Cypress Quantum38K™ CPLDs in Full Production

7/3/2002 - Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE: CY) today announced availability of production volumes of the Quantum38K™ CPLDs, which address the high performance, high volume needs of access applications such as set-top boxes, and digital modems as well as enterprise network equipment such as switches, routers and storage systems. The Quantum38K family provides the industry’s most cost-effective CPLD solutions, allowing system designers to take advantage of a CPLD’s predictability, ease-of-use and speed in high volume applications without the overhead associated with more feature-rich CPLDs, such as Cypress’s Delta39K family. It also brings the reprogrammable element to these applications, allowing vendor-specific customization or field upgrades necessitated by today’s ever changing world of standards and protocols.

Quantum38K™ CPLDs are the first high-density CPLD family to enable a multidimensional migration path and pin-to-pin compatibility to Cypress’s Delta39K CPLDs. For the first time, they offer a “feature migration” path in addition to standard “density” and “I/O count” migration paths. Therefore, as the design requirements of Quantum38K CPLD users grow more complex, the Delta39K CPLD becomes an ideal solution, offering denser memories; integrated Spread Aware™ Phase Locked Loops (PLL) for advanced clocking functions; high speed I/Os such as GTL+, HSTL I-IV, and SSTL-2/3; and innovative Self-Boot™ packaging, eliminating the need for an external boot PROM. The Delta39K CPLD family is widely used in network infrastructure equipment such as multi-service provisioning platforms, core routers and add-drop multiplexors.

“The Quantum38K CPLDs bring programmable logic flexibility to a new level and present system designers with multiple avenues to achieve cost and time-to-market reduction,” said Geoff Charubin, director of marketing for Cypress’ Data Communications Division. “Their high density and high level of integration reduce the number of components on the target system board, lowering the customer’s bill of materials (BOM). In addition, our customers can take advantage of a pin-compatible upgrade path to the Delta39K™ family of CPLDs when their applications become even more complex.”

Ranging from 512 to 1536 macrocells, Quantum38K integrates up to 48 Kbits of dual-ported communications memory with built-in arbitration logic. These devices also feature low power operation at 2.5V or 3.3V, Compact PCI hot-swap capability, and guaranteed pin-to-pin delays at every density. Offered in 30K, 50K, and 100K usable gates densities with up to 302 I/Os, Quantum38K is an ideal solution for all I/O-intensive applications.

Software Support
The Quantum38K devices are supported by Cypress’s Warp™ design tools. Warp (currently available as Release 6.2) is a fully integrated programmable logic design environment that accepts VHDL, Verilog, Finite State Machine, and Schematic Entry as design input mechanisms. Warp also performs synthesis and fitting in a single step to speed the design process. In addition, Warp features an Architecture Explorer™ and Static Timing Analyzer to quickly pinpoint design fitting and critical path timing to aid in fast debugging and timing closure of logic designs. Warp also includes a fully capable simulation tool for design verification. All of the advanced features mentioned above make designing for the Quantum38K and Delta39K CPLD families, simple and efficient.

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor is “Driving the Communications Revolution”™ with high-performance integrated circuits for network infrastructure and access equipment. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, the company designs and manufactures solutions targeted across wireless and wireline communications. Cypress supports a wide range of industry standards, such as SONET (OC-48, OC-192 and OC-768), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), InfiniBand™ and Gigabit Ethernet. The company’s communications product lines include programmable high-speed physical layer devices (PHYs), wirespeed network search engines (NSEs) and network coprocessors (NCPs), and datapath switching elements (DSEs). Cypress is also the industry’s leader in communications timing solutions, networking-optimized communications memories and personal connectivity solutions, such as USB and Bluetooth.

Cypress is a leader in pure optical and optoelectronic technologies designed to push network transmissions to higher performance levels and to satisfy the increasing demand for network bandwidth. With a focus on emerging communications applications, Cypress aims to become the preferred silicon supplier for network infrastructure solutions and for every network data stream to pass through at least one Cypress IC.

Cypress employs 4,000 people worldwide. Its shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CY. More information about Cypress is accessible on the Web at

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Quantum38K, Delta39K, Warp, and “Driving the Communications Revolution” are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor.

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