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Cypress Webinar on July 1 Teaches How to Simplify Capacitive Touch-Sensing Designs Through Integration

Last Updated: December 02, 2011

Free Online Seminar Hosted with EE Times Will Explore Leveraging Cypress’s
CapSense® Plus™ Solution to Control Additional Functions and Lower Overall System Costs

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2010 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced a free, online seminar that shows designers how to create highly-integrated capacitive touch-sensing designs with programmable systems. The 60-minute webinar, entitled “Simplify Your Capacitive Touch-Sensing Designs,” will be presented in conjunction with EE Times on Thursday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Registration is available at

Typical touch-sensing designs require multiple discrete components, each of which adds cost and occupies board space. The presenter will demonstrate how Cypress's CapSense® Plus™ family gives engineers more design flexibility through greater configurability and better performance of digital and analog resources for implementing PWMs, timers, communication interfaces such as I2C and SPI, ADCs and more. Leveraging a dedicated dual-channel interface allows a single device to implement multiple buttons and slider interfaces while managing functions such as motor control, intelligent sensing, LED control and more.

The CapSense family is based on Cypress’s PSoC® programmable system-on-chip architecture, allowing for dynamic reprogramming of analog and digital components in minutes. This enables designers to morph internal resources on-the-fly, utilizing fewer components to perform a given task. With fixed-function components, making changes can be time consuming and cause project delays. By contrast, a programmable approach enables designers to implement system changes with no new silicon and without having to redesign circuit boards. The webinar will teach designers how to leverage these programmable systems to accelerate time to market and lower overall system cost.

About CapSense
Cypress's CapSense touch-sensing solution has replaced 3.5 billion mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, white goods, automotive applications, and virtually any system that has a mechanical button or switch, making Cypress the industry touch-sensing leader. The CapSense portfolio, the industry's broadest and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense proximity sensing, with its industry-leading detection range up to 25 cm, provides power savings by activating an interface only when needed while further enhancing industrial designs by only exposing interfaces when necessary. Based on the PSoC architecture and the PSoC Designer™ Embedded-System Design Tool, users complete CapSense designs quickly and easily using pre-configured and verified "user modules" and real-time sensor tuning and monitoring. Learn more about CapSense online at

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. 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. More information about PSoC products is available at and free online training is at

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 flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, 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. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. 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

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