Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) today announced that it will host a free online seminar that explores creating custom programmable solutions using its PSoC Express(TM) visual embedded design tool. The 60-minute seminar entitled “No More Code! Visual Embedded Design With PSoC Express,” will be presented in conjunction with CMP Media’s Electronic Engineering Times on Thursday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.
PSoC Express, the innovative visual development tool for PSoC(R) (Programmable System on Chip(TM)) mixed-signal arrays, is the first easy-to-use development tool that allows system engineers to develop embedded designs without any assembly language or C programming. Using PSoC Express, a designer can complete a project in hours or days instead of weeks or months. With its built-in support for portability, seamless multi-processing, design visualization and a rich content library, designs can be created faster and with higher reliability using PSoC Express. Interested parties can find additional information and register for the seminar.
Cypress recently announced PSoC Express 2.1. The new release includes third-party development capabilities that allow developers to write modules for specific functions. It also adds many new device drivers that designers can select to easily implement functions within a PSoC device, including 7-segment displays, thermocouples, accelerometers, I2C remote monitor and control devices, distance sensors, and ambient light sensors.
The new software also adds a new level of integration with Cypress’s full-featured PSoC Designer(TM) software, allowing users to complete designs exclusively at a high-level (using only PSoC Express), combine high-level and low-level design (start with PSoC Express and complete with PSoC Designer), or develop exclusively at the machine-level (using only PSoC Designer). Additional new features include user definable pins, memory mapping, a state machine creator, multi-object move capability, and the ability to duplicate and rename circuits.
About the PSoC Family
PSoC devices are configurable mixed signal arrays that integrate a fast 8-bit microcontroller with many peripheral functions typically found in an embedded design. PSoC devices provide the advantages of an ASIC without the ASIC NRE or turn-around time. A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions with a microcontroller, saving customers design time, board space and power consumption. Customers can save from 5 cents to as much as $10 in system costs. Easy to use development tools enable designers to select configurable library elements to provide analog functions such as amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, filters and comparators and digital functions such as timers, counters, PWMs, SPI and UARTs. The PSoC family’s analog features include rail-to-rail inputs, programmable gain amplifiers and up to 14-bit ADCs with exceptionally low noise, input leakage and voltage offset. PSoC devices include up to 32KB of Flash memory, 2KB of SRAM, an 8×8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator, power and sleep monitoring circuits, and hardware I2C communications.
All PSoC devices are dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to create new system functions on-the-fly. Designers can achieve far greater than 100 percent utilization of the die, in many cases, by reconfiguring the same silicon for different functions at different times.
Cypress solutions perform: consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar. Leveraging proprietary silicon processes, Cypress’s product portfolio includes a broad selection of wired and wireless USB devices, CMOS image sensors, timing solutions, specialty memories, high-bandwidth synchronous and micropower memory products, optical solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY.
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