Cypress Presents Programmable System-on-Chip at SoC Online Conference

10/14/2003 - Cypress MicroSystems Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY), announced that it will be a Gold Sponsor of CMP Media’s System on Chip (SoC) Online Conference and Exhibition to be held October 14-15 at

SoC Online is a free, web-based, interactive conference and exhibition focusing on some of the key market and technology challenges facing the SoC Community in the next 12 to 18 months. SoC Online features an interactive exhibit hall where visitors can chat live with exhibiting companies, ask questions in real time, review product information via web presentations and download whitepapers, data sheets and company overviews.

Cypress MicroSystems will have a virtual exhibit explaining the architecture and applications for its award-winning Programmable System-on-ChipTM (PSoCTM) mixed-signal array with onboard microcontroller. John McDonald, vice president of marketing for Cypress MicroSystems, will deliver a presentation on PSoC, describing its use in a wide range of applications.

About PSoC
PSoC devices are high-performance, field-programmable, mixed-signal arrays with onboard microcontroller for high-volume embedded-control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and automotive applications. PSoC devices integrate programmable blocks of analog and digital logic, a fast 8-bit microcontroller, 16 kbytes of flash memory, 256 bytes of SRAM and a media access controller (MAC).

All PSoC devices are dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to create new system functions on-the-fly. Reusing the same silicon for different functions on different clock cycles, designers can achieve more than 120% utilization of the die in many cases. The PSoC LIN Bus reference design for automotive applications is a good example. The same transistors are reused four times to support the different LIN communication modes; in doing so, these transistors consume less than 10 percent of PSoC hardware resources and less than 10 percent of the PSoC MCU cycles.

To further shorten design cycles, the PSoC family includes pre-programmed, specialized versions for lighting, energy, motor control, communications, automotive and battery applications. Each family member comes with a reference design and extensive application notes to speed application development.

About Cypress MicroSystems
Headquartered in Lynnwood, Wash., Cypress MicroSystems develops and markets Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) devices—high-performance, field-programmable ICs for high-volume embedded control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and automotive applications. Established as a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) in the fourth quarter of 1999, Cypress MicroSystems’ stockholders are its employees and Cypress Semiconductor. The close association with Cypress Semiconductor allows access to their process and design technology, and field sales and applications forces. More information about Cypress MicroSystems and its products—as well as access to over 100 PSoC applications notes—is available online at

About Cypress
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: CY) is Connecting From Last Mile to First MileTM with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch, and core communications-system applications. Cypress ConnectsTM using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including USB, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and DWDM. Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions, and reprogrammable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at

Cypress and the Cypress logo are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. “Connectivity From Last Mile to First Mile” and “Cypress Connects” are trademarks of Cypress. “Programmable System-on-Chip,” PSoC and PSoC Designer are trademarks of Cypress MicroSystems.

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