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PnPNetwork Technologies Pairs Cypresss EZ-USB® FX2LP USB Controller With T-DMB Baseband Decoder To Enable High-Definition Digital TV On PCs | Cypress Semiconductor

PnPNetwork Technologies Pairs Cypresss EZ-USB® FX2LP USB Controller With T-DMB Baseband Decoder To Enable High-Definition Digital TV On PCs

Last Updated: September 25, 2006

High Throughput and Compatibility of USB Controller Delivers Smooth Streaming For High-Performance and Flexible T-DMB Designs

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 25, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that PnPNetwork Technologies, Inc., a premier vendor of T-DMB chipsets enabling High-Definition USB TV receivers, has selected Cypress's EZ-USB® FX2LP controller to demonstrate the quality of its PN3030 T-DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting-Terrestrial) baseband decoder on its development platform. The EZ-USB FX2LP has the high throughput and compatibility needed to deliver high-quality streaming video to T-DMB USB boxes and dongles for viewing high-definition digital TV on desktop and notebook PCs. 

PnPNetwork selected the EZ-USB FX2LP controller for its robust 24MB/s isochronous transfers, reaching the theoretical limit specified by USB 2.0. The controllers take advantage of Cypress's 0.13-micron C8™ process technology to reduce dynamic and standby power consumption by nearly 50 percent versus leading competitors, enabling bus-powered T-DMB designs. Available in a 5 mm x 5 mm VFBGA package, the high-performance EZ-USB FX2LP controller is ideal for space-constrained designs.

"The demand for the DMB digital TV standard is rapidly gaining traction in Korea and China," said Young Wook Oh, chief technology officer of PnPNetwork. "Our PN3030 T-DMB baseband decoder enables the highest-quality channel decoding of digital TV signals and Cypress's EZ-USB FX2LP provides the reliable connection needed to pipe that data through to the PC."
"PnPNetwork Technologies offers outstanding digital quality in streaming video, and we are pleased they have selected EZ-USB FX2LP to deliver this enriched multimedia to the PC," said Rajiv Nema, senior product marketing manager of Cypress's High Speed USB Product Line. "Cypress has worked with chipset vendors for all major digital TV standards, showing the broad compatibility, flexibility, and high performance of our industry-leading USB products."

The EZ-USB FX2LP 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. There are also several package options, including an ultra-small 5mm x 5mm VFBGA package, ideal for use in small form-factor mobile applications.

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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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