Cypress Expands the PSoC 4 Architecture With Entry-Level PSoC 4000 Devices
Family Offers Low-Cost ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M0 Devices Integrated With
CapSense(R), the Industry's Best Capacitive Sensing Solution
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/14 -- Cypress Semiconductor
Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced a new product family from its
PSoC(R) 4 architecture that offers a low-cost, entry-level 32-bit
ARM(R)-based system-on-chip for quick, simple upgrades of legacy
8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The PSoC 4000 family
delivers PSoC's hallmark design flexibility, along with CapSense(R),
Cypress's industry-leading capacitive sensing technology, to
cost-sensitive and high-volume applications. PSoC 4000 devices have a
truly scalable architecture that enables seamless migration to larger
PSoC 4 families.
The PSoC 4000 family integrates programmable digital and analog
peripherals, for functions such as Timers, Counters, Pulse Width
Modulators (PWMs), I2C and Comparators, to suit a variety of consumer
and industrial applications. The devices are available in extremely
small-footprint package options down to 3 x 3 x 0.6 mm. The scalable,
cost-efficient architecture is complemented by the free, downloadable
PSoC Creator(TM) Integrated Design Environment (IDE), which
simplifies system design and accelerates time-to-market by allowing
hardware and firmware co-design.
"The PSoC 4000 family is the world's lowest cost ARM-Cortex-M0
system-on-chip with the right mix of performance, power and
peripherals to make migration to 32-bit a no-brainer," said John
Weil, Senior Director of PSoC Marketing and Applications for
Cypress's Programmable Systems Division. "There is no simpler way to
design your next-generation product with this robust core and the
added value of a sophisticated capacitive sensing solution."
The PSoC 4000 devices enable touch user interface designs with up to
16 CapSense I/Os that can be used to implement buttons, sliders and
proximity sensors. CapSense delivers robust sensing in noisy
environments using Cypress's patented CapSense Sigma-Delta (CSD)
sensing method, ensuring superior immunity to conducted and radiated
noise with a signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 100:1. Operating
from 1.71V to 5.5V, the PSoC devices are ideal for a wide range
regulated and unregulated battery applications, including single coin
cell battery operation.
Cypress also offers larger families in the PSoC 4 architecture that
integrate discrete analog and digital glue logic to facilitate
high-performance custom signal chains.
The PSoC 4000
family is currently sampling with production expected in May 2014.
Parts will be available in 8-pin SOIC, 16-pin QFN, 16-pin SOIC or
24-pin QFN packages from Cypress and its authorized distributors,
with some parts available for only $0.29 each at quantities of 1,000
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
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.
Cypress has shipped more than one billion CapSense
touch-sensing controllers, which have replaced over five billion
mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics,
white goods, automotive applications, and virtually any system that
has a mechanical button or switch, making Cypress the industry
touch-sensing leader. The CapSense portfolio, the industry's broadest
and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with
the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing
interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not
required. CapSense proximity sensing can provide power savings by
activating an interface only when needed while further enhancing
industrial designs by only exposing interfaces when necessary. Learn
more about CapSense online at www.cypress.com/go/capsense.
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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 5LP programmable
system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive
user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing,
TrueTouch(R) touchscreens and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and
peripherals. Cypress is a 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.
Cypress, the Cypress logo, CapSense, PSoC and TrueTouch are
registered trademarks and PSoC Creator is a trademark of Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their
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