A tad more info on PSOC 4, attached.
Sales and product brief and order -
I'm wondering wha this 'x16' in the middle of the 4 UDBs is supposed to mean... And what 'SMX' in the analog section stands for.
If its a $ 1.00 part we could probably assume (with < 100% certainty) that X 16 does
not mean 16 UDBs. Maybe each UDB is a 16 bit element/datapath ?
SMX, got me. Micro Digital C Object..........
I think it means the PSOC line will have up to 16 x UDBs.
with the smallest one having only have 4 UDBs
I don't know, the PSOC 3/5 being a $ 5 - $ 12 part, with 16 UDBs, does not
add up to a $ 1 part. Did M3 core dominate die area of PSOC 5, that would
be unusual I think.
Good article on M0 www.eejournal.com/archives/articles/20100105-cortex/
But The $1 dollar part only needs to have 4 UDBs.
The 16UDB PSOC 4 could cost even more than entry level PSOC5s.
What i think is that the bottom of the line PSOC4 will e the one with only 4UDB at $1 while medium range and top of the linebe priced at $2 - $8 with more UDBs, overlaping PSOC3 and PSOC5 cost.
Therefore a designer with a simple application could choose the lowest priced mcu and then have a choose betwing PSOC3/PSOC4/PSOC5 as his application grows, depending on hes needs of resources and performance.
I think I'm going to order a brand new crystal ball from my earned community points to have all those suspections cleared at once. Cypress will, as other companies have done before, wait for the demands of the customers having placed orders in the k's amount and talk to their engineers. Of course everyone of us would deeply fall in love with a PSoC4 having 24 (or more) UDBs for just a buck. And if it was 2$ we would love it, too! But I think that the pricing is not realistic and competitors with FPGAs are close at Cypress's heels. Recently I was announced an M0 chip with ahhh.... hmmm..., well the basic model seemed to be something rather naked, there was a communication interface and a handfull of programmable pins for 1$. There the PSoC4 is quite a leap into my preferred direction.
I stay tuned
No 10 or 12-bit DAC on the horizon?
And MPEG4 compressor, lets keep this thread rolling :)