12/12/2003 - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY), the industry leader in USB, announced general availability of WirelessUSBTM LS, the industry’s most-affordable 2.4 GHz radio system-on-a-chip, and a WirelessUSB LS development kit.
With a transmit-only device (CYWUSB6932) priced starting at $1.95 in 100,000-unit quantities, and a transceiver version (CYWUSB6934) beginning at $2.20, WirelessUSB LS offers manufacturers and end-users of wireless PC Human Interface Devices (HIDs) video game console peripherals and remote controls the best combination of performance and cost versus competing wireless technologies.
WirelessUSB LS devices communicate at distances of up to 10 meters, with an average latency of less than four milliseconds and a transmission rate of 62.5 kbps. Featuring a highly integrated radio transceiver plus digital baseband on a single chip, the technology enables designers to significantly decrease development time, component count and system cost while improving operating range, power-consumption and latency. Operating in the 2.4 GHz global ISM band, WirelessUSB LS also allows customers to deploy their solutions worldwide, regardless of regional frequency requirements.
The development kit (CY3632), priced at $750, features two radio modules that connect directly to two prototyping platform boards; comprehensive WirelessUSB protocol code examples; and a WirelessUSB "listener" tool with associated schematics, gerber files and bill-of-materials. Manufacturers interested in WirelessUSB LS or the development kit are encouraged to contact their local Cypress sales representative or visit Cypress online at: www.cypress.com.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (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 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 reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at www.cypress.com.
Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. "Connecting from Last Mile to First Mile," "WirelessUSB" and "Cypress Connects" are trademarks of Cypress.
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