Cypress and Future Electronics Jointly Develop Low-Cost PSoC 3 Development Board Showcasing New Architecture's Ease-of-Use and Fast Design Cycle

13th July 2010
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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Future Electronics today introduced a low-cost development board demonstrating the ease-of-use of Cypress’s new PSoC 3 architecture. The Future Electronics PSoC 3 Development Board shows how developers can leverage the flexible PSoC 3 architecture and the revolutionary PSoC Creator™ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to streamline designs.
The Future Electronics PSoC 3 Development Board features:
• On-Board Debug/Programmer
• CapSense® Touch Pad Interface
• TriColor - Red/Green/Blue LEDs
• User USB Interface
• Power through USB Ports
• Two Connectors for I/Os and Expansion Boards
• Optional CAN Oscillator.

The two Expansion Board Kit (EBK) connectors on the board enable it to work with a growing ecosystem of solution-based expansion kits that Cypress is developing, including segment LCD, CAN and more. Future will also be developing an expansion board for the new Sharp Pixel in Memory LCD with power consumption 130 times lower than standard LCDs of comparable size. More information on the Future PSoC 3 board is available at The companies also announced that interested parties can request free onsite introductory demonstrations of the new development board or half-day, hands-on workshops by visiting or by contacting a local Future account manager.

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices extend the world’s only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform, delivering unmatched time-to-market, integration, and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications. PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 offer high-precision programmable analog including 12- to 20-bit delta-sigma ADCs, digital logic libraries full of dozens of drop-in peripherals, best-in-class power management and rich connectivity resources. The PSoC Creator IDE introduces a unique schematic-based design methodology along with fully tested, pre-packaged analog and digital peripherals easily customizable through user-intuitive wizards and APIs to meet specific design requirements. More information and free downloads of PSoC Creator are available at

“We’re pleased to offer our customers a low-cost entry point to experience how Cypress’s PSoC platform provides the power and flexibility to develop innovative products and get to market fast, said Frantz Saintellemy, Chief Technical Officer at Future Electronics. “We’re also looking forward to providing hands-on demonstrations through our free, onsite trainings.”

“Future Electronics has created another excellent development tool for PSoC designers around the world,” said Geoff Charubin, vice president of Worldwide Distribution for Cypress. “We are excited to see the response for the new board and training programs from customers who have come to trust Future’s strong technical support.”

The free onsite demonstration introduces the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures and features, shows applications development using PSoC Creator software and the Future Electronics PSoC 3 Development Board, and includes a short lab. The free half-day workshop gives participants hands-on experience using and developing PSoC 3 applications through the PSoC Creator IDE and the CY8CKIT-001 PSoC Development Kit. Attendees will learn how to easily implement high-performance, low-power 8-bit or 32-bit mixed-signal applications with an architecture integrating powerful and programmable analog and digital resources. Interested parties can request introductory demonstrations or workshops by visiting:

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