Cypress Announces Clock Generator Support For Upcoming AMD Opteron™ And Eighth-Generation AMD Athlon™ Processor-Based Platforms
Spread-Spectrum Clock Generator Provides Integrated Timing Solution For Desktop and Notebook PCs
SAN JOSE, CA --
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:CY) today announced spread-spectrum clock generator support for the future AMD Opteron™ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon™ processors. Cypress’s Spread Spectrum Timing solutions, including the recently announced CY28330, provide a complete timing solution for the eighth-generation AMD processor-based platforms.
“Cypress’s frequency generator timing solutions with spread spectrum fully support the AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based platforms,” said Paul Cheng, business unit director for Cypress’s Timing Technology Division. “With Cypress’s EMI reduction technology, the CY28330 enables our customers to cut their overall system cost and shorten development cycle time.”
Cypress offers a broad line of applications-specific and field programmable clock generators. These clock generators are widely used in PCs, printers, set-top boxes, high-end workstations and communications systems. Application-specific products offer an optimal level of integration that delivers the best performance at low system cost. Field programmable solutions allow designers to customize the configuration they need with short time-to-market and easy inventory management.
The AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based platforms also allow flexibility, for both IT Managers and software developers wishing to implement 64-bit instruction set capability, while maintaining full compatibility with 32-bit applications.
“The collaboration of AMD and Cypress Semiconductor provides innovative solutions for our shared customers,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, AMD. “Cypress’s Spread Spectrum Timing solution and the upcoming AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon platforms are great examples of products that can offer a high degree of technical invention and improved performance for end-users.”
Cypress Semiconductor is “Driving the Communications Revolution”™ with high-performance integrated circuits for network infrastructure and access equipment. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, the company designs and manufactures solutions targeted across wireless and wireline communications. Cypress supports a wide range of industry standards, such as SONET (OC-48, OC-192 and OC-768), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), InfiniBand™ and Gigabit Ethernet. The company’s communications product lines include programmable high-speed physical layer devices (PHYs), wirespeed network search engines (NSEs) and network coprocessors (NCPs), and datapath switching elements (DSEs). Cypress is also the industry’s leader in communications timing solutions, networking-optimized communications memories and personal connectivity solutions, such as USB and Bluetooth.
Cypress is a leader in pure optical and optoelectronic technologies designed to push network transmissions to higher performance levels and to satisfy the increasing demand for network bandwidth. With a focus on emerging communications applications, Cypress aims to become the preferred silicon supplier for network infrastructure solutions and for every network data stream to pass through at least one Cypress IC.
Cypress employs 4,000 people worldwide. Its shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CY. More information about Cypress is accessible on the Web at www.cypress.com
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
The AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD’s eighth-generation processor core, which is planned to mark the introduction of the industry’s first x86-64 technology. This technology is planned to preserve companies’ investments in 32-bit applications while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing, as those companies require. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding enterprise applications. The processor is designed to be scalable, reliable and compatible, which can result in lower total cost of ownership. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations include an integrated memory controller, which reduces memory bottlenecks, and HyperTransport™ technology, which increases overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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