Cypress's New $10 PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit Gives Designers Access to Unmatched Processing Power in a One-Chip Solution

NUREMBERG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- Feb 26, 2015 -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced a new, low-cost prototyping kit that gives engineers unprecedented access to design with the powerful 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M3 core in Cypress's PSoC® 5LP programmable system-on-chip architecture. The $10 CY8CKIT-059 Prototyping Kit delivers PSoC 5LP's ability to reduce systems costs by integrating analog front-ends, digital logic and user interface ICs with the architecture's programmable analog and programmable digital blocks. PSoC 5LP also simplifies power architecture design by supporting the industry's widest operating voltage range of 0.5V to 5.5V. The kit, combined with Cypress's free, easy-to-use PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE) and hundreds of available example projects, enables rapid prototyping of designs and accelerates time-to-market.

The PSoC 5LP architecture provides unmatched processing performance with a 24-bit digital filter coprocessor and 24 Universal Digital Blocks -- Cypress's programmable digital blocks containing two programmable logic devices and a programmable data path with status and control registers. A high-performance direct memory access (DMA) controller enables smart peripherals to operate in parallel to the ARM Cortex-M3 core, saving cycles and increasing throughput. PSoC 5LP one-chip solutions are ideal for a wide range of applications, including motor control, digital power management, switch mode power supplies, solar inverters and metering.

"PSoC 5LP delivers unmatched 32-bit performance with Cypress's unique digital coprocessors, such as the Digital Filter Block, for signal processing to create high-order, 128-tap filters with no impact to the main processor in a one-chip ARM solution," said John Weil, vice president of PSoC marketing at Cypress. "Our new $10 prototyping kit gives designers the ability to quickly create signal-processor prototypes that leverage the PSoC 5LP architecture's high level of integration between analog and digital blocks, as well as its processing power."

Cypress is demonstrating the new PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit at the Embedded World 2015 exhibition in booth number 259, located in Hall 5, at the Nuremberg Messe. Cypress is also demonstrating its PSoC 4 M-Series, Bluetooth Low Energy, USB Type-C, 4-PLL clock generator, automotive and memory solutions at the show.

The 4.3-inch by 0.9-inch CY8CKIT-059 Prototyping Kit provides access to all 48 I/Os on the 68-QFN PSoC 5LP device. An additional PSoC 5LP device is provided as a full-featured programmer and debugger with a unique snap-away design. PSoC 5LP also simplifies designs with flexible routing of any analog or digital signal to any GPIO. The PSoC Creator IDE complements the kit and silicon with more than 100 pre-verified, production-ready components -- free embedded ICs represented by an icon -- that can be dragged and dropped into designs.

PSoC 5LP includes best-in-class 0.5V startup with integrated boost, 1.71-5.5V fully functional analog, along with an operating range of 0.5-5.5V. These capabilities open up new applications needing single-cell battery performance and high-precision analog to a world beyond fixed function MCUs. The architecture includes devices with up to 80-MHz clock speeds. Additionally, all PSoC 5LP devices offer Cypress's industry-leading CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing technology for fast implementation of sleek, reliable touch-sensing user interfaces. Designers can add CapSense touch-sensing to the CY8CKIT-059 Prototyping Kit without any external components by simply adding a header to the I/Os, which is shown in a PSoC video available on cypress.com. PSoC 5LP devices are shipping today; more information, including data sheets, applications notes and development kits, is available at www.cypress.com/go/PSoC5LP.

Availability
The PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit will be available early in the second quarter of 2015 via Cypress's Webstore at www.cypress.com/store and through all franchised distributors worldwide. Visit the PSoC 5LP Prototyping Kit webpage for the board schematics, example projects and the user guide.

About PSoC
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 cost.

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 www.cypress.com/psoctraining.

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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 5LP 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 is a trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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