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YUAN Selects Cypress's EZ-USB® FX3™ Controller For World's First USB 3.0 Video Capture Box | Cypress Semiconductor

YUAN Selects Cypress's EZ-USB® FX3™ Controller For World's First USB 3.0 Video Capture Box

Last Updated: July 31, 2012

The UB530 -Full HD USB 3.0 Raw Data Capture Box Accepts Video Input from Set-Top Boxes, Media Players, HD Cameras and Game Consoles

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 1, 2012, – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that YUAN, a leading audio/video equipment manufacturer in Taiwan, has selected Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX3™ controller for its UB530 USB 3.0 high-definition (HD) video capture box. The UB530 stores video input from a variety of sources, including set-top boxes, media players, HD cameras and game consoles. Cypress’s FX3 solution provides a USB 3.0 device bridge to allow full HD data transfer and streaming at 5 Gbps.

EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only programmable USB 3.0 peripheral controller. It is equipped with a fully configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16- and 32-bit configurations with data rates as high as 400 Megabytes per second. GPIF II enables FX3 to interface directly to any processor, ASIC or FPGA. This high performance and flexibility was critical to enabling YUAN’s UB530 to interface with a wide range of data sources. More information on Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 controller is available at

“High definition video and audio data transfer is an application that is well-suited for USB 3.0,” said Jayant Somani, senior director of worldwide marketing for Cypress’s Data Communication Division. “YUAN’s ground breaking UB530 video capture box leverages the unique programmability of Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 solution to support multiple video inputs. We’re pleased to work with YUAN to bring it to market.”

“We’re proud to have introduced the first USB 3.0 full HD video capture box designed for consumer applications,” said Dr. C.Y. Ying, Director of Research and Development for YUAN. “The diversity of video and audio formats and sources was a big challenge for our designers, and the Cypress EZ-USB FX3 was the only solution that met our demands for both performance and flexibility. In addition, Cypress cooperated closely with our design teams to help launch the UB530 quickly. At YUAN, we are committed to using cutting-edge technologies to deliver high-quality, high-performance products to our customers.”

About EZ-USB FX3
EZ-USB FX3 provides SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in virtually any system. The on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512KB RAM delivers 200 MIPS of computational power and is available for applications that require local data processing. Additionally, FX3 provides interfaces to connect to serial peripherals such as SPI, UART, I2C and I2S. In short, FX3 provides highly flexible and integrated features that enable developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any system.

EZ-USB FX3 is in volume production now, available in a small 121-ball BGA with dimensions of 10 mm x 10 mm x 1.2 mm with a 0.8-mm pitch.

About YUAN High-Tech
YUAN, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, is a leading force in the digital home entertainment, broadcasting, and surveillance markets, delivering an extensive range of high-quality solutions for system integrator and ODM customers. As one of the major providers to these markets, YUAN’s solutions can be found within the products of leading ODM customers and channel partners worldwide. For further information about YUAN and its products, please visit

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 flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch® solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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