Cypress Introduces Low-Cost USB 2.0 Transceiver

8/20/2002 - Cypress Semiconductor, the industry leader in USB, announced the availability of EZ-USB® TX2 (CY7C68000), the latest addition to its rapidly expanding USB 2.0 product portfolio. TX2 is a stand-alone high-speed USB 2.0 transceiver that is compliant with the USB 2.0 Transceiver Macrocell Interface (UTMI) specification. This device includes a 8- or 16-bit interface for applications such as scanners, printers, digital camcorders, and digital still cameras.

"With the continued competition in the USB markets, design time and cost become primary issues for many engineers," said Jeff Chang, product marketing manager for Cypress’s Personal Communications Division. "By offering a UTMI-compliant transceiver with proven analog technology, Cypress is able to provide a low-risk, low-cost, fast time-to-market solution, especially for designers who need an integration path."

The CY7C68000 has successfully passed the full suite of compliance tests set by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). This device will be added to the USB-IF Integrators List, signifying to USB developers that it has met the strict specifications for USB 2.0 devices, further adding to Cypress’s USB-IF certified family of products.

Price and Availability
The CY7C68000 is available in two package options: 56-pin SSOP and 48 FBGA. Samples are available now, with production quantities expected later in Q3 priced at $2.45 in volumes of 100,000 units (for the SSOP package).

About Cypress (
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) is Connecting from Last Mile to First MileTM with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch, and core communications-system applications. Cypress ConnectsTM using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including Bluetooth, USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions, and programmable microcontrollers. Cypress, the Cypress logo and EZ-USB are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. "Connectivity from Last Mile to First Mile" and "Cypress Connects" are trademarks of Cypress.

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