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Cypress Introduces PSoC 3® and PSoC 5 Device Selection Tool To Help Designers Easily Customize the Perfect PSoC Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today introduced a new online product selection tool for its powerful new PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 architectures. The Electronic Product Selector Guide, now available at www.cypress.com/go/PSoCePSG, streamlines the selection of the optimal PSoC device based on the peripheral functions a designer wants to implement in the programmable analog and digital resources. As a user makes selections in the tool’s intuitive user interface, the “Results” field of applicable parts dynamically narrows down, displaying the part with the best match first. Once the search criteria are entered, the user can select devices to compare, click on the part numbers for more information, and rearrange the feature columns to highlight the most relevant data.

The Electronic Product Selector Guide allows designers to easily customize:

  • the number of ADCs, DACs, comparators, OpAmps, PGAs TIAs and mixers needed in the analog subsystem
  • the number of timers, PWMs, counters and communications interfaces, including I2C, SPI, UART, I2S, Full-Speed USB and CAN, needed in the digital subsystem
  • the speed, microcontroller core, memory, voltage, temperature range and package in the CPU subsystem
  • advanced features such as CapSense® touch-sensing, LCD direct drive and more.

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices extend the world’s only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform, delivering unmatched time-to-market, integration and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications. The platform is powered by the revolutionary PSoC Creator™ Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which introduces a unique schematic-based design methodology along with fully tested, pre-packaged analog and digital peripherals easily customizable through user-intuitive wizards and APIs to meet specific design requirements.

“This new product selection tool makes it even easier to add the flexibility and integration of the PSoC platform into a design,” said Matt Branda, marketing director of PSoC Platform products at Cypress. “It helps PSoC veterans and newcomers alike to quickly identify the ideal part for a design based on the desired peripheral functions, while also highlighting the unique flexibility of PSoC to solve a wide range of applications with the on-chip programmable analog and digital resources.”

Cypress is planning to expand the Electronic Product Selector Guide to include PSoC 1 devices later this year.

PSoC — Because Change Happens

PSoC devices employ a highly configurable system-on-chip architecture for embedded control design, offering a flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC devices integrate configurable analog and digital circuits, controlled by an on-chip microcontroller, providing both enhanced design revision capability and component count savings. A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions saving customers design time, board space and power consumption while improving system quality and reducing system cost.

The new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures include high-precision programmable analog capability (up to 20-bit resolution for an Analog to Digital Converter) and expanded programmable digital resources integrated with powerful, industry-standard MCU cores and ample memory and communications peripherals. PSoC 3 devices are based on a high-performance 8-bit 8051 processor, while PSoC 5 devices include a powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor. The products provide designers with a seamless, programmable design platform, enabling easy migration from 8 to 32 bits. The robust features of these new solutions dramatically expand the applications and markets that PSoC can address, including automotive, portable medical, industrial and many more. The PSoC 1 family is based on a cost-optimized 8-bit M8C core. More information about PSoC products is available at www.cypress.com/psoc and free online training is at www.cypress.com/psoctraining.

About Cypress

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch™ solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.

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