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Cypress's PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 Architectures Recognized in EDN Magazine's Hot 100 Products for 2009 | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress's PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 Architectures Recognized in EDN Magazine's Hot 100 Products for 2009

Last Updated: December 18, 2009

Editor Review Highlights Scalable Architectures’ Programmable Precision Analog and Digital Logic
Along with High-Performance ARM-Cortex M3 and 8051-Based MCU Sub-Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 21, 2009 – EDN magazine has recognized the PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architectures from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) in the 2009 Hot 100 Products issue. EDN editors sort through thousands of new products and technologies introduced each year to identify items for the annual Hot 100 Products list. The EDN product review of PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures is available at

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices extend the world’s only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform, delivering unmatched time-to-market, integration, and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications. The platform is powered by the revolutionary PSoC Creator™ IDE, which 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 about the solution is available at

“Echoing the recognition of the EDN’s editors, customers are embracing our PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures for their robust integration of features and revolutionary design methodology,” said Norm Taffe, executive vice president of the Consumer and Computation Division at Cypress. “The architectures provide a scalable platform with high-performance computing power, high-precision programmable analog and PSoC’s hallmark flexibility.”

About PSoC 3 and PSoC 5
The new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures include high-precision programmable analog capability (up to 20-bit resolution for an Analog to Digital Converter) and expanded programmable digital resources integrated with powerful, industry-standard MCU cores and ample memory and communications peripherals. The PSoC 3 devices are based on a new, high-performance 8-bit 8051 processor, while the PSoC 5 devices include a powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex™-M3 processor. The new products provide designers with a seamless, programmable design platform, enabling easy migration from 8 to 32 bits. The robust features of these new solutions dramatically expand the applications and markets that PSoC can address, including automotive, portable medical, industrial and many more. 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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