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Block Diagram

PSoC programmable analog & digital resources integrate everything shown in light blue below. Click on the colored blocks to view or sample the recommended PSoC Components.

Design Considerations

The user interface designs in consumer electronics have gone through a revolutionary leap in the past decade, during which Cypress's Programmable System-on-Chip has replaced more than a billion mechanical buttons. Now we are tapping into the appliance revolution where homeowners want sophisticated, elegant and safely operated appliances.

Noise immunity is critical for Microwave’s use interface design. Greasy or wet fingers can cause false touches. High end microwaves also start to carry features such as proximity detection, temperature and humidity sensing in order to improve the cooking performance. Other system functions include Real Time Clock (RTC), LED, buzzer and fan control.

PSoC provides a one-chip, easy-to-use, low-cost system solution with high reliability:

  • SmartSense Auto-tuning = No manual tuning + Better EMI immunity
  • Cypress provides Class B self-test libraries for safe operation
  • PSoC integrates CapSense, analog sensor interfaces, RTC, LED and LCD drivers
Development Kits/Boards
  1. Customer Starter Kit (AEK-CY8C20xx7):
    Provides a development platform for CY8C20xx7/S

Application Notes

  • AN86233 shows how to use the PSoC 4 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.

  • AN93637 shows how to implement sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) for a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with a CY8C42xx device. A code example using the CY8CKIT-037 Motor Control Evaluation Kit is included to demonstrate sensorless FOC.

Development Kits/Boards

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.