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Cypress offers engineers design flexibility

Posted: 10 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cypress semiconductor? phy? hotkink ii? hotlink-on-demand?

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that they have developed the largest and most flexible portfolio of Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards-compliant PHYs on the market.

Building upon the acceptance of its HOTLink II, the HOTLink-On-Demand family of twelve PHYs provides designers with scalability and flexibility in their professional video equipment designs, including production switchers, distribution amplifiers, D/A and A/D converters, and camera control units.

"By offering a combination of serializers, deserializers, reclockers and transceivers, the HOTLink-On-Demand family provides designers with the ability to mix and match serial digital video PHYs to exactly match their design requirements," said Erin Kettwig, product manager for Cypress' physical layer devices.

All of the devices are designed so that each channel can run at either SMPTE 259M or SMPTE 292M speeds. In addition, all products include an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and phase-lock loop (PLL). Cypress said its new PHYs feature an innovative chip design that eliminates channel crosstalk and performs significantly better than the SMPTE jitter specification.

The portfolio includes devices that allow one channel be a transmitter and another as independent reclocking deserializer, which proves useful in up/down converter applications.

The company will demonstrate its full-featured SMPTE-compliant HOTLink II quad independent channel SERDES video platform at the International Broadcasters Conference (IBC) on Sept. 10 - 14.

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