Cypress’s PSoC® 4 Architecture Named Editor’s Choice Product By Embedded Computing Design Magazine

  Cypress’s PSoC® 4 Architecture Named Editor’s Choice Product By Embedded
  Computing Design Magazine

 Truly Scalable, Infinitely Reconfigurable Architecture with Component-Based
 Design Methodology is Positioned to Challenge 8-, 16-, and 32-bit Standalone

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 17, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that the editors of
Embedded Computing Design magazine have named Cypress’s new PSoC^® 4
programmable system-on-chip architecture an Editor’s Choice Product for the
May issue. The 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. The truly scalable,
cost-efficient architecture delivers PSoC’s trademark flexibility, analog
performance and integration, along with access to dozens of free PSoC
Components™—“virtual chips” represented by icons in Cypress’s PSoC Creator™
integrated design environment. The new PSoC 4 device class will challenge
proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit

Cypress recently announced the first two product families from its PSoC 4
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). In addition to capacitive sensing applications, PSoC 4 targets
field-oriented control (FOC) motor control, temperature sensing, security
access, portable medical, and many others. For more information, visit

"We selected the PSoC 4 architecture as an Editor’s Choice Product for its
combination of flexible analog and digital resources with capacitive touch
technology and the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core,” said Warren Webb, Editorial
Director at Embedded Computing Design.

“We are very pleased to earn this recognition from the esteemed editors of
Embedded Computing Design,” said Bruce Weyer, Senior Vice President of
Corporate Marketing at Cypress. “With PSoC’s trademark flexibility,
best-in-class analog integration, low power and low cost, our new PSoC 4
families can address a huge range of applications for the embedded design

The PSoC 4 architecture offers best-in-class power leakage of 150 nA while
retaining SRAM memory, programmable logic, and the ability to wake up from an
interrupt. In stop mode, it consumes only 20 nA while maintaining wake-up
capability. It has the widest operating voltage range of any Cortex-M0-based
device, enabling full analog and digital operation from 1.71V to 5.5V. The
architecture facilitates integrated, high-performance custom signal chains and
provides both configurable analog and flexible routing.

PSoC 4 leverages the PSoC Creator integrated design environment. The IDE’s
easy-to-use graphical interface enables designers to drag and drop
pre-characterized, production-ready analog and digital IP blocks—PSoC
Components—into a single PSoC device to create customized, feature-rich, and
highly differentiated end products. Cypress’s platform solution—PSoC 4, PSoC
Creator and PSoC Components—simplifies and accelerates the design process,
reduces bills of material, and provides extraordinary system value.

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 Free online training is available at

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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

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.


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