Cypress Makes USB 2.0 Available for $1.00

1/21/2003 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) - the industry leader in USB - announced the availability of EZ-USB® TX2 (CY7C68000) for $1.00 in volumes of 100,000 units.

EZ-USB 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 an 8- or 16-bit interface for applications such as scanners, printers, digital camcorders, and digital still cameras. For designers who are well along their integration curve and want only the transceiver to be external to their ASIC, the TX2 provides a hi-speed physical layer interface that operates at the maximum allowable USB 2.0 bandwidth.

“Customers are designing USB 2.0 into very cost-sensitive applications,” said Cathal Phelan, vice president of Cypress’s Personal Communications Division, “With the broadest portfolio of USB products in the industry, Cypress continues to design and manufacture products that will make using USB 2.0 a very simple decision.”

“Time-to-market and cost are the primary concerns for the USB market,” said Trevor Davis, product marketing manager for Cypress’s Personal Communications Division. “By offering the TX2 for $1.00, Cypress is showing designers that they can design USB 2.0 into just about any application and still satisfy their end-market demands for high speed and low price.”

The CY7C68000 has successfully passed the full suite of compliance tests set by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). This device has been 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.

USB 2.0 and ASIC Integration
Cypress has a broad USB product portfolio that satisfies the needs of customers who are at different levels of USB integration in their systems:

Price and Availability The CY7C68000 is available in two package options: 56-pin SSOP and 48 FBGA. Production devices are available now. Cypress’s $1.00 price for 100,000 quantities is available on 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. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

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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