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New Cypress Online Training Website Gives Designers Easy Access To Resources for PSoC® and Other Programmable Solutions


Short- and Long-Form Courses, Live and On-Demand Formats Allow Customers To Match Training With the Time They Have to Spend

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 2008 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) has launched a new online education resource for designers using the company’s PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip devices and other programmable solutions. The new training website includes a series of short, on-demand training modules that engineers can view at their convenience; archived and live in-depth webinars that offer a “deep dive” into selected technologies and applications; and registration for local, hands-on workshops. The resources can be accessed at

“As we continue to rapidly grow our customer base, there is great demand for more knowledge about our programmable solutions, especially from new users,” said Geoff Charubin, vice president of Global Marketing and Applications for Cypress.“ ”This new sites allows us to deliver high-quality technical training to thousands of designers around the world at the time and place that suits their busy schedules"

On-Demand Training Modules
The short, self-paced training modules are offered for designers with varying degrees of experience. Basic introduction courses, software design introduction and advanced mixed-signal design techniques are all presented. The workshops are available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and can be viewed online or downloaded to be watched offline at a later time.

Free Webinars
Cypress frequently presents in-depth, online webinars where viewers can see a deep dive into a particular design topic. Attendees can sign up to view these free seminars live to get real-time answers to questions at the new site. Cypress also archives the webinars to allow viewing at a later date, either online or offline.

Hands-on, in-person workshops
Cypress hosts local workshops around the globe presented by technical staff. These hands-on, full-day and half-day seminars offer designers the opportunity to jump-start their PSoC design skills by interacting directly with Cypress experts. There are four different workshops offered, including “Introduction to PSoC Design,” “Intermediate PSoC Design,” “CapSense™ Touch Sensing” and “EZ-Color™ HB LED Controllers.”

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, USB, 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. Learn more about PSoC products at and receive free online training at
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