Cypress’s EZ-USB® FX3™ Controller Delivers SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectivity
To SKNET Corporation’s MonsterX U3.0R Video Capture System
FX3 Solution Enables Groundbreaking MonsterX U3.0R to Accept HDMI Input For
Real-Time Transfer of Uncompressed HD Video
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 25, 2013
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that SKNET
Corporation, a major digital TV and video product developer in Japan, has
selected Cypress’s EZ-USB^® FX3™ USB 3.0 peripheral controller for its
MonsterX U3.0R external video capture system. The FX3 solution provides the
MonsterX U3.0R with USB 3.0 bandwidth of 5 Gbps, which enables it to capture
HD video without requiring compression that degrades image quality. This
functionality allows end-users to capture and play back sharp, uncompressed HD
video from various sources, including set-top boxes, media players, HD
cameras, and gaming consoles.
EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only programmable, one-chip 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 with nearly any processor, ASIC or FPGA.
More information on Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 controller is available at
“The top performance and flexibility of Cypress’s FX3 solution helped us to
meet our design requirement for uncompromised HD video quality and develop the
MonsterX U3.0R with relative ease,” said Seno Kanuru, president of SKNET
Corporation. “With the MonsterX U3.0R, for the first time, we can deliver
full-quality HD video to laptop computers, thus tapping into a new market
“The demand for high-definition video applications is a key market driver for
USB 3.0, and our FX3 solution is ideally suited for this space,” said Mark Fu,
Senior Director of Cypress’s SuperSpeed USB Business Unit. “SKNET’s MonsterX
U3.0R breaks new ground in capturing HD-quality video from a wide range of
sources and allowing consumers to watch anywhere they want to take their
laptop. We are pleased to see FX3’s programmability and flexibility help
accelerate our customers’ time to market, while also facilitating product
miniaturization as a one-chip solution.”
About EZ-USB FX3
EZ-USB FX3 provides SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity in virtually any system.
The on-chip ARM9 CPU core with 512KB 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, I^2C and I^2S. In short, FX3 provides highly flexible and
integrated features that enable developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to
nearly any system.
EZ-USB FX3 is in volume production now, available in a small 121-ball BGA with
dimensions of 10 mm x 10 mm x 1.2 mm with a 0.8-mm pitch.
About SKNET Corporation
SKNET has been a major player in Japan in bringing digital TV/video to PCs for
more than 15 years. With a dedicated software development team in Japan and
hardware development and production teams in Taiwan, SKNET has been
consistently producing unique products all these years, such as the MonsterTV
series and MonsterX series products. Other than making retail products, SKNET
also develops SDKs for their products and collaborates with various vendors in
developing OEM/ODM products. For further information about SKNET Corporation
and its products, please visit www.sknet-web.co.jp.
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, 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.
Samer Bahou, 408-232-4552
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