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Cypress's PSoC® Technology to be Featured in Presentation at 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition

Last Updated: June 17, 2008

Presentation on June 23 Will Highlight PSoC as a Platform for the Development of Embedded System Design Coursework and Laboratory Practice Materials

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2008 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that its PSoC® technology will be featured in a paper to be presented by noted authors Dr. Alex N. Doboli and Dr. Edward H. Currie at the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition. The paper will be presented in room 316 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 23 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. 

Doboli and Currie, along with Cypress's Patrick Kane and David Van Ess, will present "New and Innovative Educational Material for Teaching Mixed-Domain Embedded Systems to Undergraduate/Graduate Students."  Their presentation will discuss development of innovative, mixed-signal system design coursework, including teaching materials and methodologies for the co-design of performance-optimized modules for signal sensing, control, actuation, and communication in embedded systems.  Auburn University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor, Victor T. Nelson, will moderate the discussion. 

"Traditionally, undergraduate students have been exposed to mixed-signal, embedded systems in the form of discrete microprocessors and microcontrollers, analog to digital converters, and a range of other components," said Doboli. "The Cypress Programmable System-on-Chip architecture, with associated text and lab books and a comprehensive development environment, now make it possible for students to gain in-depth exposure to mixed-signal embedded design, including theory and hands-on experience, within a single semester and at minimal expense."

Doboli and Currie recently co-authored "Introduction to Mixed-Signal, Embedded Design."  The textbook, which focuses on the PSoC® architecture, is written for upper division undergraduate and first-year graduate curricula and focuses on defining the characteristics of embedded design, embedded mixed-signal architectures, and top-down design. It also presents optimized implementations of these designs. The textbook, and a companion laboratory manual co-authored by Van Ess, will be available from the Cypress University Alliance at booth 217 in the Main Exhibit Hall during the exposition and are also available online at

"PSoC's architecture offers broad support for both analog and digital blocks," said Currie." "With its ability to customize these blocks for specific mixed-signal, embedded designs, this architecture provides students a unique opportunity to design and implement sophisticated embedded applications."

Cypress University Alliance
The Cypress University Alliance is a multifaceted program that helps put electrical engineering and computer science students on a fast track to career success. The program includes a global design competition, comprehensive curricula and a university alliance website providing access to a myriad of free design resources, evaluation boards and online courses. It also includes product donations for lab projects. Cypress's Innovator Design Challenge is a multi-discipline engineering design contest open to all undergraduate and graduate engineering students currently enrolled at an accredited university. The contest's goal is to challenge students to stretch their imaginations as they develop new and novel ways to utilize Cypress technologies such as the PSoC mixed-signal array. For more information, visit the Cypress University Alliance program 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® mixed-signal array, 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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