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University of New Hampshire Offers Computer Architecture Course Focusing on Cypress's PSoC® Programmable System on Chip

Last Updated: February 09, 2012

San Jose, Calif., January 11, 2011- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY), today announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is offering a new course highlighting the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip. The course, open to interested students and the community at large (for continuing education credits), is part of the Far View Distance Learning Program at UNH, allowing students to take the course remotely.

The course is entitled: ECE 960 - Computer Architecture: Sensorized, Controllable, and Reconfigurable Generalized Networked Computing. The first class is on January 26, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST and continues on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST . The course will focus on the development of a vital electronics subsystem called GNAT (Global Network Academic Testbed). There are laboratories in the course on in-situ hardware development of PSoC-based vital electronics embedded GNATs. The class will also cover parallel and pipeline processing; associative and stack computers; microprogramming; virtual memory, application-centric computing, cyber-physical systems, ”Internet of Things;” and other current topics.

“We’re pleased to offer this important course to our students and community members,” said Professor Andrzej Rucinski, the course architect and professor. “I believe the principles covered in this course are essential in designing and understanding GNATs. The PSoC architecture is a perfect platform for this subject matter.”

“It's gratifying to see an increasing number of universities around the world continue to adopt PSoC as an integral part of their curricula,” said Patrick Kane, director of Cypress’s University Alliance. “Professor Rucinski has developed a course that will be of great benefit to both current students and to practicing engineers who want to stay ahead of the curve in embedded design.”
More information and registration for the course is available at

About UNH Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Durham Campus of UNH offers fully accredited undergraduate, Masters and PhD. degree programs. The department also leads research in embedded systems, software engineering, electromagnetics, biomedical engineering, wireless communication systems, control systems, alternative energy, image and signal processing, mixed-signal VLSI and ubiquitous computing.  The department’s mission is to providing an excellent educational experience for students and to make available the accumulative expertise, knowledge and experience of the ECE faculty to industry and government.  More information is available at

About the Cypress University Alliance
Cypress's University Alliance Program ( is a multifaceted program empowering electronics engineering and computer science students to develop the skill sets needed to perform in today's marketplace. The program mounts regional design competitions, and offers academic workshops. The university alliance website provides access to myriad free design resources, evaluation boards and online courses.

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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