Introducing the new PSoC Analog Coprocessor | Cypress Semiconductor
Introducing the new PSoC Analog Coprocessor
We are pleased to announce a new family of PSoC devices - the PSoC Analog Coprocessor.
Cypress's PSoC Analog Coprocessor simplifies the design of sensor-based systems by delivering a scalable and reconfigurable architecture that integrates programmable Analog Front Ends (AFEs) and a signal processing engine (32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+) that can calibrate and tune the AFE in software. The PSoC Analog Coprocessor enables designs to send aggregated, pre-processed, and formatted sensor data over serial communication interfaces to host processors.
- Features programmable Analog Blocks like Opamps, PGAs, Comparators, ADCs, etc. to create custom Analog Front Ends (AFE) for sensor interfaces
- Introduces the new programmable Universal Analog Block that can be configured as Analog Filters, high-resolution ADCs, DACs, and more
- Includes a 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0+ Signal Processing Engine with a DMA controller
- Features embedded peripherals including Timer/Counter/PWM blocks and Serial Communication Blocks (UART/SPI/I2C)
There's also an exciting new development board featuring the new PSoC Analog Coprocessor!
The CY8CKIT-048 PSoC Analog Coprocessor Pioneer Kit is a low-cost ($49) development platform to create multi-sensor designs. It includes five on-board sensors along with PSoC Creator Code Examples for each type of fundamental electrical quantity:
- Voltage-based PIR Motion Sensor (Zilog ZRE200GE)
- Current-based Ambient Light Sensor (Vishay TEMD6200FX01)
- Resistance-based Temperature Sensor (EPCOS/TDK B57164K103J)
- Inductance-based Proximity/Contact sensor
- Capacitance-based Humidity sensor (TE HPP801A031)
Get started with the PSoC Analog Coprocessor today:
1. Download PSoC Creator 3.3 CP3 with support for the new PSoC Analog Coprocessor devices (CY8C4Axx)
2. Buy the $49 PSoC Analog Coprocessor Pioneer Kit
3. Start your first analog coprocessor design using the Getting Started with PSoC Analog Coprocessor App Note