Cypress Joins UPA to Promote Sharing of High-Definition Video Content Over Power Lines in the Home

January 09, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced its membership in the Universal Powerline Association (UPA). As a member, Cypress will leverage its expertise in connectivity and high-definition video to promote the UPA's digital home standard (DHS) for high-speed networking over power lines, which is claimed to be the only power line communication standard currently producing silicon at the data-rate of 200 Mbps.

"We are pleased to have a provider of high-performance solutions such as Cypress bring their know-how to the UPA," stated Eric Morel, Chairman of the UPA. "This addition demonstrates the UPA has the global reach and technological superiority necessary to continue its rapid adoption."

"After a careful survey of the home networking technologies on the market, it was clear that the ubiquity of power lines make them the medium of choice to transport high-definition video data in the home," said Gopal Garg, Managing Director of Video and Interconnect Products at Cypress. "The UPA's standard delivers the fastest, most reliable specifications for solutions that are shipping in volume. We look forward to advancing the adoption of this technology to take the home theater experience to the next level with high-definition video content over the home network."