SAN FRANCISCO — Promising a flexible mix of speeds and configurations, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Tuesday (Nov. 1) released a suite of new additions to its family of USB microcontrollers.
Cypress (San Jose, Calif.) said the Encore III microcontrollers extend the Encore family's performance and flexibility to full-speed applications, while the enhanced low-speed Encore II devices have added flash memory and reduce overall system costs while increasing performance.
Cypress said the Encore family serves a broad range of human interface devices, such as mice, keyboards, wireless dongles and gaming controllers as well as voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) handsets.
"Cypress's USB technology has earned an industry-leading position by offering the best value across a broad performance range, and the Encore family of USB microcontrollers is a prime-example of this architectural flexibility," said Steven Larky, managing director of Cypress's USB product line, in a statement.
All of the new Encore products are available today, Cypress said. The Encore III (CY7C64215) is available in 56-pin QFN and 28-pin SSOP packages, with pricing that starts at less than $1.30 per part in high volumes, the company said, while the Encore II suite of devices is available in multiple configurations and packages, with pricing that starts at less than 96 cents per part in high volumes.