Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced a new PSoC that simplifies the design of next-generation, multiple-sensor systems. Based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ signal processing engine, the Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including a new Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can be configured with GUI-based software components. You can use it to continuously monitor multiple sensors, such as temperature, humidity, ambient light, motion, and sound. You can handle future design changes to support new sensor types by reconfiguring the programmable analog blocks.
Cypress’s free PSoC Creator Integrated Design Environment (IDE) enables you to design custom sensor interfaces. You can simply configure the programmable analog blocks by dragging and dropping components on the PSoC Creator schematic and customizing them with graphical component configuration tools. The components offer fully engineered embedded initialization, calibration, and temperature correction algorithms.
Available in a 3.7 mm × 2 mm chip-scale package, the PSoC Analog Coprocessor is currently sampling. Production is slated for Q4 2016.
Source: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.