Cypress releases first “Infotainment” USB host controller
Cypress Semiconductor introduces the world’s first Infotainment USB Host/Peripheral controller. The EZ-Host is targeted to the automotive industry to make communication between car and GPS, MP3 players, mobile handsets and in-vehicle radios as easy as a USB port. The EZ-Host is a 16-bit RISC microcontroller with 2 configurable SIEs and one configurable I/O block.
Cypress Delivers Worldâ€™s First Embedded USB Host/Peripheral Controller for Automotive “Infotainment” Applications
AEC Q100-Qualified EZ-Hostâ„¢ Controller Enables MP3 Players, Mobile Handsets And GPS Systems To Seamlessly Interface With In-Vehicle Electronics Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25, 2006 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, today introduced a version of its CY7C67300 EZ-Hostâ„¢ embedded USB host/peripheral controller optimized for automotive applications. The device is compliant with AEC (Automotive Electronics Council) Q100 specifications, offering an operating temperature range from -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C. It is targeted at automotive “infotainment” applications including interfacing MP3 players, mobile handsets and GPS systems with in-vehicle radios and display systems. Cypress recently received certification for Automotive Industry Quality Standard ISO/TS 16949, a standard that ensures the highest levels of quality and reliability throughout the automotive supply chain.
The EZ-Host device is a multiport embedded host/peripheral controller that contains a high-performance 16-bit RISC microcontroller, two configurable USB serial interface engines (SIEs) and a configurable I/O block that can connect to numerous standard interfaces. It can operate as either a host or peripheral, and supports up to four host ports. It contains 16 Kbytes of RAM, enabling custom applications; multiple CPU interfaces; and on-board BIOS to handle a portion of the USB processing. The embedded processor eliminates the need for an external CPU in many applications and can operate in coprocessor mode as well.
“Infotainment applications are a key growth area for the automotive market,” said David Zimpfer, managing director of Cypress’s automotive business. “Our EZ-Host solution brings the ease of design and compatibility of USB to a number of key applications within this space, and we are planning further USB-related automotive offerings. In addition, this product complements other Cypress automotive solutions, including our PSoCÂ®-based CapSense capacitive sensing interface, memory products, and automotive image sensors.”
Key EZ-Host Features
Price and Availability
The AEC-compliant CY7C67300 is available today from Cypress in a 100-pin TQFP package. Pricing in 1000-unit quantities is $8.67. A high-resolution photo of the device can be downloaded at here. An automotive infotainment reference design for the EZ-Host device is expected to be available from Cypress in April 2006.
Cypress solutions are at the heart of any system that is built to perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Leveraging a strong commitment to customer service and performance-based process and manufacturing expertise, Cypress’s product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions, and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CY. More information about the company is available online at Cypress.com
- Support for USB On-The-Go (OTG) protocol
- On-chip, 48-MHz, 16-bit processor with dynamically switchable clock speed eliminates need for external processor or operates in co-processor mode
- Configurable I/O block supporting a variety of I/O options or up to 32 bits of GPIO
- Supports up to four host ports
- 4Kb x 16 internal masked ROM with built-in BIOS that supports a communication ready state with access to I2C EEPROM interface, external ROM, UART, or USB
- 8Kb x 16 internal RAM for code and data buffering
- Extended memory interface port for external SRAM and ROM
- Fast serial port supports from 9600 baud to 2.0 Mbaud
- Supports 12-MHz external crystal or clock
Tags: pastaio, tokidoki
Administator for GetUSB.info
GetUSB.info started in 2004 with the concept of providing USB information for everything USB related. At the time, USB was gaining momentum and every day new products, articles and news became published. Today, the site is focused on bringing technical information, tricks and hacks to USB related products. The site does publish off topic information as well, to keep the variety up. Please visit the footer area of any page if you or your company is interested in article or product placement via purchased advertising.