12/20/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, introduced a combination Universal Serial Bus (USB)-PS/2 reference design kit for high-performance corded optical mice. The kit gives manufacturers the technical instructions and firmware needed to quickly implement a new optical mouse design.
The optical mouse reference design is based on the Cypress CY7C63743A-PC microcontroller and the Agilent ADNS-3060 optical mouse sensor, which provide superior performance and tracking control compared with previous-generation, LED-based optical mice.
"Agilent and Cypress have collaborated on several optical mouse reference design kits that address low-cost, wireless and performance market segments," said Ed Keane, navigation sensors business manager for Agilent's Sensor Solutions Division. "Our latest joint reference design provides manufacturers with a cost-effective, easy-to-use platform for accelerated development of high-performance corded optical mice."
"Joining forces with Agilent has once again enabled the teaming of two best-of-breed technologies to create a robust solution for our OEM customers," said Trevor Davis, director of marketing for the Personal Communications Division at Cypress. "The kit includes everything a mouse manufacturer needs to rapidly create a new class of higher-performance, LED-based optical mice for desktop and notebook PCs."
About Agilent's Optical Mouse Sensor
The Agilent ADNS-3060 LED-based optical mouse sensor provides excellent tracking control and high-performance operation for corded optical mice. The sensor uses a self-adjusting frame rate that automatically matches to surface characteristics for optimum performance. In addition, the ADNS-3060 offers the following features:
About Cypress's CY7C63743A-PC Microcontroller
The Cypress CY7C63743A-PC is an 8-bit RISC microcontroller with an integrated USB serial interface engine. High-performance, low-cost human interface peripherals such as optical mice can be implemented with a minimum of external components and firmware effort. Communication between the CY7C63743A-PC microcontroller and the ADNS-3060 sensor is accomplished through the integrated serial peripheral interface. The combination USB-PS/2 microcontroller also offers these important features:
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The joint optical mouse reference design kit includes a sample optical mouse with complete schematics, layout and firmware. It is priced at $199 and is available from Agilent as the ADNK-3061 Optical Mouse Reference Design Kit (www.agilent.com/view/opticalnavigation). The ADNK-3061 kit is also available through Cypress's sales offices and via the Web at www.cypress.com.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) is Connecting from Last Mile to First Mile(tm) with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects(tm) 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.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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