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West Bridge(R) Antioch(TM) Peripheral Controller Photo | Cypress Semiconductor

West Bridge(R) Antioch(TM) Peripheral Controller Photo

Last Updated:

August 15, 2009

Cypress's West Bridge(R) Antioch(TM) device is the world's first dedicated peripheral controller for multimedia handsets. The new controller provides the highest-performance handset-to-PC connection for rapid transfers of music files, photos and videos.

The Antioch controller, the first member of the West Bridge family, offers a direct path from high-speed USB 2.0 to the latest handset storage devices such as Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and NAND Flash. By fully offloading management of USB and storage from the main baseband processor, the controller saves critical processor resources and allows a mobile handset to maintain full functionality while simultaneously uploading or downloading multimedia files, synchronizing PIM data, or even using the phone as a PC modem.

The West Bridge Antioch device marks the debut of Cypress's Simultaneous Link to Independent Multimedia(TM) (SLIM(TM)) architecture, which manages dedicated paths to allow the Processor Host (P-port), Mass Storage (S-port), and High-Speed USB (U-port) interfaces to connect independently. This innovative architecture, combined with 16 USB endpoints, creates new simultaneous usage models when the phone is connected to a PC, and a better overall user experience.

Click the "download" link below for a high-resolution jpeg image of the West Bridge Antioch controller.