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Cypress Webinar On March 19 Presents Introduction To Designing With USB In Embedded Systems

Last Updated: March 13, 2008

Free Online Seminar Gives USB Protocol Overview
And Discusses Common Implementation Issues

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2008 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), the market leader in USB, today announced a free online seminar that introduces embedded system designers to development with the USB protocol. The 60-minute webinar entitled "Introduction to USB Development in Embedded Systems," will be presented in conjunction with Electronic Engineering Times on Wednesday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

The seminar will give attendees an overview of the USB protocol and discuss how to choose between various specifications based on application specific requirements. The presenters will also show how to simplify the design process by using Cypress's PSoC® devices and USB software offerings to implement embedded systems with USB.

"USB has become the ubiquitous interface for a broad base of applications, and Cypress, as the market leader, has played an instrumental role in 'making USB universal,'" said Babak Hedayati, senior vice president of Marketing and Applications for Cypress. "This webinar gives embedded designers who may not have extensive USB experience the knowledge they need to add USB to industrial, medical, and other embedded systems. The seminar also leverages our PSoC embedded systems expertise to demonstrate how to simplify these designs and increase their value."

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, USB, 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 and receive free online training 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 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

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