Fully Qualified Production Silicon for Cypress’s First Two PSoC® 4 Product Families Is Now Available

  Fully Qualified Production Silicon for Cypress’s First Two PSoC® 4 Product
  Families Is Now Available

   New Low-Cost and Low-Power PSoC 4 Families Combine the ARM^® Cortex™-M0

        With PSoC Programmability, Analog Performance and Integration

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 24, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced the first two
product families from its PSoC^® 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture:
the PSoC 4100 and PSoC 4200 families. The PSoC 4100 family, the lowest-cost
ARM^®-based PSoC, brings PSoC flexibility and integration to cost-sensitive,
high-volume applications. The PSoC 4200 family features faster processor and
ADC sampling speeds and PLD-based enhanced universal digital blocks (UDBs).

Additionally, Cypress released its new $25 PSoC 4 Pioneer Development Kit,
which extends PSoC programmability to the established Arduino marketplace at a
price point geared to drive broad accessibility. Cypress also delivered
Service Pack 1 for its PSoC Creator™ 2.2 Integrated Design Environment (IDE),
which provides full design support for the 4100 and 4200 families. These
products can be ordered/downloaded at www.cypress.com/go/PSoC4.

The PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture combines Cypress’s
best-in-class PSoC analog and digital fabric and industry-leading CapSense^®
capacitive touch technology with ARM’s power-efficient Cortex™-M0 core. This
truly scalable, cost-efficient architecture provides access to dozens of free
PSoC Components™—“virtual chips” represented by icons in PSoC Creator—all for
prices as low as $1. The new PSoC 4 device class will challenge proprietary
8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit devices.

“Our first two PSoC 4 device families were specifically designed for
high-volume, low-end, 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit embedded applications,” said
John Weil, Senior Director of PSoC Marketing for Cypress’s Programmable
Systems Division. “There are an almost limitless number of applications that
can benefit from the high flexibility, low power and low cost of these
families. Our team has executed flawlessly to deliver these products in record
time, and our customers are eager to start designing.”

New Silicon

In addition to low-cost, CY8C41XX devices offer enhanced CapSense
capacitive-touch sensing. Combined with integrated, intelligent analog
components including operational amplifiers, low-power comparators, and a fast
successive approximation ADC all on a single chip, the PSoC 4100 family
uniquely addresses the general purpose 8- and 16-bit MCU markets, easing the
transition from proprietary MCU platforms to a powerful and flexible ARM-based

In addition to more processing horsepower and enhanced digital capabilities,
CY8C42XX devices offer best-in-class power leakage of only 150 nA while
retaining SRAM memory, programmable logic, and the ability to wake up from an
interrupt. In stop mode, these devices consume only 20 nA while maintaining
wake-up capability from an I/O pin. The PSoC 4200 family features the widest
operating voltage range of any Cortex-M0-based family, enabling full analog
and digital operation from 1.71V to 5.5V. Its flexible analog and digital
resources make this family the most reconfigurable ARM Cortex-M0
system-on-chip in the market today.

New Software

PSoC Creator 2.2, the IDE for Cypress’s PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP architectures, now
includes support for the new PSoC 4 architecture. In addition to a robust
compiler and programmer, it allows users to configure PSoC programmable
hardware into a custom one-chip solution. It includes a rich library of over
100 pre-verified, production-ready analog and digital Components that users
can drag and drop and configure to suit a broad array of application

The Service Pack 1 for PSoC Creator 2.2 adds full production support for the
PSoC 4100 and PSoC 4200 families. It also includes 12 new PSoC Components
designed specifically to support the new capabilities of the PSoC 4
architecture. PSoC Creator 2.2 Service Pack 1 is available for free at

New Kits

The powerful new PSoC 4 Pioneer kit lets designers discover the capabilities
of the PSoC 4 architecture. It is highly expandable, including connectors for
Arduino™-compatible shields and Digilent^® Pmod™ daughter cards, enabling
customers to pick from a variety of third-party expansion boards. The new kit
also includes a CapSense slider, an RGB LED, a pushbutton switch and more. In
addition, an onboard PSoC 5LP device serves as the programmer and debugger,
eliminating the need for external programmers. The kit is now available to
order on Cypress’s website at www.cypress.com/go/CY8CKIT-042.

In addition to the PSoC 4 Pioneer kit, Cypress will be offering the PSoC 4200
Family Processor Module (CY8CKIT-038) for the PSoC Development Kit
(CY8CKIT-001). It allows designers to interchange different PSoC architectures
to experience the range of performance options offered by Cypress. The PSoC
4200 Family Processor Module kit will be available for order on Cypress’s
website, for more details visit www.cypress.com/go/PSoC4.


Both the PSoC 4100 and PSoC 4200 families are available for immediate purchase
from Cypress and its authorized distributors, with some parts available for
only $1. The PSoC Creator 2.2 Service Pack 1 IDE and the PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit
are also available today.

MCUs Can’t. PSoC Can.

PSoC solutions bring the flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC
to embedded designs without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC integrates
configurable analog and digital circuits with an on-chip microcontroller,
reducing component count and simplifying revisions. A single PSoC device can
integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions, accelerating cycle time and
improving quality while reducing board space, power consumption, and system

PSoC “future-proofs” designs, protecting them against last-minute
specifications changes. It enables firmware-based changes at any point in the
design cycle—even out in the field.All PSoC devices are dynamically
reconfigurable, enabling designers to transform resources on-the-fly and to
execute tasks with fewer ICs. For more information, please visit
www.cypress.com/psoc. Free online training is available at

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 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5
programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in
capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing,
TrueTouch^® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and
peripherals. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, which enhance
connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial
products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM
memories. Cypress serves numerous major 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.

Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, CapSense and TrueTouch are registered
trademarks and PSoC Components and PSoC Creator are trademarks of Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.


Cypress Public Relations
Don Parkman, 408-943-4885
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