Cypress Releases New Components for PSoC® Creator™ 2.2 IDE, Adding New Functionality to Existing PSoC Devices

  Cypress Releases New Components for PSoC® Creator™ 2.2 IDE, Adding New
  Functionality to Existing PSoC Devices

Update Provides Four Additional Pre-Verified, Production-Ready “Virtual Chips”
To Drag and Drop into Designs, Leveraging Programmability of PSoC Architecture

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 1, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor Corp.(Nasdaq: CY) today released new components for
PSoC^® Creator™ 2.2, the integrated design environment (IDE) for Cypress’s
PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip architectures. The
Component Pack 6 update includes four new PSoC Components™—pre-verified
“virtual chips” represented by an icon—that users can drag-and-drop into a
design and configure to suit a broad array of application requirements.
Leveraging PSoC's hardware programmability, the update delivers new peripheral
functions to existing PSoC devices, speeding time-to-market while adding
differentiation to end-products. Developers can download Component Pack 6 and
PSoC Creator 2.2 free of charge at www.cypress.com/Creator.

Component Pack 6 adds the following new capabilities for PSoC customers:

  *Software Transmit UART: Provides a simple transmit Universal Asynchronous
    Receiver/Transmitter that does not consume hardware digital resources.
  *Emulated EEPROM: Simplifies access to non-volatile memory, preserving data
    without having to add dedicated Electrically Erasable Programmable
    Read-Only Memory to a product’s bill of materials.
  *Segment/Matrix LED Driver: Enables fast prototyping of displays.
  *SC/CT Comparator: Enables Switched-Capacitor/Continuous-Time hardware
    blocks to be used as comparators.

“Component Pack 6 is another example of how Cypress is continually adding new
functionality to PSoC,” said John Weil, Senior Director of PSoC Marketing and
Applications for Cypress. “We take customer feedback into consideration in
planning our new PSoC Components, with the goal of empowering those same
customers to design truly differentiated products that they can quickly bring
to market.”

PSoC Creator is more than merely an IDE. 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 PSoC Components.

About PSoC Creator

PSoC Creator is a unique design software that enables engineers to design the
way they think, using schematic-based design capture along with pre-verified,
production-ready Components to keep system creation independent of the target
PSoC device. Instead of trawling through device documentation and memorizing
register maps, users simply lay out the design, just as they would on paper or
a whiteboard, and let the tool translate it into the PSoC configuration. With
PSoC Creator, customers create designs according to application requirements,
not the limitations of the target device. Re-targeting to new devices is as
simple as rebuilding an application, so porting designs between PSoC devices
becomes a snap, including migrating working designs seamlessly from 8- to
32-bit devices.

PSoC Creator automatically places Components into the selected PSoC device,
routes all on-chip signals and directs I/O to the optimal pins. Each
peripheral component is carefully parameterized so that the implementation is
automatically optimized to fit the developer’s needs perfectly with no wasted
resources. The build process generates a consistently-named set of
regression-tested APIs for each component that allows the software developer
to control the hardware without knowing the underlying register set.
Customized designs, and their associated APIs, can be saved in a library for
future reuse and easily shared within an organization.

MCUs Can’t. PSoC Can.

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 flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by
enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and
even in the field.The unique PSoC flexibility shortens design cycle time and
allows for late-breaking feature enhancements. All PSoC devices are also
dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to morph internal resources
on-the-fly, utilizing fewer components to perform a given task. 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 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 Creator and PSoC Components are trademarks of Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

Contact:

Cypress PR
Samer Bahou, 408-232-4552
samer.bahou@cypress.com
 
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