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Harman Kardon® Wireless Music Browsing Controller Uses Cypress's PRoC™ LP Programmable Radio-on-a-Chip | Cypress Semiconductor

Harman Kardon® Wireless Music Browsing Controller Uses Cypress's PRoC™ LP Programmable Radio-on-a-Chip

Last Updated: June 05, 2007

Harman Kardon® Wireless Music Browsing Controller Uses Cypress's PRoC™ LP Programmable Radio-on-a-Chip

Integrated 2.4-GHz Transceiver and Flash MCU
Simplifies Design of Drive + Play 2 Mobile Media Manager

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2007 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that Harman Kardon® has employed Cypress's PRoC™ LP programmable radio-system-on-a-chip in its ergonomic remote control for the Drive + Play 2 Mobile Media Manager. The award-winning PRoC LP integrates Cypress's robust WirelessUSB™ LP 2.4-GHz transceiver and enCoRe™ II 8-bit reprogrammable Flash microcontroller (MCU), reducing design time and board space requirements while enabling a sleek design for the Drive + Play 2's wireless controller. 

Harman Kardon's second generation in-car aftermarket infotainment system provides users with a menu of media options on a 3.5-inch color display for their dashboard or windshield, and is compatible with Apple's iPod®, SIRIUS® Satellite radio, Bluetooth® phones, as well as USB flash memory drives. The new wireless controller greatly simplifies installation and allows for scrolling of menu options with the high-quality RF performance and industry-leading interference immunity of Cypress's WirelessUSB protocol.

"The Drive + Play 2 Mobile Media Manager further validates Harman Kardon as a leader in developing innovative audio products for automotive infotainment and the living room," said Dan Benyamin, Vice President of Engineering at Harman Kardon.  "Cypress's PRoC LP device is a valuable component for the robust, compact design of the Drive + Play 2's wireless remote and enables users the freedom and flexibility to install the controller wherever they want."

"Our robust 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB technology is becoming the de facto wireless standard for keyboards and mice," said Matt Branda, senior product marketing manager of Cypress's Wireless Solutions. "PRoC LP's inclusion in a leading-edge product such as the Drive + Play 2 is an indication of strong market acceptance beyond the HID area." Cypress recently announced that WirelessUSB LP and PRoC LP have earned over 175 design wins in under a year.

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.

PRoC LP also incorporates the user-friendly KISSBind™ feature, which enables a user to intuitively link a wireless peripheral to the desired host by simply bringing them in very close proximity with one another, thus lowering customer support calls. To download a high-resolution photo of PRoC LP, visit"

About The Harman Consumer Group
The Harman Consumer Group (HCG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of high-fidelity loudspeakers, audio and video components, and multimedia systems for use in homes and automobiles, and with computers. The group's brands include JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, Revel, Audioaccess and Lexicon.

HCG is a division of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. Harman International ( is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high-fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the automotive, consumer and professional markets." The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "HAR."

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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Cypress, the Cypress logo and PSoC are registered trademarks, and PRoC, enCoRe, KISSBind and WirelessUSB are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Harman Kardon and Harman International are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.