ARM Cortex-M3 PSoC® 5 Design Challenge

ARM Cortex-M3 PSoC® 5 Design Challenge

Want to put your ARM and PSoC design skills up against those of your peers?

• Want to present your design directly to Cypress CEO T.J. Rodgers and Cypress’s executive staff?

• Want to comment on your peers’ PSoC designs, holding power over whether their designs get time in the industry spotlight from Cypress and EE Times?

Check out the ARM® Cortex™-M3/PSoC 5 Design Challenge, a test of design skill geared to determine the most innovative and useful designs for the Cypress PSoC 5 architecture. The PSoC 5 solution is powered by the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.

The contest breaks down into four tracks: Best Analog Design, Best Digital Design, Best PSoC Creator Component Design, and the Community Choice Design – selected by popular vote of the Cypress Design Community (

Community members who vote on submitted projects will also be eligible for prizes – and community registrants are eligible to win a free Apple iPad – so get registered now!

Visit now to check out the contest and enter your design.

Here’s how it works:

• Stage 1 – Submit a schematic block diagram and abstract of your idea by January 10, 2011.

• Stage 2 – 100 first round winners will receive a PSoC 5 design kit and will then submit a video of their completed designs, along with a project file created in Cypress’s PSoC Creator IDE. Four winners will be selected – one for each contest category. Winners will receive $1,000 each.

• Stage 3 – The $2,500 Grand Prize will be selected from the four winning designs by an all-star panel of judges, including Cypress President and CEO, TJ. Rodgers; ARM Director of Enterprise and Embedded Solutions, Ian Ferguson; and Brian Fuller, Chief Product Strategist for EE Times.
The robust, flexible, analog-rich PSoC architecture lends itself to millions of possible design combinations. Which ones will the judges – and all of you, the design community – rank as Best in Show?

Get registered now to submit your design and have your say.


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