Cypress Supports Marvell PXA3xx Application Processor Family With MoBL-USB™ TX2 High-Speed Transceiver | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress Supports Marvell PXA3xx Application Processor Family With MoBL-USB™ TX2 High-Speed Transceiver
Cypress's MoBL® (More Battery Life™) ADM Dual-Port Interconnects Also Support New High-Performance Marvell Handset Platform
SAN JOSE, Calif., November 29, 2006 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, today announced that its MoBL-USB™ TX2 high-speed USB 2.0 transceiver supports the Marvell PXA3xx application processor platform from Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., (NASDAQ: MRVL). The device, which is in full production, is optimized for the PXA3xx family, providing high-speed USB connectivity for mobile handsets, PDAs and portable music players. The device is compliant with the UTMI standard, and has been tested in collaboration with the PXA3xx platform.
Cypress also supports the Marvell PXA3xx platform with the MoBL® (More Battery Life™) Dual Ports with Address/Data Multiplexed (ADM) interface. As bandwidth-hungry multimedia functions increase smartphone processing requirements, processors are adding the pin-saving ADM interface to allocate sufficient dedicated I/Os for these functions. Cypress's MoBL ADM Dual Ports enable a direct interconnect between the Marvell PXA3xx applications processor and the system baseband in 3G and 3.5G dual-processor smartphones. This minimizes system costs, reduces board space and provides a faster and simpler design cycle for next-generation multimedia handsets.
"Cypress is pleased to offer leading-edge, market-differentiated solutions to support Marvell's launch of the PXA3xx processor platform," said Babak Hedayati, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing for Cypress. "We have enjoyed success in the handset market with multiple programmable products that deliver flexibility and increased performance, including CapSense capacitive touch interfaces, USB solutions and MoBL dual-port interconnects. We look forward to continued innovation in cooperation with Marvell."
"Marvell is excited to have Cypress partner with us for platform readiness of the Marvell PXA3xx processor family", said Sam Arditi Senior Vice President of the Cellular and Handheld Group at Marvell. "Cypress's MoBL solutions readily enhance platform power efficiency and performance for Marvell PXA3xx processor based platforms, speeding time to market for OEMs and ODMs."
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 https://www.cypress.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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