New Low-Cost PSoC® 4 S-Series Delivers the Peripherals and Performance Required by 8-/16-Bit Platforms, Including the World's Most Reliable, Lowest-Power Capacitive Sensing SolutionNUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 23, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today introduced a new series from its PSoC® 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture that completes its platform for seamless migration of 8- and 16-bit MCU-based embedded systems to 32-bit ARM® platforms. Engineers have had limited options to upgrade to the performance and flexibility of 32-bit ARM-based products that also offer the ease of use and broad array of features found in 8-bit products. With the new PSoC 4 S-Series, Cypress offers the broadest portfolio of 32-bit ARM Cortex®-M0 and Cortex®-M0+ products with accompanying on-chip resources for engineers to complete new designs. The PSoC 4 S-Series devices are ideal for a broad range of industrial systems, wearable electronics, home appliances and consumer applications, leveraging the ease-of-use and flexibility of the PSoC architecture to quickly design new products and accommodate last-minute feature changes.
PSoC 4 S-Series integrates an ARM Cortex-M0+, 16KB to 64KB flash memory, up to 36 general purpose I/Os and Cypress's industry-leading CapSense® capacitive-sensing technology. The series marks the debut of the fourth generation of CapSense, which consumes half the power of the previous generation and enables the world's most reliable and differentiated user interfaces, as well as contactless, capacitive-sensing solutions such as liquid level sensing. The series includes options that are cost-competitive with 8- and 16-bit products, while providing engineers with 9 programmable analog blocks and 7 programmable digital blocks to create new, differentiating features. PSoC 4 S-Series, and the scalable PSoC 4 architecture, are complemented by Cypress's easy-to-use PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE), which simplifies system design and accelerates time-to-market by enabling concurrent hardware and firmware design. More information on the PSoC 4 portfolio is available at http://www.cypress.com/PSoC4.
"With PSoC 4 S-Series, Cypress's PSoC 4 portfolio now delivers a complete portfolio of solutions from 8KB to 256KB flash, and priced between 25 cents and three dollars, that replace 8- and 16-bit MCU-based products and allow for seamless migration to a 32-bit ARM platform," said John Weil, vice president of MCU marketing at Cypress. "The PSoC 4 platform enables design engineers to select an optimal mix of on-chip programmable analog and digital blocks for their products, along with the added differentiation of our industry-leading CapSense technology for elegant and durable user interfaces."
PSoC 4 S-Series includes up to 36 CapSense I/Os to implement buttons, sliders and proximity sensors. Cypress's fourth generation CapSense features a low average current consumption of 3 μA per sensor. With a robust Signal-to-Noise Ratio greater than 300:1, it enables home appliance designs to pass IEC 610001 standards on electromagnetic compatibility by delivering robust noise immunity and liquid tolerance three times stronger than previous CapSense solutions.
The PSoC 4 S-Series provides 9 programmable analog blocks including up to 2 high-performance opamps, 2 current-output digital-to-analog converters (IDACs), up to 4 low-power comparators and up to 2 analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). Its 7 programmable digital blocks include 5 timer/counter/PWM blocks and 2 serial communication blocks. Additionally, PSoC 4 S-Series includes 16 Smart I/Os™, providing a programmable interconnect and routing subsystem that can be configured in the PSoC Creator IDE to implement pin-level Boolean operations on input and output signals, even when the device is in deep sleep. Together with PSoC Components—free embedded ICs represented by an icon in PSoC Creator, the IDE enables rapid prototyping of end applications while minimizing PCB spins and firmware changes that are typically required.
Cypress is demonstrating PSoC 4 S-Series and its full PSoC and MCU portfolio, along with its automotive, Bluetooth Low Energy, USB-C and memory solutions, at the Embedded World 2016 exhibition in booth number 148, located in Hall 4A, at the Nuremberg Messe in Germany.
PSoC 4 S-Series devices are currently sampling with production expected in the first quarter of 2016. Parts with a 10-bit single-slope ADC will be available in 25-ball WLCSP, 24-pin QFN, 32-pin QFN and 48-pin TQFP packages, while parts with a 10-bit single-slope ADC and a 12-bit SAR ADC will be available in 36-ball WLCSP, 32-pin QFN, 40-pin QFN, 48-pin TQFP packages from Cypress and its authorized distributors. Learn more about the PSoC 4 portfolio at www.cypress.com/PSoC4.
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/training.
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/capsense.
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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today's most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes NOR flash memories, F-RAM™ and SRAM, Traveo™ microcontrollers, the industry's only PSoC® programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing controllers, and Wireless BLE Bluetooth Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to www.cypress.com.
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