Cypress Offers Multiple Training and Information Resources on Revolutionary New PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 Platform

Videos at Detail Development Kits and Architectures of New Programmable System-on-Chip Platform and PSoC Creator™ IDE

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 13, 2009 — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) has recently published several videos about the new PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architectures. The videos, all of which are available at, deliver a wide range of information about the new offerings, including details on the new PSoC 3 FirstTouch™ Starter Kit and on the new PSoC Creator™ integrated development environment (IDE).

  • Announcing PSoC 3 and PSoC 5

This short, introductory video gives a high-level overview of the PSoC platform, including interviews with Cypress CEO T.J. Rodgers, ARM® Director of Enterprise and Embedded Solutions, Ian Ferguson and other experts. This video can be viewed at

  • Exploring the New PSoC Platform

This video shows the features, functions and capabilities of the new PSoC architectures, the PSoC 3 FirstTouch Starter Kit (CY8CKIT-003), and the PSoC Creator IDE. Viewers can get an idea of the scope of projects available to them, and can see how to use the tools to get started on designs. This video can be accessed at

  • PSoC Creator Software and Component Reuse

This video shows how to create custom components in the PSoC Creator IDE. It enables designers to create unique components, and then save them for future use and/or to share with other engineers. Viewers are walked through an example of this capability. It can be viewed at

  • New PSoC Development Kit

This video explores the PSoC Development Kit (CY8CKIT-001) that can be used to develop and evaluate PSoC 1, PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 applications. The video shows how to use the new kit, and walks through one of the many available example designs. It can be seen at

“There’s no better way to teach engineers about our new PSoC architectures and software than short, to-the-point videos,” said Gahan Richardson, vice president of PSoC Platform products at Cypress. “These videos are a great place to start learning, and we intend to produce many more.”

In addition to these newly released videos, four on-demand training modules are available to provide engineers with in-depth training on the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures as well as the PSoC Creator software design flow. These introductory training modules teach engineers how to take advantage of the high-precision analog, programmable digital and high performance cores and CPU subsystems through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. All four of these modules utilize the PSoC Development Kit and can be taken at:

About PSoC 3 and PSoC 5

The new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures include high-precision programmable analog capability (up to 20-bit resolution for an Analog to Digital Converter) and expanded programmable digital resources integrated with powerful, industry-standard MCU cores and ample memory and communications peripherals. The PSoC 3 devices are based on a new, high-performance 8-bit 8051 processor, while the PSoC 5 devices include a powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex™-M3 processor. The new products provide designers with a seamless, programmable design platform, enabling easy migration from 8 to 32 bits. The robust features of these new solutions dramatically expand the applications and markets that PSoC can address, including automotive, portable medical, industrial and many more.

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 PSoC® programmable system-on-chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity technologies ranging from its CyFi™ Low-Power RF solution, 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, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, CapSense, West Bridge and EZ-USB are registered trademarks and PSoC Creator, CyFi and TrueTouch are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.


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