LONDON Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is working with Keil, the tools division of ARM, to provide compiler options for the PSoC Creator IDE for the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip architectures. 'PSoC Creator enables engineers to use schematic-based design capture along with certified, pre-packaged peripherals to keep system creation independent of the target PSoC device.
The Keil CA51 Compiler for PSoC 3 and the GNU GCC-ARM Compiler for PSoC 5 are both bundled with the PSoC Creator distribution. The Keil Vision 4 IDE and debugger are also available for use with the Cypress PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices.
A flexible window management system introduced in Vision4 enables developers to use multiple monitors and provides complete control over window placement anywhere on the visual surface.'For Cypress PSoC 5 devices based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor, Keil provides an upgrade to the full version of their microcontroller development kit, MDK-ARM.
MDK-ARM features the 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 8051, Keil has an upgrade to the full version of their professional development kit.
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The PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures include high-precision programmable analog capability (up to 20-bit resolution for an analog to digital converter) and expanded programmable digital resources integrated with MCU cores and ample memory and communications peripherals. PSoC 3 devices are based on a 8-bit 8051 processor, while PSoC 5 devices include a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor.
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