Cypress's PSoC(TM) mixed-signal arrays are programmable
systems-on-chips (SOCs) that integrate a microcontroller and the analog
and digital components that typically surround it in an embedded system.
A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral
functions with a microcontroller, saving customers design time, board
space, power consumption and from 5 cents to as much as $10 in system
costs. Easy-to-use development tools enable designers to select the
precise peripheral functionality they desire, including analog
functions such as amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, filters and comparators and
digital functions such as timers, counters, PWMs, SPI and UARTs.
The PSoC family's analog features include rail-to-rail inputs,
programmable gain amplifiers and up to 14-bit ADCs with exceptionally
low noise, input leakage and voltage offset. PSoC devices include up to
32 KB of flash memory, 2 KB of SRAM, an 8x8 multiplier with 32-bit
accumulator, power and sleep monitoring circuits, and hardware I2C
PSoC Designer(TM), the traditional software development environment
for PSoC, is a full-featured, GUI-based design tool suite that enables
the user to configure design-in silicon with simple point and click
options. With PSoC Designer, users can code the device in either 'C' or
Assembly language and debug the design using features such as event
triggers and multiple break points, while single stepping through code
in 'C' or Assembly or a mix of the two. PSoC Designer is free and can
be downloaded at www.cypress.com/psocdesigner.
Newly introduced, PSoC Express(TM), software has no NRE, no code,
and is no hassle." You can go from concept to embedded ASIC in one hour
or less. PSoC Express is a free, code-free, visual design tool.
Designers have access to libraries of temp. sensors, switches,
potentiometers, FETs, fans… This tool even auto generates a data sheet,
schematic, and bill of materials. Plus, you can easily port designs to
full-featured PSoC Designer(TM). PSoC Express is free and can be
downloaded at www.cypress.com/psocexpress.
PSoC CapSense(TM) is the future of buttons, sliders, and touch-pads…
economical, reliable, and available NOW." Replace dozens of mechanical
switches and controls with touch-sensitive, on-screen controls that are
simpler, cheaper and more reliable than their mechanical counterparts.
Join the CapSense revolution! This popular and flexible alternative to
pushbuttons will impact the way you work and play! Learn more at www.cypress.com/capsense.
For complete guide to PSoC development tools, access the PSoC Dev. Tool Selector Guide.