Cypress Semiconductor

- 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. 

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AN89611 - PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP Getting Started with Chip Scale Packages (CSPs)

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PSoC® Creator™

PSoC Creator is a state-of-the-art software development Integrated Design Environment (IDE) combined with a revolutionary graphical design editor to form a uniquely powerful hardware/software co-design environment.

PSoC Creator - Embedded Design in 4 Easy Steps: DesignDevelopDebugReuse

Introducing PSoC® Creator™ 2.2 The new version of PSoC Creator 2.2 for PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP is now available for all customers. The new software update includes over 100 new features and enhancements, accelerating digital designs more than 80% on average, simplifying analog designs, and greatly improving ease of use. You can get more information on PSoC Creator and download it free at

Brief videos that introduce the new features have been added to the PSoC Creator Tutorial Video library.

More information and discussions about this and other exciting new PSoC Creator features can be found in the Cypress Developer Community at

PSoC® Designer™

PSoC Designer is the revolutionary Integrated Design Environment (IDE) that you can use to customize PSoC to meet your specific application requirements. PSoC Designer software accelerates system bring-up and time-to-market.

PSoC Designer 5.3 is Available Now!
PSoC Designer 5.3 contains eight new user modules and four more with major upgrades. You can get more information on PSoC Designer and download the latest release from

GPIF™ II Designer

GPIF™ II Designer is now available for download!
Add USB 3.0 to your design today with the new, intuitive graphic user interface. To get started, watch the GPIF™II Designer Introduction and the 3-parts tutorial video on designing with the GPIF™ II Designer (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).


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2. Computers & peripherals - MFi (Made for iPod | iPhone | iPad) Accessories


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Cypress F-RAM (Ferroelectric RAM)

Application Notes

Technical Papers

White Paper: Performance and Energy Comparison of F-RAM and EEPROM
This white paper quantifies the overall impact that Ramtron low-energy F-RAM has on the energy consumption and nonvolatile memory performance within a practical system. A comparison is made between F-RAM Low Energy Memory and a standard EEPROM. A simple data collection system that consists of a sensor, a low power microcontroller and a nonvolatile memory is considered in the system analysis.

Ferroelectric Technology Brief
Ferroelectric Random Access Memory or F-RAM has attributes that make it the ideal nonvolatile memory. It is a true nonvolatile RAM. In the past two years the technology has moved rapidly toward its emergence as a mainstream memory selection. This technology note provides a brief explanation of its operation as well as an overview of the technology development status.

Data Retention Performance of 0.5µ F-RAM Products
This document presents retention test data on both 5V and 3V 0.5µ products. Data retention can be predicted based on accelerated testing. The results support the change to the retention specification from 10 to 45 years.

Endurance of 0.5µ FRAM Products
FRAM is also known for its high endurance, a fast write speed, and low power consumption. Endurance is defined as the ability of the device to sustain switchable polarization after many switching cycles. It is one of the critical performance characteristics for FRAM applications. Due to the high endurance of FRAM devices, evaluating the endurance behavior in a reasonable amount of time becomes difficult.
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