SOURCE: HI-TECH Software

October 01, 2007 12:09 ET

New Compiler Technology Doubles PSoC® Device Memory Capacity

Compiler Cuts Program Code Size as Much as 50%, Improves SRAM Utilization, Prevents Stack Overflows and Increases Execution Speed

SAN JOSE, CA and ACACIA RIDGE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and HI-TECH Software today announced new compiler technology that extends the memory capacity and performance of the dynamically configurable PSoC® mixed-signal arrays. The new ANSI C compiler, "HI-TECH C PRO for the PSoC Mixed-Signal Array," exploits HI-TECH's "Omniscient Code Generation" (OCG) technology to radically reduce PSoC code size. A fully functional 45-day trial version of HI-TECH C PRO for the PSoC may be downloaded, free of charge, at HI-TECH's website http://www.cypress.htsoft.com.

Omniscient Code Generation (OCG) technology examines all program modules prior to compilation, optimizing pointers, registers and stack allocation, as well as eliminating redundant code. The compiler also frees up SRAM and reduces contention for the PSoC device's index register by compiling directly addressable, optimized function stacks for all non-recursive and non-re-entrant code. Since small code size executes in fewer cycles, the new compiler also increases PSoC device performance. HI-TECH's Compiler with OCG technology has been seamlessly integrated into Cypress' PSoC Designer integrated development environment (IDE) for PSoC mixed-signal arrays.

Priced at $1,195.00 U.S. before 31 March 2008, and $1,495 U.S. thereafter, HI-TECH C PRO for the PSoC includes 12 months of free updates and technical support, and a 30-day money back guarantee. Multi-user and educational user discounts are available.

For detailed information on how C PRO for the PSoC boosts PSoC performance go to: http://cypress.htsoft.com/news/071001_NEWS-Cypress%20PSoC-V4_with_images.pdf

To order, visit http://cypress.htsoft.com/purchase/070928_PSoC_Order_Form.pdf

About HI-TECH Software. HI-TECH Software is a world class provider of development tools for embedded systems, offering compilers, RTOS and an Eclipse based IDE (HI-TIDE) for 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontroller and DSP chip architectures.

About the PSoC Family

PSoC devices are dynamically reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays that integrate a fast 8-bit microcontroller with as many as 100 digital and analog functions, saving customers design time, board space, power consumption and as much as $10 in system costs. Designers can achieve far greater than 100 percent utilization of the die by reconfiguring the same silicon for different functions at different times. Learn more about PSoC products at www.cypress.com and receive free online training at www.cypress.com/psoctraining.

About Cypress

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.

Cypress, the Cypress logo and PSoC are registered trademarks and PSoC Designer, PSoC Express and "Programmable System-on-Chip" are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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