SAN JOSE, Calif., May 7, 2008 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced an online solutions library of intellectual property addressing a wide range of applications and functions. The new Cypress Solutions Library website is a free resource of user-generated IP that can be easily replicated for quick, effective design with Cypress's flexible, programmable PSoC® architecture, as well as for designs using Cypress's USB and proprietary 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB™ technologies. The library can be accessed from the "Solutions" tab on the Cypress company website or directly at www.cypress.com/go/pr/solutions."
The Cypress Solutions Library website's IP elements provide complete solutions for specific functions, including capacitive sensing, I2C and motor control. Applications within the library include consumer electronics, automotive, white goods and others. IP elements come in various types: technical documents, software and/or firmware, user module components, and complete designs that include documentation, software/firmware, schematics and layout files. The IP elements help designers speed projects through to completion, both with simple solutions for common design challenges, as well as with tools to address more unique project requirements.
"The Cypress Solutions Library website offers a rich resource for designers looking to improve time to market through IP reuse," said Babak Hedayati, senior vice president of Marketing and Applications for Cypress. "Our customers can now take advantage of pre-existing designs in order to quickly and easily tap the tremendous flexibility of the mixed-signal PSoC architecture."
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. They include up to 32 Kbytes of Flash memory, 2 Kbytes of SRAM, an 8x8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator, power and sleep monitoring circuits, and hardware I2C communications.
The flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and 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.
Easy to use development tools enable designers to select configurable library elements for analog functions such as amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, filters and comparators and digital functions such as timers, counters, PWMs, USB, SPI and UARTs. The PSoC family's analog features include rail-to-rail inputs, programmable gain amplifiers and up to 14-bit ADCs with exceptionally low noise, input leakage and voltage offset.
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. Customers can save as much as $10 in system costs. Learn more about PSoC products at www.cypress.com/psoc and receive free online training at www.cypress.com/psoctraining.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value." Cypress offerings include the PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip™, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB™ radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge™ and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.