Cypress Semiconductor Corp, a market leader in USB, has released that its MoBL-USB TX2 high-speed USB 2.0 transceiver supports the Marvell PXA3xx application processor platform from Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. The device, which is in full production, is optimised for the PXA3xx family, providing high-speed USB connectivity for mobile handsets, PDAs and portable music players. The device is compliant with the UTMI standard, and has been tested in collaboration with the PXA3xx platform.
Cypress also supports the Marvell PXA3xx platform with the MoBL (More Battery Life) Dual Ports with Address/Data Multiplexed (ADM) interface. As bandwidth-hungry multimedia functions increase smartphone processing requirements, processors are adding the pin-saving ADM interface to allocate sufficient dedicated I/Os for these functions. Cypress's MoBL ADM Dual Ports enable a direct interconnect between the Marvell PXA3xx applications processor and the system baseband in 3G and 3.5G dual-processor smartphones. This minimises system costs, reduces board space and provides a faster and simpler design cycle for next-generation multimedia handsets.
Cypress offers leading-edge, market-differentiated solutions to support Marvell's launch of the PXA3xx processor platform. Cypress has enjoyed success in the handset market with multiple programmable products that deliver flexibility and increased performance, including CapSense capacitive touch interfaces, USB solutions and MoBL dual-port interconnects.
According to Marvell, it is to have Cypress partner for platform readiness of the Marvell PXA3xx processor family. Cypress's MoBL solutions readily enhance platform power efficiency and performance for Marvell PXA3xx processor based platforms, speeding time to market for OEMs and ODMs.