Cypress Announces Arm® Cortex™-M3/PSoC® 5 Design Challenge Winners | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress Announces Arm® Cortex™-M3/PSoC® 5 Design Challenge Winners
San Jose, Calif., May 9, 2011- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), today announced the winners of its Arm® Cortex™-M3/ PSoC® 5 Design Challenge, including Grand Prize Winner, Hendrik Lipka (Jena, Germany) for his “Mixed Analog-Digital Scope.” Lipka won a total of $3,500 for his design which utilizes both analog and digital resources in PSoC 5 to create a low cost, mixed-signal oscilloscope.
Cypress named a total of four category champions (digital, analog, component, and community choice), including the Grand Prize winner. Lipka’s mixed signal scope design also won the “digital” category. In the “analog” category, Kelly Clifford’s (
The design challenge aimed to find the most innovative and useful designs from the millions of possibilities available to designers using the Cypress PSoC 5 architecture powered by the Arm Cortex-M3 processor. A total of over $10,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded throughout the contest. More information about the winner’s designs is available at www.cypress.com/go/challenge.
“The mixed-signal scope combines a full range of analog peripherals, custom PLD logic, CapSense buttons and slider capabilities, with a complex full-function LCD display. It was a great effort to put all of that on one chip,” said T.J. Rodgers, President and CEO of Cypress, and a member of the selection team. “The PSoC in this project integrates 10 discrete components that would cost well over $20.00 if bought separately. Mr. Lipka is certainly a PSoC wizard.”
About PSoC 5
The PSoC 5 architecture integrates a 32-bit Arm Cortex™-M3 core with high-precision programmable analog including 12-bit to 20-bit ADCs, digital logic libraries full of dozens of drop-in peripherals, best-in-class power management and rich connectivity resources. The PSoC Creator IDE introduces a unique schematic-based design methodology along with fully tested, pre-packaged analog and digital peripherals easily customizable through user-intuitive wizards and APIs to meet specific design requirements. More information on the PSoC platform is available at www.cypress.com/go/psoc.
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