Cypress MicroSystems Ships Highly-Integrated, Low-Cost Mixed-Signal Arrays for Industrial Control Applications | Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress MicroSystems Ships Highly-Integrated, Low-Cost Mixed-Signal Arrays for Industrial Control Applications
Devices Combine Low-Power Digital And Instrumentation-Quality Analog Blocks, Flash, SRAM, M8 MCU, Clock-for under $1
LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 27, 2004 - Cypress MicroSystems Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY), today announced production quantities of two new members of its award-winningProgrammable System-on-Chip(TM) (PSoC(TM)) mixed-signal array. PSoC devices are high-performance, field-programmable, mixed-signal arrays for high-volume embedded-control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and automotive applications. The two new devices support cost-sensitive applications-selling for as low as $1.07 and $0.76, respectively.
The CY8C24xxx family-with six analog and four digital blocks-is well suited to motor and motion control applications. The CY8C22xxx family-with three analog and four digital blocks-is intended for sensor applications, including fire and intrusion detection devices. Being programmable, they enable designers to use one standard part across multiple designs. Both devices are highly integrated, greatly reducing component count and overall system cost.
"This new generation of PSoC devices supports a broad variety of new designs at lower price-points while providing designers all the advantages that have made the PSoC such a popular architecture," said Nathan John, director of marketing for Cypress MicroSystems. "Designers benefit from the high-quality programmable analog functions that extend the application reach of the versatile PSoC architecture as well as the high level of integration that make it so economically compelling."
The PSoC CY8C24xxx and CY8C22xxx families of devices are true systems on a chip, with each containing a 24 MHz 8-bit microcontroller unit (MCU); 4 kbytes and 2 kbytes of flash memory, respectively; 256 bytes of SRAM; an 8x8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator; power and sleep monitoring circuits; and a precision real-time clock.
Pricing and Availability
The PSoC CY8C24xxx family is available in PDIP/SOIC, DIP/SOIC/SSOP or DIP/SOIC/SSOP/MLF packages for as low as $1.07 in 10,000-unit quantities. The CY8C22xxx family is available in a DIP/SOIC or DIP/SOIC/SSOP/MLF packages, priced as low as $0.76 in 10,000-unit quantities. Both families of devices are in production now.
A high resolution photo of the PSoC CY8C24xxx and CY8C22xxx families can be downloaded at www.cypress.com/support/link.cfm?mr=psoclc.
About the PSoC Family
Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) devices are high-performance, field-programmable, mixed-signal arrays for high-volume embedded-control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and automotive applications." PSoC devices integrate programmable blocks of analog and digital logic, a fast 8-bit MCU, 16 kbytes of flash memory and 256 bytes of SRAM and a multiply accumulator (MAC).
All PSoC devices are dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to create new system functions on-the-fly. Re-using the same silicon for different functions on different clock cycles, designers can achieve more than 120% utilization of the die in many cases. In the automotive PSoC LIN bus reference design, the same transistors are re-used four times to support the different LIN communication modes; in doing so, these transistors consume less than 10 percent of PSoC hardware resources and less than 10 percent of the PSoC MCU cycles.
To further shorten design cycles, the PSoC family includes pre-programmed, specialized versions for lighting, energy, motor control, communications, automotive and battery applications. Each family member comes with a reference design and extensive application notes to speed application development.
About Cypress MicroSystems
Headquartered in Lynnwood, Wash., Cypress MicroSystems develops and markets Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) devices - high-performance, field-programmable ICs for high-volume embedded control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and auto
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