iPod, iPhone and iPad Accessories | Cypress Semiconductor
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.
AN52927 demonstrates how easy it is to drive a segment LCD glass using the integrated LCD driver in PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP. This application note gives a brief introduction to segment LCD drive features and provides a step-by-step procedure to design Segment LCD applications using the PSoC Creator tool.
AN86233 discusses how to use the PSoC® 4 and PSoC Analog Coprocessor low-power modes and features to operate at very low power levels while retaining essential functionality. Major topics include the five power modes, PSoC Creator™ power management functions, and other power-saving techniques and considerations. Three PSoC Creator example projects are included to demonstrate different aspects of low-power programming.
The CY8CKIT-001 PSoC® Development Kit (DVK) provides a common development platform where you can prototype and evaluate different solutions using any one of the PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, or PSoC 5 architectures.
This development kit is now obsolete.
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™.
CY8CKIT-033A PSoC® 3 MFi (Made for iPod® | iPhone® | iPad®) Digital Audio Development Kit for Lightning™
PSoC Programmer 3.24 or later and KitProg 2.14 or later are required to program the PSoC 4200L device on the PSoC 4 L-Series Pioneer Kit. PSoC Creator installation or the kit installation automatically installs PSoC Programmer and KitProg drivers.
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.