Cypress to Demonstrate PSoC 3 Programmable System-on-Chip Architecture

At X-Fest, Cypress is teaming with Avnet to demonstrate the PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip architecture. The new PSoC architectures increase performance. The new embedded design platform is powered by the PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment, which 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.

Cypress Technical Sessions at X-Fest

  • Interfacing to an Analog World
    Attendees will see real-world examples of multiple sensor input signal conditioning, and see the important effects that filtering and amplification can have on low level signals. It will also explore the design considerations around analog resolution, sampling speeds and converter topologies.

  • Designing Products for the Human Experience
    This session will teach engineers how to design intuitive, reliable Human-Machine Interfaces with CapSense touch-sensing, low-cost custom segment LCDs, and low-cost USB connections to a host PC. Attendees will also learn how to save power and cost through clever design techniques employed on the new Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 platform designed by Avnet.

  • Powering Xilinx Virtex-6 and Spartan-6
    This session will explain the key requirements of powering the Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs, as well as various techniques in designing a very low power Spartan-6 based system. In addition to seeing the design trade-offs involved in using linear regulators, switchers and integrated modules, attendees will learn new techniques for managing the overall power system, improving energy efficiency, and measuring power consumption in real time using PSoC 3 precision analog capabilities.

X-Fest is a global series of free technical seminars to be held in 37 locations around the world from October 2009 through February 2010. X-Fest offerd practical, how-to training for designers interested in using the new Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 FPGA families from Xilinx. The full-day events will showcase innovative design techniques, methodologies, and implementations as well as reference designs from multiple manufacturers that can accelerate myriad applications from PCIe to video to wireless to embedded networking.

X-Fest Dates and Locations

  • San Jose, CA 6- Oct 2009
  • Baltimore, MD 8- Oct 2009
  • Minneapolis, MN 13- Oct 2009
  • Toronto, ON 15- Oct 2009
  • Rochester, NY 16- Oct 2009
  • Dallas, TX 20- Oct 2009
  • Melbourne, FL 20- Oct 2009
  • Boston, MA 22- Oct 2009
  • San Diego, CA 28- Oct 2009
  • Irvine, CA 29- Oct 2009
  • Austin, TX 3- Nov 2009
  • Oxfordshire, ENGLAND 3- Nov 2009
  • Denver, CO 5- Nov 2009
  • Oslo, NORWAY 5- Nov 2009
  • Tel Aviv, ISRAEL 9- Nov 2009
  • Munich, GERMANY 11- Nov 2009
  • Milan, ITALY 12- Nov 2009
  • Warsaw, POLAND 17- Nov 2009
  • Vancouver, BC 18- Nov 2009
  • Paris, FRANCE 18- Nov 2009
  • Madrid, SPAIN 19- Nov 2009
  • Leipzig, DEUTSCHLAND 24- Nov 2009
  • Antwerp, BELGIUM 26- Nov 2009
  • Arhus, DENMARK 1- Dec 2009
  • Beijing, CHINA 12- Jan 2010
  • Shanghai, CHINA 14- Jan 2010
  • Chengdu, CHINA 19- Jan 2010
  • Shenzhen, CHINA 21- Jan 2010
  • Osaka, JAPAN 22- Jan 2010
  • Taipei, TAIWAN ROC 26- Jan 2010
  • Hsinchu, TAIWAN ROC 28- Jan 2010
  • Tokyo, JAPAN 29- Jan 2010
  • Seoul, KOREA 2- Feb 2010
  • SINGAPORE 4- Feb 2010
  • Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 9- Feb 2010
  • Sydney, AUSTRALIA 11- Feb 2010
  • Bangalore, INDIA 16- Feb 2010

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