PSoC Creator, Cypress, Keil
Cypress and Keil Team Up to Deliver High-Performance Compiler Options for Cypress's New PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 Architectures
News Release from:
01 February 2010
Cypress Semiconductor has teamed up with Keil, the tools division of ARM, to deliver high-performance compiler options for the PSoC Creator IDE for the PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architectures.
PSoC Creator enables engineers to design the way they think, using schematic-based design capture along with certified, pre-packaged peripherals to keep system creation independent of the target PSoC device. It includes free compilers from ARM— the Keil™ CA51 Compiler for PSoC 3 and the GNU GCC-ARM® Compiler for PSoC 5 are both bundled with the PSoC Creator distribution. In addition, the new Keil µVision®4 IDE and Debugger are available for use with the Cypress PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices. The environment has been designed to enhance developers' productivity, enabling faster, more efficient program development and verification. The flexible window management system introduced in µVision4 enables developers to use multiple monitors and provides complete control over window placement anywhere on the visual surface.
For the new Cypress PSoC 5 devices based on the ARM Cortex™-M3 processor, Keil offers an upgrade to the full version of their Microcontroller Development kit, MDK-ARM. MDK-ARM features the industry-standard compiler from ARM and sophisticated debug and trace capabilities that use the advanced features of the Cortex-M3 processor in the PSoC 5 device. For the Cypress PSoC 3 devices based on the industry standard 8051, Keil offers an upgrade to the full version of their Professional Development Kit for the 8051 architecture, PK51. The PK51 kit provides a complete software development solution for Cypress PSoC 3 customers.
“We’re pleased to provide support for the revolutionary new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures,” said Ken Havens, North America Marketing Manager, Systems Design Division, ARM. “We look forward to seeing the results designers can achieve using Keil’s industry-leading compiler technology with these exciting new devices.”
“Offering world-class compiler support was an important objective in introducing PSoC Creator,” said Butch Griffin, senior director of Cypress’s PSoC Tools Business Unit. “We have achieved that through the combination of free compilers in PSoC Creator and the µVision4 IDE support.”