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Cypress MicroSystems Ships 10 Millionth PSoC Device
Milestone Confirms Rapid Acceptance of Highly Integrated, Modern Mixed-Signal Architecture in Embedded Designs
"It's remarkable that PSoC has already shipped 10 million units so soon after its introduction," said Jerry Worchel, senior market analyst for InStat/
Erik Wood, Marketing Product Manager, for Parallax Inc., of
"When I ask our customers why they use PSoC, they tell me that its mixed-signal integration provides value across their company," said George Saul, President & CEO of Cypress MicroSystems. "Design engineers prefer simpler designs with fewer components; they also appreciate the faster development time that results from PSoC's automatically generated application program interfaces (APIs), interrupt service routines (ISRs) and the customer's final unique product data sheet. Purchasing professionals are attracted by the cheaper bill-of-materials as well as the benefit of sourcing and carrying fewer parts in inventory. Manufacturing engineers see value in the smaller printed circuit boards that PSoC enables and the improved system quality and reliability associated with fewer components to solder down. Finally, P&L managers appreciate the reusability and extensibility of the PSoC platform of products, which increases efficiency across the corporation."
About the PSoC Family
A true system-on-a-chip, PSoC devices are configurable mixed signal arrays that integrate the microcontroller and related peripheral circuits typically found in an embedded design. Employing easy to use development tools, designers select configurable, pre-characterized library elements to provide analog functions such as amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, filters and comparators and digital functions such as timers, counters, PWMs,
In addition to these configurable analog and digital blocks, PSoC devices include a fast 8-bit microcontroller, up to 32KB of Flash memory, 2KB of
All PSoC devices are dynamically reconfigurable, ena
Software and Support
The software development environment, PSoC Designer 4.1 is a full-featured, GUI-based design tool suite that enables the user to configure their design in silicon with simple point and click options; code the MCU in either C or assembly language; and debug the design using sophisticated features such as event triggers and multiple break points while single-stepping through the code in C or assembly or a mix of the two.
The CY3205-DK Professional Class Development Kit includes a full-speed in-circuit emulator with a large trace buffer, which seamlessly integrates with PSoC Designer 4.1." The development kit includes everything necessary to complete a design with the PSoC family of ICs. The kits also contain all materials for the first four "Tele-training" classes offered on line by
Headquartered in Lynnwood, Wash., Cypress MicroSystems develops and markets Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) devices - high-performance, field-programmable mixed signal integration products for high-volume embedded control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and automotive applications." Esta
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