Cypress Introduces World's First Programmable Single-Chip Laser Navigation System, Simplifying Mouse Design and Manufacturing

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 2, 2008— Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) today announced its second generation laser navigation product family, which is the first in the industry to integrate a laser navigation sensor and programmable Flash based microcontroller on one die. The new OvationONSTM II Laser Navigation System-on-Chip features the superior surface tracking performance and low-power consumption of Cypresss patented OptiCheck technology integrated with a programmable CPU, USB interface, and a highly-configurable power management unit. The OvationONS II devices combine easily with an optical lens for simple two-piece assembly measuring only 8x8x4 mm small enough to fit completely on the head of an AA battery. The integration and programmability of the device combine to greatly simplify customers design and manufacturing processes.

The small form factor OvationONS II Laser SoC is based on Cypresss 0.13-micron SONOS mixed-signal process technology, which delivers low power and high performance. The OvationONS II family is designed to support 0.8V to 5.5V operations, enabling both wired and wireless applications with a single AA battery. The familys flexible architecture, based on Cypresss PSoC® mixed-signal array technology, enables fast-to-market designs and in-system debugging using Cypresss PSoC Designer software tool. PSoC Designer provides pre-built, drag-and drop user modules that allow designers to complete important design elements very rapidly.

The OvationONS family integrates numerous industry-leading Cypress technologies, simplifying design and assembly for our many customers in the HID market, said Norm Taffe, executive vice president of Cypresss Consumer and Computation Division. It offers an ideal solution for high-volume mice and other applications.

The OvationONS II SoC integrates the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) in the package, meeting Class I eye-safety requirements. The device eliminates the need for power calibration of the VCSEL or for optical alignment at a customers factory, simplifying the manufacturing process and reducing assembly costs. In addition, all products in the family share the same pin-out and are mechanical compatible, enabling customers to offer multiple products without changing PCB layout and mechanical system alteration.

About OvationONS

The OvationONS family features Cypresss patented OptiCheck technology for a fundamentally different approach from traditional image capture/correlation techniques. OptiCheck uses a detection scheme that streamlines the signal-processing requirements, maximizing performance and reducing the sensor's power consumption, which is ideal for wireless laser mice. In addition, OptiCheck uses a position-sampling rate as high as 80 kHz, allowing OvationONS devices to have instant response to changes in tracking direction or speed with significantly reduced latency.

Availability and Photo

The OvationONS II Laser SoC is currently sampling, with production expected in the second half of 2008. The family includes the following product offerings:

  • CYONS2000 USB interface targeted at mainstream wired mice
  • CYONS2001 wireless interface targeted at mainstream wireless mice
  • CYONS2100 USB interface targeted at wired gaming mice
  • CYONS2101 wireless interface targeted at wireless gaming mice
  • CYONS2110 USB and wireless interfaces at targeted at high-end applications.

All of the familys offerings are available in 42-pin QFN packages. A high-resolution photo of the OvationONS II Laser SoC is available at

About Cypresss Human Interface Device (HID) Portfolio

Cypresss HID portfolio includes laser navigation devices, wireless transceivers using Cypresss proprietary 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB technology, and peripheral microcontrollers. The worlds only complete HID portfolio offers one-stop-shopping and an unparalleled feature set to enable high precision tracking, superior interference immunity, low bill-of-materials (BOM) costs, higher data rate applications, and faster time-to-market for wired and wireless mice, keyboards, gaming devices, presenter tools, and other simple, multi-point-to-point wireless applications. Cypress's AgileHID wireless protocol uses patented frequency-agile DSSS technology to offer best-in-class interference immunity for a 2.4-GHz system. WirelessUSB technology incorporates the user-friendly KISSBind feature, which enables a user to pair a wireless peripheral to the desired host without using binding buttons, thus lowering customer support calls.

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