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Lattice and Cypress Team Up to Simplify USB 3.0 Video Bridge Designs With New Development Kit

SAN FRANCISCO — Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) a low-cost development kit that provides a complete reference design for USB 3.0-enabled video bridges. The new Lattice USB 3.0 Video Bridge Development Kit simplifies integration of USB 3.0 audio and High-Definition (HD) video connectivity for a wide range of applications, leveraging the LatticeECP3™ FPGA family and the Cypress EZ-USB® FX3™ USB 3.0 peripheral controller. Cypress and Lattice will demonstrate the kit at IDF in Cypress booth number 780 from September 9-11.

USB 3.0 delivers 5-Gbps bandwidth that enables streaming of HD video without requiring compression, which degrades image quality. The Lattice USB 3.0 Video Bridge Development Kit includes all of the hardware and software needed to develop USB 3.0 cameras, frame grabbers, machine vision systems, surveillance equipment, and other audio/video USB 3.0 converter systems. With the LatticeECP3 FPGA, the kit supports high speed reception and packing of video and audio data into USB 3.0 UVC and UAC data frames without the use of external memory buffers. The kit leverages the flexibility of the FX3 solution to support parallel, MIPI CSI-2, and LVDS camera interfacing, as well as HDMI and SDI audio/video formats. The kit is available now for purchase at the Lattice store.

“This new Lattice video bridge solution offers a complete reference design that will help designers get top-performance HD video products to market faster,” said Mark Fu, senior marketing director of the USB 3.0 Business Unit at Cypress. “USB 3.0 has opened up robust HD video for a broad range of applications. Our programmable FX3 solution delivers unmatched design flexibility to integrate USB 3.0 into next-generation products.”

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