Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today expanded its market-leading USB product portfolio, adding a unique family of USB-Serial bridge controllers. The new CY7C6521x family is the first to provide dual-configurable serial channels for UART/SPI/I 2C communication along with industry-leading CapSense ® capacitive touch-sensing technology, enabling flexible design of human interface solutions. Cypress provides proprietary drivers to support multiple operating systems, adding to the design flexibility of the controllers. The family is also the first to integrate efficient battery-charge detection compliant to Version 1.2 of the USB-Implementers Forum (USB-IF) Battery Charging specification. Additionally, the USB-Serial controllers boast the industry’s lowest power consumption of 5 uA (standby current). More information on the new controllers, which are in production now, can be found at www.cypress.com/go/usb-serial. The new family includes three devices, all of which are certified by the USB-IF. The CY7C65211 and CY7C65215 offer single- and dual-configurable serial channels, respectively, with each capable of UART, I 2C, and SPI communication. The CY7C65213 provides a low power USB-to-UART bridge controller. The new controllers target a wide range of applications, including medical equipment, industrial equipment, point-of-sales terminals, USB-to-UART and RS232 cables, gaming systems, and test and measurement equipment. “With their configurability, touch-sensing and battery-charging compliance, our USB-Serial bridge controllers deliver a combination of features and performance that no competitive offerings can match,” said Badri Kothandaraman, Executive Vice President of the Data Communications Division at Cypress. “The USB-Serial bridge controllers enable our customers to leverage the overall market trend towards Windows 8 and Android operating systems by providing proprietary drivers that works seamlessly with multiple operating systems – Windows, Mac, Android and Linux.” Cypress provides a software configuration utility for Windows that enables customers to select from multiple serial interfaces and features to create customized designs. This utility also assists customers in modifying various parameters, such as vendor and product IDs, string descriptors, and GPIO configurations, via the USB interface. USB-Serial integrates programmable memory used to store these configuration details. The utility, drivers, and application programming interfaces (APIs) provided by Cypress makes it very easy for customers to develop complete solutions with shorter design cycles, resulting in quick time-to-market.
AvailabilityAll of the new controllers are in production and available today from Cypress and authorized distributors. The CY7C65211 is offered in a 24-pin QFN package, while the CY7C65213 and the CY7C65215 are packaged in 32-pin QFNs. A product datasheet, drivers, reference schematics, and a software configuration utility are available for download on the Cypress website at www.cypress.com/go/usb-serial. Development kits for these parts are also now available and can be requested at email@example.com. Cypress and USB Cypress is the market leader in USB controllers, having shipped over 1 billion devices since 1996. Cypress entered the USB market in 1996 with the goal of “Making USB Universal ®” and has since become the leading USB device supplier in a wide variety of applications. Cypress’s well established portfolio includes enCoRe™ and EZ-USB ® USB controllers, WirelessUSB™ 2.4-GHz radios and PRoC™ devices. 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, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5 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 the 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, CapSense, Making USB Universal, EZ-USB, PSoC, and TrueTouch are registered trademarks and enCoRe, WirelessUSB, and PRoC are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.