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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Company overview

  • Company name: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
  • Foundation: 1982
  • Headquarter: San Jose, USA
  • Key Features:: Memories, MCU, Wireless, PMIC, USB
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Cypress Delivers A Broad

Product line - MCU

Cypress offers a broad portfolio of low-power to high-performance microcontrollers (MCUs) for various markets. They provide MCUs for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets with the PSoC® MCU, Flexible MCU (FM) and Automotive MCU Portfolios. The support is targeting to solve problems for various market needs with the low-power, flexible and high-performance MCUs.

ARM® Cortex® 32-bit MCUs

In the product segment there are several subgroups of Key Features:. A brief summary of the key product features of the different groups is listed below

PSoC 6 Key Features:

  • Dual-Core ARM Cortex-M
  • Ultra-Low-Power
  • High-Performance
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Wired and Wireless Connectivity
  • Hardware Based Security

PSoC 5LP Key Features:

  • ARM Cortex-M3
  • High-Performance Digital
  • High-Precision Analog
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Wide Operating Voltage

PSoC 4 Key Features:

  • • ARM Cortex-M0
  • ARM Cortex-M0+
  • Low-Power
  • Programmable Analog/Digital
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Wireless Connectivity

PSoC Analog Coprocessor Key Features:

  • ARM Cortex-M0
  • High-Precision Analog
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Small Package
  • Custom AFEs

FM4 Key Features:

  • ARM Cortex-M4
  • High-Performance
  • Graphical Display
  • Motor Control
  • Wired Connectivity

FM3 Key Features:

  • ARM Cortex-M3
  • Ultra-Low-Leakage
  • Low-Power
  • High-Performance
  • General Purpose

FM0+ Key Features:

  • ARM Cortex-M0+
  • Ultra-Low-Power 1.65V to 3.6V
  • Energy-Efficient
  • Flash up to 560KB

Fingerprint Key Features:

  • Mobile Authentication
  • Convenient and Secure
  • TrueTouch™ Fingerprint Reader
  • OEM's Custom-Sized Reader

Automotive Microcontrollers (MCUs)

Due to the special Cypress focus on the automotive industry there is a rich portfolio of MCU devices for the dedicated market. Also here please see below key feature list for an initial indication for the right product family.

Traveo II Key Features:

  • ARM Cortex-M7 CPUs
  • ARM Cortex-M4 CPUs
  • CAN-FD, Ethernet and FlexRay protocols
  • AUTOSAR 4.2 software included
  • Best-in-class Embedded Flash
  • Integrated Hardware Security

Traveo Key Features:

  • ARM Cortex-R5
  • High-Security Protocols
  • 2D/3D Graphics Engine
  • Body and Cluster Lineup

HMI Key Features:

  • PSoC 4 Automotive MCUs
  • CapSense Controllers
  • TrueTouch Touchscreen Controllers and Fingerprint Reader

Other Automotive Key Features:

  • PSoC 3 Automotive MCUs
  • PSoC 1 Automotive MCUs
  • FCR4 ARM Cortex-R4 MCUs
  • FR 32-bit RISC MCUs

8/16-bit Microcontrollers (MCUs)

For application not having the need for a 32-bit MCU Cypress is offering a portfolio to support applications with lower compute power requirements as well. Some of them are coming with a programmable logic part which helps to adjust the device to maybe non-standard interfacing needs.

PSoC 3 Products

  • 8051 Core, up to 67-MHz
  • High-Precision Analog
  • Ultra-Low-Power 1.71V to 5.5V
  • Programmable PLD-based Logic

PSoC 1 Products

  • 8-bit MCU Core
  • Analog and Digital Peripherals
  • Configurable Analog
  • Flexible IO Routing

16LX/16FX Products

  • 16-bit MCU Core
  • Low-Power Consumption
  • Automotive Devices
  • Controller Area Network

8FX Products

  • 8-bit MCU Core
  • Embedded Flash Memory
  • 8FX CISC CPU, up to 16.25-MHz
  • Composite Timer

Product line – Wireless Connectivity

Wireless technologies like Wi-Fi for wireless local area networks (WLAN), Bluetooth® technology for content streaming and Bluetooth low energy technology for ultra-low-power connectivity form the backbone of the IoT. Cypress seamlessly integrates all these technologies to provide state-of-the-art, interoperable solutions for consumer, industrial, medical, automotive and other applications. Cypress’ wireless technology is built from intellectual property (IP) deployed in all mainstream application segments and meets the latest industry specifications.

The Cypress product portfolio is not only supporting devices for a single standard but also combo-devices for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as classical BT and BLE. On top of these components there as also MCUs available have the wireless connectivity already integrated. Several components are available with automotive qualification.

Product line – Power Management IC (PMIC)

Cypress’s power management IC (PMIC) portfolio covers a wide range of embedded applications for IoT, automotive, industrial and consumer products. The innovative power management technology solutions enhance the performance and reliability of electronic systems. Cypress power management ICs consume very little low and are highly integrated. These features enable you to design a compact solution. The low power consumption allows you to use smaller energy harvesting devices for battery-free IoT applications such as wireless sensor nodes (WSNs). Additionally, the integration of multiple power management regulators, serial communication interfaces and various features for System Safety Functions also minimizes board space. The Cypress portfolio can be divided into the following sub-groups:

  • Energy Harvesting PMICs

  • Tiny, Low Power Solutions Cypress’s Energy Harvesting PMIC portfolio offers breakthrough low quiescent and start up current requirements that enable compact energy harvesting systems.

  • Automotive Power Management ICs (PMICs)

  • Cypress’s Automotive PMIC portfolio provides stable and reliable power for ECUs, and offers enhanced functionality for Instrument Cluster, ADAS and Body Control systems.

  • Standard PMICs

  • Realize Compact and Low Power System Cypress standard PMICs reduce system power consumption and components area by multiple power rail, software communication interface and high switching frequency

  • LED Lighting Driver ICs

  • Highly integrated, cost effective dimmable LED lighting drive ICs.

  • Voltage Supervisor ICs

  • Simple and High reliability Cypress's Voltage Supervisor ICs provide functional safety system design for automotive, industrial and medical application system supervising system power rail and...

  • Battery Charge Controller ICs

  • High Safety Li-ion battery charge Cypress's battery charge controller ICs realize high accuracy voltage and current control for Li-ion battery charging with wide-input voltage

Product line – Memories

Cypress is celebrating 35 of leadership in the discrete memory semiconductor industry. Since Cypress introduced their first Random Access Memory in 1982, they have built on that pedigree by bringing the best of breed memory technologies under the Cypress banner. Today Cypress offers to their customers the broad range of high performance and reliable NOR Flash, NAND Flash, SRAM, nvSRAM and F-RAM with discrete memory densities ranging from 4K-bit to 1G-bit.

Please see list of supported memory technologies and their key features below:

  • Serial NOR Flash:

    High performance and low pin-count Quad SPI
  • Parallel NOR Flash:

    Highest performance
  • NAND Flash:

    Reliable, High density and Secure
  • HyperBus Memories:

    Highest performance and low-pin-count HyperBus based Flash and DRAM
  • F-RAM:

    Energy-efficient, Reliable, high speed and endurance
  • nvSRAM:

    Fast, access time < 20 ns and unlimited read/write endurance
  • Async SRAM:

    Fast access times (10ns), Low standby currents, High reliability
  • Sync SRAM:

    RTR up to 2132 MT/s, FIT rates (less than 0.01-FIT/Mb) and ECC

Competitive Advantage

The competitive advantage lies in the breath of the Cypress product portfolio. Therefore many product combinations can be supported out of the same supplier portfolio.

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  • Automotive
  • Consumer
  • Industrial