Cypress's New PSoC® Creator™ 3.0 IDE Simplifies Concurrent Hardware and Software Design with PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP

  Cypress's New PSoC® Creator™ 3.0 IDE Simplifies Concurrent Hardware and
  Software Design with PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP Architectures

 New UDB Editor Streamlines Creation of Reusable Customized PSoC Components™;
   Release Enables Export to Leading ARM^® Toolsets – IAR, Keil and Eclipse

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- September 30, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor Corp.(Nasdaq: CY) today introduced version 3.0 of its
PSoC^® Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for the PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and
PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip architectures. Based on customer
requests, Cypress developed PSoC Creator 3.0 to reduce the compiled code size,
include significant improvements to the integrated firmware editor, and allow
for export to top ARM^® IDEs. PSoC Creator 3.0 expands the capabilities of
PSoC solutions, simplifying concurrent hardware and software design with the
ability to create custom PSoC Components™ using the newly introduced Universal
Digital Block (UDB) Editor.

The Windows-based PSoC Creator IDE includes more than 110 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. PSoC Creator 3.0 simplifies the creation of custom digital PSoC
Components by adding a full state machine diagramming tool for the UDB
datapath, and it allows creation with Verilog as in previous versions. Custom
PSoC Components facilitate designs for diverse global teams and enable reuse
of encapsulated hardware and firmware for future designs.

“Cypress brings silicon quality into our software, running thousands of hours
of testing for every release on every feature to make sure they work in
customer designs,” said Alan Hawse, Executive Vice President of Software at
Cypress. “The new features in PSoC Creator 3.0 – the UDB Editor, export to top
ARM IDEs, and the general editor improvements – are based on input from
customers. Everything we do in PSoC Creator is trying to help the user get
their design problem solved as efficiently as possible – allowing engineers to
design the way they think.” Cypress has a new video of Hawse introducing PSoC
Creator 3.0 available at www.cypress.com/go/3.0video.

PSoC Creator 3.0 reduces the generated code size for ARM M-class processors,
such as PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP, by integrating two optimization tools: the GCC
version 4.7 ARM embedded compiler and Newlib-nano libraries. The new release
also streamlines coding with improved editor functions, including an
auto-complete feature that lets users utilize the dynamically generated
software APIs without needing to open datasheets. Developers can now create
their hardware schematic designs in PSoC Creator 3.0, automatically generate a
full custom datasheet, and then seamlessly export to IAR, Keil, or Eclipse
IDEs to develop firmware.

PSoC Creator is more than merely an IDE. In addition to a robust compiler and
programmer, it allows users to configure PSoC programmable hardware through
schematics, Verilog, state machines, and firmware into a one-chip solution.
Cypress regularly releases new components that leverage PSoC's hardware
programmability to deliver new peripheral functions to existing PSoC devices.
In this way, PSoC Components speed time-to-market while adding differentiation
to end-products.

Availability

Developers can download PSoC Creator 3.0 free of charge today at
www.cypress.com/creator.

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 PSoC 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—including migrating working designs seamlessly from 8- to
32-bit devices—is easy.

PSoC Creator automatically places PSoC Components into the selected PSoC
device, routes all on-chip signals and directs I/O to the optimal pins. Each
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 a wide range of
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 a 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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