## So why did the counter stop?

If you go  www.cypress.com you will see a large counter that was counting the number of PSoCs sold.  I say “was” because it has locked up at 1 billion.  Maybe HTML has problems with number bigger than a billion and it latched up, because we are still selling them. That’s right, Billion with a “B”. One of the young guys said,”Man, we must have sold a ton of those little guys (edited for a PG-13 market)”. Well actually here is a table of PSoC weights.

 PSoC Package Weight (grams) Number ICs per Ton 8PDIP 0.5712 1,587,937 20PDIP 1.4600 621,254 28PDIP 2.0090 451,484 48PDIP 7.4610 121,570 20SSOP 0.1632 5,556,417 28SSOP 0.2259 4,015,360 20SOIC 0.5424 1,672,191 28SOIC 0.7960 1,139,556 56SSOP 0.7089 1,279,543 48SSOP 0.6162 1,471,877
At an average of 1.8 million per ton, we have sold about 556 tons of the little “guys”.

Another said, “Ton!?! Heck it’s more like a dump truck”.  Well if a dump truck holds 12 cubic yards and a cubic yard weighs about 0.84 tons, then the table below holds true.

 PSoC Package Weight (grams) Number ICs in a dump truck 8PDIP 0.5712 16,052,136 20PDIP 1.4600 6,280,124 28PDIP 2.0090 4,563,953 48PDIP 7.4610 1,228,922 20SSOP 0.1632 56,168,707 28SSOP 0.2259 40,590,463 20SOIC 0.5424 16,903,838 28SOIC 0.7960 11,519,543 56SSOP 0.7089 12,934,642 48SSOP 0.6162 14,878,911

With an average of 18 million per dump truck that works out to about 56 dump trucks.  (This exercise was actually for a sub class of dump trucks that haul manure. Again, the PG-13 thing.)

So when do we get to 100 “dump trucks” of PSoCs?

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