Cypress’s PSoC® 4 Architecture Named Editor’s Choice Product by Embedded Computing Design Magazine
Truly Scalable, Infinitely Reconfigurable Architecture with Component-Based Design Methodology is Positioned to Challenge 8-, 16-, and 32-bit Standalone MCUs
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that the editors of Embedded Computing Design magazine have named Cypress’s new PSoC® 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture an Editor’s Choice Product for the May issue. The architecture combines Cypress’s best-in-class PSoC analog and digital fabric and industry-leading CapSense® capacitive touch technology with ARM®’s power-efficient Cortex™-M0 core. The truly scalable, cost-efficient architecture delivers PSoC’s trademark flexibility, analog performance and integration, along with access to dozens of free PSoC Components™—“virtual chips” represented by icons in Cypress’s PSoC Creator™ integrated design environment. The new PSoC 4 device class will challenge proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit devices.
Cypress recently announced the first two product families from its PSoC 4 architecture: the PSoC 4100 and PSoC 4200 families. The PSoC 4100 family, the lowest-cost ARM®-based PSoC, brings PSoC flexibility and integration to cost-sensitive, high-volume applications. The PSoC 4200 family features faster processor and ADC sampling speeds and PLD-based enhanced universal digital blocks (UDBs). In addition to capacitive sensing applications, PSoC 4 targets field-oriented control (FOC) motor control, temperature sensing, security access, portable medical, and many others. For more information, visit www.cypress.com/go/psoc4.
"We selected the PSoC 4 architecture as an Editor’s Choice Product for its combination of flexible analog and digital resources with capacitive touch technology and the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core,” said Warren Webb, Editorial Director at Embedded Computing Design.
“We are very pleased to earn this recognition from the esteemed editors of Embedded Computing Design,” said Bruce Weyer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Cypress. “With PSoC’s trademark flexibility, best-in-class analog integration, low power and low cost, our new PSoC 4 families can address a huge range of applications for the embedded design community.”
The PSoC 4 architecture offers best-in-class power leakage of 150 nA while retaining SRAM memory, programmable logic, and the ability to wake up from an interrupt. In stop mode, it consumes only 20 nA while maintaining wake-up capability. It has the widest operating voltage range of any Cortex-M0-based device, enabling full analog and digital operation from 1.71V to 5.5V. The architecture facilitates integrated, high-performance custom signal chains and provides both configurable analog and flexible routing.
PSoC 4 leverages the PSoC Creator integrated design environment. The IDE’s easy-to-use graphical interface enables designers to drag and drop pre-characterized, production-ready analog and digital IP blocks—PSoC Components—into a single PSoC device to create customized, feature-rich, and highly differentiated end products. Cypress’s platform solution—PSoC 4, PSoC Creator and PSoC Components—simplifies and accelerates the design process, reduces bills of material, and provides extraordinary system value.
MCUs Can’t. PSoC Can.
PSoC solutions bring the flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC to embedded designs without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC integrates configurable analog and digital circuits with an on-chip microcontroller, reducing component count and simplifying revisions. A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions, accelerating cycle time and improving quality while reducing board space, power consumption, and system cost.
PSoC “future-proofs” designs, protecting them against last-minute specifications changes. It enables firmware-based changes at any point in the design cycle—even out in the field. All PSoC devices are dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to transform resources on-the-fly and to execute tasks with fewer ICs. For more information, please visit www.cypress.com/psoc. Free online training is available at www.cypress.com/psoctraining.
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Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.
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