Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) introduced a new evaluation kit for its fast-growing PSoC® mixed-signal arrays. The new CY3209 ExpressEVK includes four different PSoC devices and gives designers an easy to use platform to try a multitude of designs.
The CY3209 ExpressEVK includes four sections, each of which contains a separate PSoC device. The sections can all be networked together easily via I2C interfaces to test numerous combinations of functions using the PSoC Express(TM) visual embedded design tool. The new kit offers hardware, software and design examples to help designers implement a variety of functions, including:
- PSoC CapSense(TM) capacitive touch interfaces
- Wireless communication
- “Drag and drop” USB programming
- LCD and LED control
- Accelerometer, tilt or drop sensing
- Voltage monitoring
“This new board is an improvement of a popular evaluation we offered to attendees of a recent worldwide workshop series,” said Geoff Charubin, vice president of Global Marketing and Applications for Cypress. “We have included additional features and functions to produce the CY3209 ExpressEVK, which demonstrates the ease-of-use and power of the PSoC architecture and PSoC Express.”
Price and Availability
The kit is available for purchase on the “Online Store” and through authorized distributor partners, including Future, Arrow, Avnet, Digikey, Mouser, P&S, and MSC. It costs $129.99.
PSoC — Because Change Happens
PSoC devices employ a highly configurable system-on-chip architecture for embedded control design, offering a flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC devices integrate configurable analog and digital circuits, controlled by an on-chip microcontroller, providing both enhanced design revision capability and component count savings. They include up to 32 Kbytes of Flash memory, 2 Kbytes of SRAM, an 8×8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator, power and sleep monitoring circuits, and hardware I2C communications.
The flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and in the field. The unique PSoC flexibility shortens design cycle time and allows for late-breaking feature enhancements. All PSoC devices are also dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to morph internal resources on-the-fly, utilizing fewer components to perform a given task.
Easy to use development tools enable designers to select configurable library elements for 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.
A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions saving customers design time, board space and power consumption while improving system quality. Customers can save as much as $10 in system costs.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value.” Cypress offerings include the PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip(TM), USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB(TM) radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge(TM) and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY.
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