Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that AVerMedia Technologies Inc., a preeminent supplier of digital multimedia technology, has selected Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 controller for its new high-definition (HD) video capture card. The ExtremeCap U3 capture card records and streams game play at Full-HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and 60 frames per second (fps) via HDMI and other component inputs. The card employs the FX3 solution as a USB 3.0 device bridge with bandwidth of 5 Gbps, which enables it to capture HD video without requiring compression that degrades image quality.
EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only programmable USB 3.0 peripheral controller. It is equipped with a highly configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16- and 32-bit configurations with data rates as high as 400 megabytes per second. GPIF II enables FX3 to interface directly to nearly any processor, ASIC or FPGA. The solution’s high performance and flexibility enabled AVerMedia to quickly bring the ExtremeCap U3 capture card to market with 1080 progressive scan and 60 fps streaming. More information on Cypress’s EZ-USB 3.0 portfolio is available at www.cypress.com/usb.
“We set out to design the ExtremeCap U3 knowing that gamers want to preserve the HD quality of their game-play footage, and EZ-USB FX3 was the ideal solution that met our demands for both performance and flexibility,” said Frank Yeh, Research and Development Director for AVerMedia. “In addition, Cypress cooperated closely with our design teams to help us make full use of FX3’s programmability and to get the ExtremeCap U3 to market quickly.”
“EZ-USB FX3 is ideal for handling HD video and audio data transfer, providing the bandwidth for smooth streaming without annoying hiccups,” said Mark Fu, senior marketing director of Cypress’s USB 3.0 Business Unit. “AVerMedia’s ExtremeCap U3 video capture card is an excellent showcase of FX3’s unique programmability and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance.”
About EZ-USB FX3
EZ-USB FX3 provides SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in virtually any system. The on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512 KB RAM delivers 200 MIPS of computational power and is available for applications that require local data processing. Additionally, FX3 provides interfaces to connect to serial peripherals such as SPI, UART, I2C and I2S. In short, FX3 provides highly flexible and integrated features that enable developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any system.
EZ-USB FX3 is in volume production now and is available in two packages: a 121-ball BGA (10 mm x 10 mm) and a space saving 131-ball Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP) with dimensions of 4.1 mm x 5.1 mm.
About AVerMedia Technologies
AVerMedia Technologies is the preeminent name in designing, manufacturing and marketing multimedia products. Alongside a full-line of TV tuner and personal video recorder, AVerMedia provides high quality video capture, converting and streaming devices for consumer, corporate and industrial markets. AVerMedia Technologies is committed to enriching entertainment experiences and promoting effective communication between people. Founded in 1990, AVerMedia became a public company in 2000. AVerMedia adheres to the latest green manufacturing standards in delivering the highest quality products.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense® touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.
Cypress, the Cypress logo, EZ-USB, PSoC, CapSense, and TrueTouch are registered trademarks and FX3 and GPIF are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.
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