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MIPI Alliance welcomes Cypress as new member

Posted: 08 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MIPI Alliance? interface? interconnect? mobile application?

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has joined the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance, the industry initiative established to define and promote open standards for interfaces to mobile application processors.

The company is addressing rapidly evolving interface standards with its West Bridge architecture for dedicated peripheral controllers that serve as functional bridges and provide high-performance, optimized data paths for embedded applications. In addition, Cypress's broad portfolio of handset solutions includes its PSoC CapSense capacitive sensing interface, dual-processor interconnects, high-speed USB controllers and more

"As a member of the MIPI Alliance, Cypress will be able to closely track the definition of next-generation specifications and interfaces for handsets," said Alakesh Chetia, managing director of the West Bridge business unit at Cypress. "Handset designers are actively seeking efficient, flexible solutions which enable use of MIPI standards in their systems, and we are committed to quickly addressing these emerging interfaces with our West Bridge family of peripheral controllers."

Devices in the West Bridge family function as a companion chip to an embedded CPU to free it from data-intensive operations. In the same way the North Bridge and South Bridge were introduced in the PC architecture to enable the main CPU to evolve independently from quickly changing memory and peripheral interfaces, embedded systems are evolving towards a similar architecture, where a West Bridge device manages the interfaces and offloads from the main CPU specific peripheral-to-peripheral traffic.

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