Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cypress to showcase PSoC 5 architecture and PSoC Creator 2.0 IDE for ARM-based design

DESIGN West 2012, SAN JOSE, USA: Cypress Semiconductor Corp. will demonstrate its ARM-based PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architecture and PSoC Creator 2.0 integrated development environment (IDE) at Design West 2012 in San Jose from March 27 to 29.

The demonstration in the ARM Connected Pavilion, Booth 1127, will show how PSoC excels in thermal management applications. Visitors to the booth can also obtain discounts on PSoC development kits. In addition, Cypress will present a live technical presentation about the PSoC technology on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m., at the ARM Connected Pavilion Booth.

The PSoC 5 thermal management demo showcases how a PSoC device can monitor temperature sensors, provide closed-loop fan control and adjust fan speeds based on the system temperatures, all completely in hardware. Implementing functions such as this in hardware not only offloads processing cycles normally performed by the CPU, but also enables higher reliability hardware-based designs and unique power savings options by keeping the CPU in sleep modes longer. This capability is unmatched by any other microcontroller-based product.

The PSoC 5 architecture integrates a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core with high-precision programmable analog including 12- to 20-bit ADCs, digital logic libraries full of drop-in peripherals, best-in-class power management and rich connectivity resources. The PSoC Creator 2.0 IDE introduces a unique schematic-based design methodology along with fully tested, pre-packaged analog and digital peripherals. Users can easily customize peripherals or build completely new functional capabilities with PSoC Creator. Further, intuitive APIs help to initialize components without hours of reading manuals.

“We’re pleased to showcase the PSoC 5 architecture in conjunction with ARM at Design West,” said Jim Davis, senior product marketing manager of Platform PSoC for Cypress. “PSoC offers a unique implementation of the popular and powerful ARM-Cortex-M3 processor. We offer designers the ability to essentially build their own custom ARM-based MCUs with the peripheral functionality they need, all based on a highly-flexible programmable analog and digital architecture.”

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