Cypress Announces Third-Party Production Programming Support For PSoC(R) Programmable System-on-Chip Devices

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 17, 2008— Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced RPM Systems Corp. offers production programming support for Cypresss PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip family. RPMs MPQ-PSoC 4 Port In-System Programmer (ISP) simplifies programming of four PSoC devices simultaneously, and multiple units can be linked to program up to 64 devices. The MPQ-PSoC ISP has passed Cypresss qualification process, ensuring it meets Cypresss third-party programming support standards.

The RPM Systems MPQ ISP supports the following Cypress PSoC devices: CY8C20x24, CY8C20x34, CY8C21x23, CY8C21x34, CY8C23x33, CY8C24x23, CY8C24x33, CY8C24x94, CY8C25122, CY8C26x33, CY8C26x43, CY8C27x43, CY8C29x66, CY7C602xx, CY7C638xx, CY8CLEDxx, CY8CTST1xx, CY8CTMG1xx, CY8CTMA1xx. Additionally, RPM will support future PSoC devices as they become available.

Cypress PSoC devices are designed into a huge range of applications, and we are pleased to offer system designers support throughout the manufacturing process," said Rich Moran, President at RPM Systems. "RPM Systems is committed to delivering reliable, cost-effective support for PSoC devices."

"We worked closely with RPM Systems to qualify their high-quality, easy-to-use MPQ in-system programmer," said Jon Pearson, marketing director for PSoC Development Tools. "Cypress is proactively working to have third-party production programming support in place for all programmable devices upon release, and RPM Systems continues to be a worthy partner."

Additionally, RPM offers the pre-qualified MPQ-E2 ISP to support Cypresss enCoRe II USB microcontrollers. For a full list of Cypress qualified third-party programmer tools, visit: www.cypress.com/go/PR/qualifiedprogrammers.

Pricing and Availability

The RPM Systems MPQ-PSoC and MPQ-E2 In-System Programmers are currently available starting at US $499 each. To purchase online, visit www.rpmsys.com.

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, 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.

About RPM Systems Corporation

RPM Systems Corporation produces test and programming equipment for use by developers and manufacturers of electronic products. Product offerings include Universal Serial Bus (USB) peripheral testers and high-speed in-system programmers (ISP) for various popular microcontroller families. RPM's products enjoy an installed base which stretches around the globe and across the breadth of electronics-based industries. RPM headquarters is based in Redmond, Washington, USA. For more information, visit www.rpmsys.com.

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 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.

Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, West Bridge and EZ-USB are registered trademarks, and Programmable System-on-Chip and WirelessUSB are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.



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