) family's industry-leading low power specifications, delivers an ideal solution for implementing high-speed USB in small-form-factor and/or battery-powered applications such as mobile phones, portable media players, PDAs and webcams.

The EZ-USB LP family takes advantage of advanced process technology developed by Cypress to slash dynamic and standby power consumption by nearly 50 percent vs. leading competitors. As a result of the low dynamic power, peripherals using the new devices can operate from the power of the USB bus. The low standby current enables portable USB applications to significantly extend battery life.

"We have established ourselves as the industry leader in USB by consistently delivering the best level of customer service, including reference designs, developer kits and worldwide technical support," said Steven Larky, managing director of Cypress's USB product line. "The new VFBGA package for the EZ-USB FX2LP highlights our focus on serving the growing consumer electronics market and demonstrates the expertise of our packaging engineering team."

The EZ-USB FX2LP has typical current consumption (Icc) of just 50 mA, enabling peripherals to enumerate at well below the 100 mA USB-IF bus power specification to offer ample power margins to implement additional features. Competing solutions typically consume 80-110 mA. The device is a fully integrated peripheral controller, including an 8051 microprocessor, a serial interface engine, a high-speed USB 2.0 transceiver, on-chip RAM and FIFO and a general programmable interface. Its unique architecture handles all basic USB functions, enabling the host system's microprocessor to focus on application-specific functions and ensuring sustained high-performance data transfer rates. Featuring a data rate of 480 Mbps, 16 Kbytes of on-chip memory, and up to 40 programmable I/Os, Cypress's EZ-USB FX2LP solution provides world-class design flexibility.

Pricing and Availability
The new EZ-USB FX2LP (CY7C68013A-56BAXC/CY7C68014A-56BAXC) devices are USB-IF certified and in full production. In addition to the 56-ball VFBGA, the EZ-USB FX2LP is offered in 100- and 128-pin TQFP and 56-pin QFN and SSOP packages. Pricing in high volumes for the EZ-USB FX2LP starts at as low as $2.95. A high-resolution photo of the new 56-ball VFBGA package can be downloaded at Cypress also offers the CY3684 EZ-USB FX2LP Development Kit to facilitate the design process and speed time-to-market for customers." Priced at $495, it is available for download at the Cypress "On-line Store" 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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