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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|USB Solutions - Cypress has been “Making USB Universal®” since 1996. Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the most common connectivity solution for PCs and consumer devices today. Plug-and-play, easy to use, and simple to implement, USB continues to gain traction in new applications and market segments.
|CapSense Controllers - Integrated touch-sensing user interfaces are replacing mechanical buttons and knobs everywhere. State-of-the-art products need a sophisticated and elegant user interface solution that works reliably in wet, electrically noisy conditions and complies with rigorous IEC 61000 generic standards for noise immunity and emissions. CapSense technology does all this. Cypress offers a range of devices integrating CapSense with LED and LCD control, sensor interfaces, system monitoring, USB-serial bridging and many other system functions.
|PSoC® 4000 - PSoC 4000 is a low-cost, entry-level 32-bit ARM-based SoC for quick, simple upgrades of legacy 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs. The PSoC 4000 family delivers PSoC’s hallmark design flexibility along with CapSense, Cypress’s industry-leading capacitive sensing technology, to cost-sensitive and high-volume applications.
|CY8CKIT-040 PSoC® 4000 Pioneer Development Kit - The PSoC 4000 Pioneer Kit is an easy-to-use and inexpensive development platform enabling you to create unique designs with the industry’s smallest ARM Cortex™-M0 device, the PSoC 4 CY8C4000 device family. Featuring the PSoC 4000 device family, this kit provides you the power of a low cost ARM device combined with the fully-customizable analog and digital fabric of a PSoC.
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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: Design – Develop – Debug – Reuse
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 http://www.cypress.com/go/psoccreator.
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 www.cypress.com/go/community.
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 www.cypress.com/go/psocdesigner.
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
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.