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Expanded Programmable Analog Performance of New Cypress PSoC® Device Enables Motor Control and Other Applications

Last Updated: 05/12/2008

Chip's Enhanced ADC and Expanded Flash Capacity
Deliver Complex Processing and Fast Analog Sampling Rate

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12, 2008 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today introduced a new PSoC® mixed-signal array with an enhanced analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for fast analog sampling and expanded 8 Kbytes of Flash memory capacity for complex algorithm processing. The CY8C23x33, the newest member of Cypress's flagship PSoC family, targets applications with rich feature and software content, ranging from motor control, to camera image engines, to powerline communications and more.

The PSoC mixed-signal architecture integrates programmable analog and digital blocks with an 8-bit microcontroller, a unique combination that offers designers unmatched flexibility for a variety of applications. The new CY8C23x33 device features an 8-bit successive-approximation (SAR) ADC to allow a high sampling rate of 375 Ksps. It offers 26 GPIOs to deliver a premium level of configurability to quickly adapt to changes in feature requirements. The device is available in a 5x5 mm QFN package to minimize board space.

"We can now offer a flexible, robust solution for a broad range of applications," said Dhwani Vyas, vice president of Cypress's PSoC products. "We are excited to extend PSoC's trademark programmable analog capabilities to a large segment of new customers."

The CY8C23x33 PSoC devices feature four digital blocks, including two basic and two communication blocks, and four analog blocks, including two continuous time and two switched capacitor blocks. One of the device's digital blocks is a dedicated hardware I2C block that enables fast and easy programmability to reduce design time.

Availability
The CY8C23x33 PSoC devices are now in full production. The CY8C23533 is available in a 32-pin 5x5 mm QFN package and the CY8C23433 is available in a 28-pin SSOP package. For a high-resolution photo of the CY8C23533 PSoC device, visit www.cypress.com/go/PR/photos/CY8C23533PSoC."

PSoC -- Because Change Happens
PSoC devices employ a highly configurable system-on-chip architecture for embedded control design, offering a flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC devices integrate configurable analog and digital circuits, controlled by an on-chip microcontroller, providing both enhanced design revision capability and component count savings. They include up to 32 Kbytes of Flash memory, 2 Kbytes of SRAM, an 8x8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator, power and sleep monitoring circuits, and hardware I2C communications.

The flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and in the field. The unique PSoC flexibility shortens design cycle time and allows for late-breaking feature enhancements. All PSoC devices are also dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to morph internal resources on-the-fly, utilizing fewer components to perform a given task.

Easy to use development tools enable designers to select configurable library elements for 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.

A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions saving customers design time, board space and power consumption while improving system quality. Customers can save as much as $10 in system costs. More information about PSoC products is available at www.cypress.com/psoc and free online training is at www.cypress.com/psoctraining."

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® Programmable System-on-Chip™, 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 www.cypress.com.

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