Many computer designs have used North and South bridge chips on the mainboards for a long time. Cypress has announced a new West Bridge that promises to allow faster movies transfers to external devices like PMPs.
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Cypress claims that its West Bridge solution can transfer a 1GB movie in under 45 seconds. That is a ten times speed improvement compared to traditional MTP implementations. The new module also includes drivers for the popular Android OS making it compatible with many different hand held devices.
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The Turbo-MTP solution is a 2x improvement over Cypress' previous Turbo-MTP 1.0 module. Cypress is also part of the Symbian foundation and works with the Symbian OS and manufactures like Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and NTT DOCOMO. The new Turbo-MTP 2.0 module is in full production.