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Block Diagram - iPod, iPhone and iPad Accessories
Note: The underlying technology of Cypress’s MFi solutions is compatible with both Apple’s 30-pin connector and their new all-digital Lightning connector for iPhone 5 and other new Apple products. Cypress is currently working to provide full support for the Lightning connector. Contact mfi@cypress.com to discuss your MFi needs.
PSoC programmable analog & digital resources integrate everything shown in light blue below. Click on the colored blocks to view or sample the recommended PSoC Components.

 

The flexibility of PSoC allows you to customize each colored block, or PSoC Component, to meet your design requirements through the easy-to-use PSoC Creator Software IDE.  These Components are available as pre-built, pre-characterized IP elements in PSoC Creator.

Design Considerations

Mobile devices such as portable media players, smartphones and tablets continue to have increasing computation power, more intuitive user interface and captivating displays, network and cloud access, and a multitude of software applications. Endless possibilities await the pairing of intelligent electronic accessories with such mobile devices running customized apps!

PSoC 3 & PSoC 5 gives you the freedom to not only imagine revolutionary new accessories for iPod, iPhone and iPad devices, but also the capability to get those accessory products to market faster than anyone else. Communication with iPod, iPhone and/or iPad (via a proprietary communications protocol as part of Apple's MFi licensing program) has been abstracted in PSoC 3 & PSoC 5, enabling MFi licensed developers to very quickly design unique mobile accessories, from traditional audio products to diagnostics, measurement and instrumentation tools, medical and health and wellness devices, and more!

For more information on Apple's MFi program, visit http://developer.apple.com/MFi.

PSoC 3 & PSoC 5 provides new features and capabilities while reducing the overall bill-of-materials. PSoC 3 & PSoC 5 enables three main functions in these accessories:

 1.  Abstracts the communication protocol with iPod, iPhone and iPad (and associated apps).
 2.  Digital Audio pipe, utilizing the integrated FS USB interface, and programmable digital logic to instantiate I2S and S/PDIF.
 3.  Housekeeping microcontroller for power management, user interface (CapSense and LCD control/drive), IR Rx., and other PSoC functions.


Application Notes

AN52927 - PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP - Segment LCD Direct Drive
Although segment LCD modules are available with inbuilt drivers, these modules are more expensive than segment LCD glass. PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 LP, with its configurable analog and digital hardware, also has an integrated configurable LCD driver that supports a wide variety of LCD glass types. This application note explains how to drive multiplexed segment LCD glass using PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP.

Development Kits/Boards

CY8CKIT-001 PSoC® Development Kit

CY8CKIT-023 PSoC® MFi (Made for iPod | iPhone | iPad) Expansion Board Kit

CY8CKIT-029 PSoC® LCD Segment Drive Expansion Board Kit
The CY8CKIT-029 PSoC® LCD Segment Drive Expansion Board Kit allows you to evaluate PSoC's LCD drive capability using LCD segment component in Cypress's PSoC Creator™.

Training On-Demand

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 101: Introduction to the Architecture and Design Flow

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 102: Introduction to System Resources

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 103: Introduction to Digital Peripherals

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 104: Introduction to Analog Peripherals
This module introduces the analog peripherals of PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices that can be implemented using PSoC Creator.

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 106: Introduction to CapSense Touch Sensing
This module introduces the CapSense touch sensing peripheral of PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices that can be implemented using PSoC Creator.

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 201: Analog Peripherals
This module builds on the previous analog modules (PSoC 3 / PSoC 5: 104) and goes into the details of the analog peripherals of the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices which can be implemented using PSoC Creator.

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Software and Drivers

PSoC Creator
PSoC Creator is a state-of-the-art software development IDE combined with a revolutionary graphical design editor to form a uniquely powerful hardware/software co-design environment.

PSoC Designer
PSoC Designer is the revolutionary Integrated Design Environment (IDE) that you can use to customize PSoC to meet your specific application requirements. PSoC Designer software accelerates system bring-up and time-to-market.

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