Cypress Announces Synplicity Support For Quantum38K™CPLDs

7/3/2002 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY) today announced that designers working with Cypress's Quantum38K™ CPLDs can use Synplicity’s Synplify® product, the market-leading synthesis tool for programmable logic designers. Cypress’s Warp™ Release 6.3 seamlessly integrates the Synplify environment with Cypress's popular Warp development tools, providing Synplicity’s Synplify customers with access to Cypress's newest family of high-performance silicon in the Synplify product's familiar, device-independent environment.

“The smooth integration of Synplify and Warp Software offers flexibility and ease of use to designers using Quantum38K devices,” said Richard Quon, product marketing manager for Cypress’s Data Communications Division. “Engineers now have a smooth migration path with both the Quantum38K and Delta39K CPLD families supported in the Synplify synthesis environment, without sacrificing the fitting and mapping algorithms developed specifically Cypress CPLDs.”

The integration of the Synplify product with the Warp software allows customers to enter designs in the Synplify environment, which leverages Synplicity's Behavior Extracting Synthesis Technology™ (B.E.S.T.™) algorithms to achieve optimum results. The resulting netlist then can be read directly into Cypress's Warp Software environment, which provides fitting and mapping capabilities developed optimally for Cypress CPLDs. The new capabilities extend Synplicity's support for Cypress CPLDs, which previously included Cypress's Flash370i™, Ultra37000Ô and Delta39K™ CPLD families.

About the Quantum38K Family
The Quantum38K family of CPLDs offers designers a range of devices with 30,000 to 100,000 gates with 512 to 1536 macrocells and 16 to 48 Kbits of embedded memory, all in a simple migration path of compatible footprints. In addition, the family is footprint compatible with Cypress’s Delta39K CPLD family, which allows an additional migration path to features such as increased speed options, additional I/O standard support, Phase Locked Loops (PLLs) and increased memory. High density Quantum38K CPLDs offer the industry’s lowest standby power and operate at either 2.5 or 3.3V. Their programmable I/O structure allows them to interface with several other devices supporting different I/O standards and different operating voltages (1.8V to 3.3V) at the same time.

System Requirements and Availability
Customers will require a copy of the Synplify software (version 6.2 or higher), available at and a copy of Cypress's latest Warp software, available at

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, Warp, “Driving the Communications Revolution”, MoBL, NoBL, QDR, netRAM, Datapath Switching Element and DSE are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor. Synplicity, Synplify, and Behavior Extracting Synthesis Technology are registered trademarks, and B.E.S.T. is a trademark of Synplicity. All other company and/or product names are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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