Cypress Unveils PSoC 4 L-Series, the World’s Most Flexible One-Chip ARM Cortex-M0 Solution
Cypress has unveiled a new PSoC 4 L-Series programmable system-on-chip architecture. Touted as the World’s most flexible one-chip SoC, the PSoC 4 L-Series comes with a 32-bit ARM-Cortex-M0 core, adding up to 256KB flash memory, 98 general purpose I/Os, 33 programmable analog and digital blocks, a USB device controller, and a control area network (CAN) interface.
Featuring the company’s CapSense capacitive touch-sensing technology coupled with the flexibility of the PSoC architecture, the new L-Series is designed for a broad range of industrial and consumer applications.
According to John Weil, vice president of MCU marketing at Cypress, the PSoC 4 portfolio allows customers to easily migrate from proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs to the industry’s most integrated ARM Cortex-M0 System-on-Chip. Weil said in a statement:
The PSoC 4 L-Series introduces new capabilities such as dual-mutual CapSense blocks with up to 94 channels for large, capacitive-touch home appliance applications and USB and programmable digital blocks to create bit-perfect digital audio solutions. Additionally, it provides all the resources needed to create new products for the emerging USB Type-C market.
The new series delivers up to 13 programmable analog blocks , and up to 20 digital blocks. The architecture is complemented by the easy-to-use PSoC Creator Integrated Design Environment (IDE), which simplifies system design and accelerates time-to-market by enabling concurrent hardware and firmware design.
As for the availability, the PSoC 4 L-Series is currently sampling with production expected in the first quarter of 2016. Parts will be available in 48-pin TQFP, 64-pin TQFP, 68-pin QFN and 124-pin VFBGA packages from Cypress and its authorized distributors.
For more information, visit the official press release.
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