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New Cypress WirelessUSB(TM) LP Evaluation Kit Showcases Low-Power 2.4-GHz Wireless Radio System On Chip

Last Updated: November 25, 2011

New Cypress WirelessUSB(TM) LP Evaluation Kit Showcases Low-Power 2.4-GHz Wireless Radio System On Chip

Kit Provides User-Friendly Prototyping Tool for the WirelessUSB LP Radio System-on-Chip

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 15, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced the availability of an evaluation kit for its WirelessUSB™ LP 2.4-GHz radio system-on-chip, which is now in full production. The CY3630 Evaluation Kit (EVK) showcases the robust, low-power WirelessUSB LP radio, and includes a multiconfiguration microcontroller (MCU) socket, radio modules, LCD displays, a large prototyping area, and MCU programming software. The kit also includes four firmware tutorials as well as a wireless range demo that help users to quickly build familiarity with the features and performance of the radio.

WirelessUSB LP offers an unparalleled feature set to enable superior interference immunity, low bill-of-materials (BOM) costs, higher data rate applications, and faster time-to-market for keyboards, mice, gaming devices, presenter tools, and remotes, as well as other simple, multi-point-to-point wireless applications. It operates between 1.8 and 3.6 volts, using advanced power-saving techniques to extend battery life in devices such as wireless mice. The device uses Cypress's patented frequency agile Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology to offer best-in-class interference immunity for a 2.4-GHz radio system. This combination of low power consumption, interference immunity and low cost make it ideal for wireless HID applications.

"We are confident that the WirelessUSB LP radio is the best 2.4-GHz solution available for wireless HIDs," said Marcus Kramer, director of Cypress's Human Interface Device business unit. "The EVK gives our customers access to an easy-to-use, inexpensive tool that will allow them to see for themselves the low power consumption and many other benefits of WirelessUSB LP."

The CY3630 WirelessUSB LP EVK includes all of the following items:

  • Microcontroller modules for driving the radio
  • An Emulation module for in-circuit debugging
  • WirelessUSB LP radio modules for easy prototyping and evaluation
  • MiniProg Programmer for in-system serial programming of any Cypress Flash MCU
  • LCD Modules to display application data and provide user feedback
  • CD-ROM with complete kit documentation, tutorials, and sample firmware


About WirelessUSB
Cypress's WirelessUSB delivers an unparalleled combination of performance and cost versus competing wireless technologies. Featuring a highly integrated radio transceiver plus digital baseband on a single chip, WirelessUSB enables designers to significantly decrease development time, component count and system cost while improving operating range, power-consumption and latency. The DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)-based technology is robust to interference and features a range of up to 50 meters and beyond. 

Pricing and Availability
The CY3630 WirelessUSB LP Evaluation Kit is currently available and is priced at US$250.00. For more information please refer to the Developer Kits link on A photo of the kit is available at

About Cypress
Cypress solutions perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar." Leveraging proprietary silicon processes, Cypress's product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit us at

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