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MEDIA ALERT: Cypress MagSense™ Inductive-Sensing Solution Now Available

Last Updated: April 21, 2020

PSoC® 4700S MCUs and Evaluation Kit Support Next-generation UIs and Industrial Designs

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 18, 2018—Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY), the embedded solutions leader, today announced production availability of the PSoC® 4700S series of microcontrollers (MCUs) that use MagSense™ inductive sensing technology for contactless metal sensing. The series also incorporates Cypress’ industry-leading CapSense® capacitive-sensing technology, empowering consumer, industrial, and automotive product developers to create sleek, state-of-the-art designs using metals and other materials. The highly-integrated MCUs enable cost-efficient system designs by reducing bill-of-material costs and provide superior noise immunity for reliable operation, even in extreme environmental conditions. More information on the PSoC 4700S series is available at

Cypress also announced availability of the new CY8CKIT-148 PSoC 4700S Inductive Sensing Evaluation Kit, a low-cost hardware platform that enables design and debug of the MCUs. The kit includes MagSense inductive-sensing buttons and a proximity sensor, as well as an FPC connector to evaluate various coils, such as a rotary encoder. The PSoC 4700S series is supported in Cypress’ PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE), which allows users to drag and drop production-ready hardware blocks, including the MagSense inductive sensing capability, into a design and configure them easily via a simple graphical user interface.

The PSoC 4700S MCUs integrate:

  • a 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M0+ core
  • up to 32KB Flash and 4KB SRAM
  • 36 GPIOs
  • 7 programmable analog blocks
  • 7 programmable digital blocks
  • support for up to 16 sensors, enabling implementation of buttons, linear and rotary encoders, and proximity sensing.


The CY8CKIT-148 PSoC 4700S Inductive Sensing Evaluation Kit is available for $49 at the Cypress online store and from select distributors. More information on the kit, the PSoC 4700S series and MagSense inductive sensing is available at

Cypress CY8CKIT-148 Inductive Sensing Evaluation Kit

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