Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that BORND, a leading PC peripheral manufacturer, has selected Cypress’ 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB-NL™ radio-on-a-chip for its E220 next-generation wireless mouse. WirelessUSB-NL’s low power consumption enables two AA batteries to power the E220 mouse for up to three years. The long range of WirelessUSB-NL also enables the E220 to operate at a distance of up to 30 meters. BORND will also use Cypress’ enCoRe™ II and enCoRe V low-voltage companion microcontrollers for the USB dongle and mouse respectively.
WirelessUSB-NL boasts an impressive -87dBm receive sensitivity to enable longer range operations. The device features very low active and standby current (less than 1 uA), and has a closed-loop radio architecture that minimizes signal frequency drift for very robust radio performance. As with other Cypress WirelessUSB families, the WirelessUSB-NL device offers superior performance in the presence of common interference from 2.4-GHz sources such as WiFi, Bluetooth, cordless phones and microwaves.
“The E220 is an outstanding mouse, and we’re pleased to help BORND bring it to market quickly,” said Jayant Somani, Senior Director of worldwide marketing for Cypress’ Data Communication Division. “Battery life and long-range operation are important differentiators for wireless mice, and WirelessUSB-NL offers industry-leading performance in both of these categories.”
“The Cypress WirelessUSB and enCoRe solutions were important components in the BORND E220 mouse, and the super-long battery life and long range connectivity have attracted interest from the market,” said Kevin Zhang, General Manager of BORND. “Equally important was the support our design teams received from Cypress to help get to market quickly.”WirelessUSB-NL is complemented by Cypress’ enCoRe™ II and enCoRe V low-voltage, highly integrated microcontrollers, offering manufacturers a single source of supply and support. WirelessUSB-NL also supports Cypress’ Agile HID™ protocol that allows existing WirelessUSB customers to get started quickly on their designs without any additional effort. More information on the WirelessUSB-NL product is available at www.cypress.com/go/wirelessusbnl. About WirelessUSB WirelessUSB delivers the best combination of performance and cost versus competing wireless technologies. Featuring a highly integrated radio transceiver plus digital baseband on a single chip, WirelessUSB enables designers to significantly decrease development time, component count and system cost while improving operating range, power-consumption and latency. Please visit http://www.cypress.com/go/wireless for more details on the WirelessUSB portfolio. About Cypress 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, and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense touch sensing and TrueTouch solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous 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. About BORND BORND is a professional supplier which provides high-quality, fashionable laptop derivative products and services. BORND’s goal is to ‘create the best computer derivative solutions.’ It provides high-quality products with human-oriented designs that adhere to the latest technology and environmental trends. BORND understands and anticaptes customer needs, and delivers products and services to meet those needs. The company adheres to strict ethical guidelines product quality standards. It maintains its own R&D and manufacturing facilities. Visit BORND online at www.bornd.com. Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, PowerPSoC, CapSense and West Bridge are registered trademarks and WirelessUSB, EnCoRe, Ovation-ONS, PSoC Creator, PSoC Designer and TrueTouch are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.
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