Cypress and EverPro Extend USB 3.0 Performance Up to 100 Meters With Confirmation of Product Interoperability

Cypress and EverPro Extend USB 3.0 Performance Up to 100 Meters With 
Confirmation of Product Interoperability 
Cypress's FX3(TM) Peripheral Controller and EverPro's Active Optical
Cable Work Together to Enable Real-Time Streaming of Uncompressed HD
SHENZHEN, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 --  EverPro Technologies
Ltd., a leader in USB 3.0 transmission solutions, and Cypress
Semiconductor Corp., (NASDAQ: CY) today announced the completion of
successful interoperability testing between both Cypress's EZ-USB
FX3(TM) USB 3.0 peripheral controller and EZ-USB CX3(TM) camera
controller and EverPro's U3C(TM) A0A0-100 USB 3.0 active optical
cable (AOC). EverPro is demonstrating the U3C A0A0-100 solution at
the 9th China International Machine Vision Exhibition here in
Shenzhen from June 18 to June 20, 2014.  
USB 3.0 is gaining popularity in machine vision and industrial
cameras thanks to its 5 Gbps bandwidth that enables high-resolution,
high-frame-rate imaging in real time without the need for
compression, which degrades image quality. However, USB 3.0 currently
has a maximum cable length of 3 meters that has limited its adoption.
EverPro's USB 3.0 transmission solution with active optical cable
technology overcomes this limitation and extends full USB 3.0
performance up to 100 meters. This cable length extension allows
Cypress USB 3.0 solutions to be easily and cost effectively deployed
across a wider range of machine vision and industrial applications,
removing cable length limitations in camera placement and
"Active optical cables are a key enabler for USB 3.0 in machine
vision and industrial cameras," said Tom Tang, Vice President of
EverPro Technologies. "EverPro's proven interoperability with
Cypress's FX3 and CX3, the industry's most popular USB 3.0 camera
controllers, makes our active optical cables an ideal solution for
machine vision and industrial cameras that need to be installed over
long distances." 
"We are very pleased to have validated the interoperability of
EverPro's AOC with FX3 and CX3," said Mark Fu, senior marketing
director of Cypress's USB 3.0 Business Unit. "USB 3.0 cable length
extension has been a common request from our machine vision
customers. We can now recommend a proven solution to our FX3 and CX3
EZ-USB FX3 and CX3 are the industry's most popular USB 3.0 solutions
for HD video. The FX3 is equipped with a highly configurable General
Programmable Interface (GPIF(TM) II) which can be programmed in 8-,
16- and 32-bit configurations. GPIF II allows FX3 to communicate
directly with application processors, FPGAs, and image sensors and
provides a data transfer rate at up to 400 Megabytes per second. The
CX3 controller supports the Mobile Industry Processor Interface
(MIPI) Camera Serial Interface Type 2 (CSI-2) standard with up to 4
lanes at speed up to 1 Gbps per lane. CX3 interfaces directly with
any MIPI CSI-2 compliant image sensor or image processor. CX3 is
capable of steaming 1080p video at 30 frames a second or 720p 60 fps
without the need for compression. Both FX3 and CX3 come with an ARM9
CPU and 512KB SRAM, providing 200 MIPS of computational power for
image processing and buffering. More information on Cypress's EZ-USB
3.0 portfolio is available at 
About EZ-USB FX3 and CX3
 EZ-USB FX3 delivers SuperSpeed USB 3.0
connectivity in virtually any system. FX3 provides SPI, UART, I2C and
I2S interfaces to connect to serial peripherals, along with highly
flexible and integrated features. FX3 is now in volume production 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
4.7 mm x 5.1 mm. 
EZ-USB CX3 is a USB 3.0 programmable camera controller that enables
developers to add USB 3.0 connectivity to any image sensors
supporting the MIPI CSI-2 version 1.01 standard at a total bandwidth
of 4 Gbps. CX3 is ideally suited for high-definition, high-speed
image-capturing applications and supports many image formats
including RAW8/10/12/14, YUV422 (CCIR/ITU 8/10-bit), and
RGB888/666/565. Based on the proven FX3 Platform, CX3 can be
programmed to support Pan, Tilt and Zoom or other camera control
functions. EZ-USB CX3 is sampling now and is available in 121-ball
BGA (10 mm x 10 mm) package. 
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About EverPro Technologies
 EverPro Technologies is a joint venture
between Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company
(YOFC) located in Wuhan, China and VIA Technologies, Inc. located in
Taipei, Taiwan. YOFC is a leading optical fibre and cable provider in
the world. VIA Technologies is a leading provider of integrated
circuits for x86 architecture. Leveraging the IC design and optical
fiber & cable design and manufacturing capabilities from VIA and YOFC
respectively, EverPro is able to create the world's first and best
USB 3.0 AOC cable. The headquarters of EverPro Technologies is
located at Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Zone. The creation of EverPro
Technologies is focused to provide AOC centric solutions including
their peripherals. EverPro has engaged in the research and
development, manufacturing, and sales of the AOC related optical
fibres, cables and accessories. In parallel EverPro makes and
provides photo-electronic modules and photo-electronic connecting
devices. It also provides AOC cables, related system integration and
engineering services. 
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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(R) 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(R) touch
sensing, TrueTouch(R) 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
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Cypress, the Cypress logo, EZ-USB, PSoC, CapSense, and TrueTouch are
registered trademarks and FX3, CX3 and GPIF are trademarks of Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their
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