Cypress’s New PSoC® Creator™ 2.2 IDE Delivers New Components, Easy Component Distribution and Custom Documentation | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress’s New PSoC® Creator™ 2.2 IDE Delivers New Components, Easy Component Distribution and Custom Documentation
Along with a New Component Pack Release, Version 2.2 Simplifies Design and Enhances Collaboration for Global Design Teams
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10, 2013 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced PSoC® Creator™ 2.2, the integrated design environment (IDE) for Cypress’s PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP architectures, along with a new Component Pack. The new software update simplifies and accelerates designs with new PSoC Components™, enabling easy creation and distribution of custom Components, and generates custom datasheets.
PSoC Creator is more than merely an IDE. In addition to a robust compiler and programmer, it allows users to configure PSoC programmable hardware into a custom one-chip solution. It includes a rich library of over 100 pre-verified, production-ready analog and digital Components—“virtual chips,” represented by an icon—that users can drag-and-drop into a design and configure to suit a broad array of application requirements. Developers can download the new software free of charge at www.cypress.com/Creator.
PSoC Creator 2.2 with Component Pack 5 features seven new and five enhanced Components including MDIO Interface, SAR Sequencer and a digital Component pack with multiple Flip/Flops, a Pulse Converter and a Frequency Divider. It also offers a new PWM-based sensor interface Component that connects to Analog Devices’ TMP05 temperature sensors. Components integrate system interfaces and discrete ICs into a PSoC solution, reducing BOM costs and board-space.
“What truly sets PSoC apart from other solutions is not just the flexible architecture of the chips, but the ability to simultaneously design both hardware and software in the PSoC Creator IDE,” said John Weil, Senior Director of PSoC Marketing and Applications for Cypress. “PSoC Components can encapsulate hardware layout, peripheral initialization and the required application firmware to generate a complete virtual IC. This allows engineers to create unique designs that can be optimized for almost any application and then shared and reused throughout their organization.”
Version 2.2 adds easy import and export tools to simplify the sharing of user-created PSoC Creator Components. Customers can generate complete Components and easily pass them to a system integration team. This allows global engineering teams to work on the hardware and software of a particular block, complete and package their design and send to a system integration team. PSoC Creator customers can easily implement Center of Excellence design methodologies throughout their global design teams.
Simplifying project creation, PSoC Creator 2.2 generates complete, custom datasheets for any PSoC project design. Generated datasheets contain system settings, clock and pin details, registers, and Component set-up for each unique custom project. These datasheets are specific to each individual project and greatly simplify documenting the final project.
“PSoC Creator 2.2 with Component Pack 5 enhancements are part of a continuous improvement process for PSoC Creator.” Alan Hawse, Executive Vice President of Software for Cypress. “We’ve now made custom datasheet generation a part of PSoC Creator so that information about a customer’s unique design is more readily available. Custom datasheets, along with our Document Manager, are just part of our focus to put information where the developer needs it, when they need it.”
More information and discussions about these and other PSoC Creator features can be found in the Cypress Developer Community at www.cypress.com/go/community.
About PSoC Creator
PSoC Creator is a unique design software that enables engineers to design the way they think, using schematic-based design capture along with pre-verified, production-ready Components to keep system creation independent of the target PSoC device. Instead of trawling through device documentation and memorizing register maps, users simply lay out the design, just as they would on paper or a whiteboard, and let the tool translate it into the PSoC configuration. With PSoC Creator, customers create designs according to application requirements, not the limitations of the target device. Re-targeting to new devices is as simple as rebuilding an application, so porting designs between PSoC devices becomes a snap, including migrating working designs seamlessly from 8- to 32-bit devices.
PSoC Creator automatically places Components into the selected PSoC device, routes all on-chip signals and directs I/O to the optimal pins. Each peripheral component is carefully parameterized so that the implementation is automatically optimized to fit the developer’s needs perfectly with no wasted resources. The build process generates a consistently-named set of regression-tested APIs for each component that allows the software developer to control the hardware without knowing the underlying register set. Customized designs, and their associated APIs, can be saved in a library for future reuse and easily shared within an organization.
MCUs Can’t. PSoC Can.
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. 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 and reducing system cost.
The flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and even 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. More information about PSoC products is available at www.cypress.com/psoc and free online training is at www.cypress.com/psoctraining.
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 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense touch sensing and TrueTouch® solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous 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.
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