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New Cypress $4 PSoC 4 Prototyping Kit Streamlines Upgrades of Legacy MCU Designs to 32-Bit ARM Performance

Easy-to-Use Prototyping Board Accelerates Time-to-Production; Combines With $1 PSoC(R) 4 Promotion and Free PSoC Creator(TM) IDE to Smash Barriers to Entry

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- Embedded system design engineers looking to upgrade their 8- and 16-bit legacy designs to a 32-bit ARM CPU can do so for less than a pack of AA batteries, thanks to a new PSoC® 4 prototyping kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY). The $4 CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping Kit enables designers to leverage the powerful 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M0 core, programmable analog and digital peripherals, and the industry-leading CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing technology of Cypress's PSoC 4 architecture. The kit can be used for both prototyping and production and comes with Cypress's free, easy-to-use PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE), which features hundreds of example projects to enable rapid product development. Additionally, Cypress is offering a promotion on select devices in the PSoC 4200 family for just $1, with no restrictions on quantities, valid until September 28, 2014.

"Cypress has shattered the barrier for entry into 32-bit ARM designs with the most compelling combination of price and performance available in the market," said John Weil, Senior Director of PSoC Marketing and Applications at Cypress. "Our new $4 prototyping kit delivers the industry's most mixed-signal technology per square inch compared to competing boards. Designers can use it to quickly create prototypes leveraging our custom hardware programmability with PSoC Creator. And with our $1 promotional offer on silicon, we are giving engineers added incentive to see the value PSoC 4 brings to their designs."

The 3.59-inch by 0.95-inch CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping Kit provides access to all of the I/Os on these PSoC 4 devices, allowing for fast, simple programming via an on-board bootloader through Cypress's USB-Serial Bridge Controller with a unique snap-away design. The PSoC Creator IDE complements the kit and silicon with more than 100 pre-verified, production-ready components -- free embedded ICs represented by an icon -- that can be dragged and dropped into designs.

PSoC 4 is Cypress's newest ARM-based PSoC architecture, featuring the low-power Cortex-M0 core combined with PSoC's unique programmable mixed-signal hardware IP. The result is the industry's most flexible and scalable low-power mixed-signal architecture. PSoC 4200 devices feature a 12-bit SAR ADC, two opamps, two comparators, four Timer/Counter/PWM blocks, two serial communication blocks, and four PLD-enabled Universal Digital Blocks. Additionally, all PSoC 4 devices offer a dedicated CapSense block for fast implementation of sleek, reliable touch-sensing user interfaces. Designers can add CapSense touch-sensing to the CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping Kit without any external components by simply adding copper tape for conductivity. PSoC 4200 devices provide up to 32 kB Flash memory and 4 kB of SRAM, and they are available in 40-QFN, 28-SSOP and 44-QFP packages.

Availability
The PSoC 4 Prototyping Kit is available via Cypress's Webstore at www.cypress.com/store and through all franchised distributors worldwide. Visit the PSoC 4 Prototyping Kit webpage for the board schematics, example projects and the user guide.

The $1 PSoC 4 promotion is a limited time offer available only on three promotional devices in the PSoC 4200 family: CG7999AA (40-QFN), CG8000AA (44-TQFP) and CG8001AA (28-SSOP). These devices are available via Cypress's Webstore and through distributors Digikey, Mouser and Newark. This promotional price does not apply to any other devices in the PSoC 4 family.

MCUs Can't. PSoC Can.
PSoC solutions bring the flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC to embedded designs without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC integrates configurable analog and digital circuits with an on-chip microcontroller, reducing component count and simplifying revisions. A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions, accelerating cycle time and improving quality while reducing board space, power consumption, and system cost.

PSoC "future-proofs" designs, protecting them against last-minute specifications changes. It enables firmware-based changes at any point in the design cycle -- even out in the field. All PSoC devices are dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to transform resources on-the-fly and to execute tasks with fewer ICs. For more information, please visit www.cypress.com/psoc. Free online training is available at www.cypress.com/psoctraining.

About CapSense
Cypress has shipped more than one billion CapSense touch-sensing controllers, which have replaced over five billion mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, white goods, automotive applications, and virtually any system that has a mechanical button or switch, making Cypress the industry touch-sensing leader. The CapSense portfolio, the industry's broadest and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense proximity sensing can provide power savings by activating an interface only when needed while further enhancing industrial designs by only exposing interfaces when necessary. Learn more about CapSense online at www.cypress.com/go/capsense.

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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 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major 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 www.cypress.com.

Cypress, the Cypress logo, TrueTouch, PSoC, and CapSense are registered trademarks and PSoC Creator and PSoC Components are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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