BICOM Inc. Selects Cypress PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip Solution for Hot New Wireless Audio Device | Cypress Semiconductor
BICOM Inc., 야심차게 선보이는 새로운 무선 오디오 장치용으로 Cypress PSoC® 프로그래밍 가능 System-on-Chip 솔루션 선택
Integrated PSoC in playGo Device Seamlessly Streams Digital Audio From any Computer to any Stereo, Speaker or Entertainment System
SAN JOSE, Calif., November 8, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that BICOM Inc., developers of innovative DSP solutions for telecommunications and consumer electronics products, has chosen the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip for its playGo USB premium wireless audio solution.
BICOM’s playGo streams audio wirelessly, connecting digital music files to any traditional entertainment system. It’s ideal for streaming from iTunes®, Rhapsody®, Pandora®, Netflix and more. PSoC is utilized in both the transmitter and receiver parts of the two-piece playGo system. The PSoC in the transmitter controls an RGB LED, a wireless RF module, and a sample rate converter. The PSoC in the receiver operates the same controls, as well as an infrared receiver and six CapSense buttons for playback controls.
BICOM’s primary design focus and the market differentiators for playGo are sonic performance and ease of use. playGo’s unique wireless protocol works independently of other wireless networks and operates free from the interference that plagues other solutions. The simple to use playGo lets users skip the complex set-up of competitive systems (there is no software to install). It streams in real-time and can be used in as many as four rooms simultaneously. More information is available at http://www.playgo.us/.
PSoC’s unique architecture of programmable analog and digital resources integrated with a microcontroller delivers a number of important benefits to system designers, including time-to-market, the ability to react to change, reduced components due to integration, power savings, inventory reduction, and supplier consolidation. All of these benefits are important factors in PSoC’s growth story. The PSoC architecture is also at the core of other Cypress offerings, such as the TrueTouch touchscreen solution, CapSense® touch-sensing and PowerPSoC™ controllers for LED lighting. More information about PSoC products is available at www.cypress.com/psoc.
“BICOM’s focus in creating playGo was high-fidelity audio and ease-of-use for the consumer,” said Ekin Binal, President of BICOM, Inc. “The flexibility and integration of PSoC with its CapSense functionality, allowed us to deliver a great product in a convenient and attractive form factor.”
“It’s exciting to see PSoC in this type of technology,” said Gahan Richardson, vice president of Cypress’s PSoC Business Unit. “The ability to integrate multiple functions and features in a single chip is only one of many benefits of the PSoC approach. PSoC also speeds time-to-market, and lets engineers make critical changes at any time in the product life cycle. That’s why PSoC is in literally thousands of devices.”
Cypress는 제품 출시 기간을 단축하고 탁월한 시스템 가치를 제공하는 프로그램 가능 고성능 혼합 신호 솔루션을 제공합니다. Cypress는 높은 전압 및 LED 조명 애플리케이션용 PowerPSoC® 솔루션, 터치스크린용 CapSense® 터치 센싱 및 TrueTouch™ 솔루션 등과 같은 주요 PSoC® PSoC(Programmable System-on-Chip) 제품군과 파생 제품을 제공합니다. Cypress는 멀티미디어 핸드셋에서 연결성과 성능을 개선하는 고성능 West Bridge® 솔루션을 비롯한 USB 컨트롤러 분야에서 세계 정상급 기업으로, 고성능 메모리와 프로그래밍 가능 타이밍 장치 분야도 선도합니다. Cypress serves numerous markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and military. Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.
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