Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX3™ Controller Enables Net Vision’s Image Recorder To Test High-Definition Image Sensor Applications

  Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX3™ Controller Enables Net Vision’s Image Recorder To
  Test High-Definition Image Sensor Applications

EZ-USB FX3 Brings USB 3.0 Bandwidth and Dual Image Sensor Support For Advanced
             3D Inspection Capabilities as Produced by Human Eyes

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 18, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Net Vision Co.,
Ltd. has designed Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 device controller into its
SVI-06 Image Recorder. The SVI-06 Image Recorder board connects to almost any
CMOS image sensor, providing a complete development support kit for
high-definition inspection equipment. With the FX3 solution’s USB 3.0
bandwidth, the SVI-06 can connect with two image sensors at once, enabling
simplified development of applications with precise 3D inspection
functionality.

In recent years, high-resolution image sensors have rapidly improved with the
advancement of CMOS sensor technology. Along with it, image processing
technology, typified by Extended Depth of Field (EDoF) and face recognition,
have also gained adoption in the industry. The usage has expanded not only for
mobile phones and digital cameras, but also in the areas of navigation
systems, factory automation, and intelligent transportation systems.

“One application of the SVI-06 is to provide the connection to two image
sensors at the same time,” said Hiroshi Kokufu, President at Net Vision Co.
Ltd., “This can enable next-generation camera usage to reproduce what the
human eye views. It can be used for simple 3D images, but it can also be used
for much more detailed images, because human eyes can recognize complicated
distances, complex dimensions, and shapes.”

The SVI-06 Image Recorder with Cypress EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 controller marks a
major performance leap over its predecessors. The data transfer of SVI-06 to a
PC is about ten times faster compared to the SVI-03 USB 2.0 Image Recorder.

“High-definition video applications continue to be a market driver for USB
3.0,” said Mark Fu, Senior Marketing Director for the USB 3.0 Business Unit at
Cypress. “We are pleased to work with Net Vision to bring high quality video
and dual image sensor 3D support to their imaging products.”

Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only programmable USB 3.0 peripheral
controller. Its on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512 KB RAM delivers 200 MIPS of
computational power. FX3 is equipped with a fully configurable General
Programmable Interface (GPIF™II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16-, and
32-bit configurations. GPIF II enables FX3 to communicate directly to any
processor, FPGAs, and image sensors and provides a data transfer rate at up to
400 Megabytes per second. More information on Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 controller
is available at www.cypress.com/fx3.

About Image Recorder SV Series

The Image Recorder SV series can be connected to almost any manufacturers’
image sensor as their recorder, including major CMOS sensor suppliers such as
Aptina, OmniVision, and Sony. The image sensor interface provides not only
8-bit to 24-bit parallel signaling as YUV, RGB, and RAW, but also serial
signaling corresponding to MIPI, Sub-LVDS, and others.

SVI-06 Image Recorder is available today. Find out more on
http://www.cypress.com/?rID=72162.

About Net Vision

Net Vision was established in 2001. The purpose of the company is system
apparatus development applied to images and networks. We create systems that
we developed from specifications designed for manufacturing. Our development
includes the housing, the board, ASIC, FPGA, software, firmware development,
etc. Our products are the SV series and elevator lifesaving boxes. We develop
products specialized usage and for worldwide usage. Visit us at
http://net-vision.co.jp/sv-english/.

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.

Cypress, the Cypress logo, EZ-USB, PSoC, CapSense, TrueTouch, and West Bridge
are registered trademarks and FX3 and GPIF are trademarks of Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

Contact:

Cypress PR
Samer Bahou, 408-232-4552
samer.bahou@cypress.com