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USB devices target car navigation, infotainment

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:USB? automotive? car navigation? infotainment?

Cypress EZ-Host, USB-HX2LP

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has expanded its automotive-grade portfolio with two USB devices: the EZ-USB-HX2LP 4-port high-speed USB hub and the EZ-Host full-speed USB host. The devices are AEC-Q100 auto-qualified and are suited for applications such as navigation, infotainment, vehicle data recorders and data loggers.

The CY7C65630 EZ-USB HX2LP hub has a single transaction translator (1-TT) ideal for low-power apps. The device can connect to all low-, full- and high-speed USB devices on the downstream, and it supports both self-powered and bus-powered modes. The CY7C67300 EZ-Host device offers up to four host ports and can work both in stand-alone and co-processor modes. In co-processor mode, it can support interfaces such as SPI, HSS and HPI. With 32 GPIO pins, the EZ-Host device can be configured to provide extended functionalities.

"Our newly automotive-qualified devices leverage Cypress' reliability and expertise as the global market leader in USB, and we are keen to expand that leadership position," said Alakesh Chetia, VP of the USB business unit at Cypress. "These USB devices fit in well with our automotive-qualified PSoC devices, memories and clocks in Cypress's expanding automotive portfolio. We will continue to grow our USB products for automotive in the coming years to cater to the ever increasing connectivity requirements of the automotive industry."

Cypress's USB portfolio includes enCoRe and EZ-USB USB controllers, West Bridge peripheral controllers and WirelessUSB 2.4GHz radios. Cypress's hallmark USB device, the EZ-USB FX2 controller, continues to provide unparalleled flexibility to customers seeking to add USB to new applications.

Cypress also provides the industry's most comprehensive USB software support, reference designs and driver suites. This "whole product" support enables customers to bring USB-enabled products to market faster and has helped to forge long-lasting relationships with leading manufacturers worldwide.

Cypress's automotive portfolio includes the PSoC programmable system-on-chip, USB embedded hosts and hubs, timing solutions, fast asynchronous SRAMs, MicroPower asynchronous SRAMs and synchronous SRAMs.

The two new automotive-qualified USB devices are currently in production. The CY7C65630-56LFXA EZ-USB HX2LP hub is available in a 56-pin QFN package, and the CY7C67300-100AXA EZ-Host device is available in 100-pin TQFP package.

For application notes on USB click here.

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