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Cypress High-Density FIFO Powers Ikegami HDTV Camera Control Unit and Base Station

72-Mb SRAM-Based Solution Delivers Enhanced Signal Integrity for HD Broadcasts

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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), the Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) market leader, today announced that Ikegami Tsushinki Corp., the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced high-definition (HD) cameras and production equipment, has selected Cypress’s high-density First-In, First-Out (FIFO) memory for its 3G-ready fiber transmission camera control unit and base station. Ikegami chose Cypress’s CYF0072 SRAM-based high-density FIFO for its ability to buffer HD video frames with enhanced signal integrity.

Cypress’s 72-Mb video frame buffer solution operates as a FIFO with independent read and write ports for fast data transfer. The solution is an effective alternative to standard DRAM-based FIFO memories because of its high density, lower power consumption and heat dissipation, smaller footprint and lower cost. The simple SRAM-based interface reduces implementation and debugging effort, improves time-to-market, and reduces engineering costs.

Ikegami’s CCU-980 camera control unit and BS-98 base station are used with the company’s full digital 3G HDTV portable camera system for live television broadcasts. The systems leverage the Cypress FIFO solution to buffer HD images for progressive-to-interlaced and interlaced-to-progressive conversion, perform frame synchronization with variable delay buffering, and enable sophisticated filtering operations via programmable flags and write-mask and read-skip features.

“We are pleased that Ikegami has selected our 72-Mb FIFO for their newest 3G-enabled camera control unit and base station,” said Sunil Thamaran, senior business unit director for specialty memories at Cypress. “High-definition video is a booming market and our SRAM-based FIFOs provide an ideal solution to ensure signal integrity for these HD broadcast applications, positioning us for continued success in the video imaging segment.”

Cypress’s 72-Mb FIFO delivers enhanced signal integrity and operates at frequencies up to 133 MHz with throughput up to 4.8 Gbps—commonly required for buffering video frames. With the ability to operate in any system that needs buffering at high speeds across different clock domains, the video frame buffers are ideal for a wide range of video and image processing applications, including picture-in-picture and interlacing in HD cameras, scan rate conversion in broadcast equipment, image scanning and enhancement in medical equipment, and radar and sonar in military systems. For more information about Cypress’s memory solutions, please visit

About Cypress SRAMs
Cypress holds the No. 1 global market share position in SRAMs—the only memories that deliver the performance, reliability, and long product lifecycles vital to the evolution of the Internet and mission-critical systems everywhere. Built on more than 30 years of experience and a strong IP portfolio, Cypress SRAMs offer the world’s best speed and power performance and the highest reliability to meet the requirements of the most-demanding systems. Cypress is also the only vendor to offer products in every SRAM category, including synchronous and asynchronous, dual-port, and nonvolatile. Cypress SRAMs are widely used in networking, industrial, automotive, military/aerospace, and medical systems around the world, and the company is working with customers and partners to innovate new SRAM categories that address the performance demands of tomorrow’s Internet and the Internet of Things.

About Ikegami
Ikegami is a leading manufacturer of specialized cameras, image processing and transmission equipment. The company is known worldwide for high quality products for broadcast, CCTV, industrial and medical applications. The professional Ikegami range of products offers a unique convergence of attributes, designed with the latest innovations. Ikegami has consistently created the most advanced products in all image processes, namely image, transmission, processing, recording and display. For more information, visit

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About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense® touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major 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

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