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Date: 17th Apr 2011

Cypress Semiconductor supports PSoC 3 with new kit and software

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has announced the new CY8CKIT-030 Development Kit for its PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip architecture, along with a new version of its PSoC Creator software tool.

The features of new CY8CKIT-030 PSoC 3 Development Kit includes:
Leverages the integrated 20-bit Delta Sigma ADC in the PSoC 3 architecture, which delivers better than 18-bit effective number of bits (ENOB) performance.
Designed for low power, the kit showcases a 1-microAmp sleep current with the real-time clock running.
It offers built in programming and debugging without the need for an external programming device, and two expansion board ports that can connect to other Cypress kits for additional functionality.
Has built-in CapSense buttons and a 5-segment slider. It includes a CD (with PSoC Creator and example projects) and a USB cable that can both power and program the board.
Designers can buy the new development kit for US$99.

The key features of new software version:
Delivers eighty-seven production-ready PSoC 3 components that have been fully characterized.
Designers can access library of pre-built, pre-tested analog and digital peripherals, which they can use immediately, or can customize to specific design requirements.
This new version also adds features such as improved parameter dialogs, a static timer checker, instruction cache support, automated support case reporting and new error notification tools. Users can download the free software at www.cypress.com/go/psoccreator.

"We recently shipped our 750 millionth PSoC device, almost all of which came from our first generation PSoC 1 architecture," said Gahan Richardson, vice president for Cypress's PSoC Platform. "The PSoC 3 families, along with our 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 PSoC 5 devices, are showing a much faster adoption in the market than PSoC 1 did at a similar stage in its development. We're excited about the reception our customers have given PSoC 3 to date, and we look forward to accelerated growth with the PSoC 3 architecture and PSoC Creator software tool now in full production."

Cypress Semiconductor has also announced introduction of its first USB 3.0 controller, the EZ-USB FX3 targeted at video and imaging, printing, scanning, and a variety of applications that need higher throughput than USB 2.0. The new EZ-USB FX3 (CYUSB3014) device is a flexible peripheral controller with a General Programmable Interface (GPIF II) that delivers a 5-Gbps USB 3.0 data pipeline, a fully configurable ARM9 processor core and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0.
Cypress has shipped over 1 billion devices since 1996.

On its latest development in Indian region Cypress Semiconductor said it extends support for BITS, Pilani through 2014. Cypress will donate new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 development kits and software to the PSoC lab, at BITS, Pilani.

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