Cypress Semiconductor has launched a new device series in its PSoC 1 programmable system-on-chip family. The CY8C24x93 device series is the lowest-power and lowest-cost devices in the PSoC 1 family and has been optimised for battery-powered applications, leveraging a 1.1 µA Standby mode and 100 nA Deep-Sleep mode to extend battery life.
The family integrates Full Speed USB 2.0 with a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), which is intended to help streamline and make the design process more cost-efficient with programmable serial bridges.
The CY8C24x93 PSoC 1 devices come in multiple small-footprint packaging options, including a 3×3 mm2 QFN package. The devices integrate a 10-bit ADC and two comparators, along with 16-bit timers. The combination of the small package sizes and analog resources make the family ideal for integrated, space-constrained system solutions that involve basic analog signal processing, such as data loggers and thermistor hubs.
PSoC 1 devices are supported by Cypress’s PSoC Designer Integrated Design Environment (IDE). The IDE features pre-verified, production-ready User Modules—free “Virtual Chips” within a PSoC 1 device that replace and integrate multiple competitor chips to create custom solutions. Designers can accelerate system bring-up and time-to-market by dropping in user modules to implement a wide range of functionality, including a Full Speed USB 2.0 slave, an SPI or I2C interface, an incremental Analogue-to-Digital Converter (ADC), or a Seven-Segment LCD display.
“Our new PSoC 1 family’s low-power consumption, small QFN packages and intelligent mix of peripherals make the devices a perfect fit for portable data loggers, USB-to-SPI converters and much more,” said Kapil Rai, Senior Director of PSoC 1 Products at Cypress. “Our PSoC 1 devices deliver simplified design and fast time-to-market by leveraging Cypress’s PSoC Designer 5.4 IDE and its drag-and-drop user modules.”
The CY8C24x93 family comes in 8-, 16-, and 32-KB Flash options. The devices also support a wide operating range, allowing full analog and digital operation from 1.71V to 5.5V.