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Cypress Semiconductor's PSoC 3, PSoC 5 and PSoC Creator

Article-Cypress Semiconductor's PSoC 3, PSoC 5 and PSoC Creator

Cypress Semiconductor's PSoC 3, PSoC 5 and PSoC Creator

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 offer the world's only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform, delivering unmatched time-to-market, integration, and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications, as well as precision analog markets. PSoC 3 devices are based on a high-performance 8-bit 8051 processor, while PSoC 5 devices include a powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor. The architectures offer high-precision programmable analog including 12- to 20-bit delta-sigma ADCs, digital logic libraries full of dozens of drop-in peripherals, best-in-class power management and rich connectivity resources. The architectures are supported by new PSoC Creator software, which introduces a unique schematic-based design methodology. PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 empower designers to create, change and reuse designs quickly and efficiently in software. This enables designers to develop feature-rich products rapidly and cost-efficiently with the ability to accommodate last-minute changes, and provides an easy migration from 8 to 32 bits. The PSoC Creator integrated development environment abstracts away the hardware so a designer does not need to be an expert on the device or the inner workings of peripherals to be programmed. It routes on-chip connections and I/O automatically, and it generates APIs for the peripherals and on-chip functions to ensure error-free interaction from software. The analog capabilities of the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures combine high-precision fixed-function analog, such as a 20-bit Delta-Sigma ADC, with a set of programmable analog peripherals that can be used to implement mixers, trans-impedance amplifiers, buffers, PGAs and more. Each Universal Digital Block in the architecture can perform the function of a low-end processor, can be chained together with other UDBs to enable larger functions, or can implement digital peripherals such as timers, counters, PWMs, UARTs, I2C, SPI and CRCs.

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