Cypress PSoC 5LP family powers high precision programmable analog with single-cell battery

December 11, 2012

Toni_McConnel-December 11, 2012

Cypress Semiconductor Corp.'s new fully-qualified PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip family provide high-performance programmable analog, the best ADCs available on an ARM Cortex-M3-based device, and the flexibility to design custom systems with 80+ pre-verified production-ready Components for the PSoC Creator IDE. Other features include 0.5-V startup with integrated Boost, 1.71-5.5-V fully functional analog, and what the company claims is the industry's widest operating range of 0.5-5.5V.

PSoC 5LP offers programmable analog precision with differential 12-bit SARs and a 20-bit DelSig ADC supported by a class leading 1.024V±0.1% accurate internal voltage reference. The best-in-class ADCs includes 62 channels, fully functional analog from 1.71 - 5.5V and the widest input signal range from 0 - 5.5V of any ARM Cortex-M device. The wide variety of PSoC Creator programmable analog Components include OpAmps, Comparators, Trans Impedance Amplifiers (TIAs), Programmable Gain Amplifiers (PGAs), Mixers, Segment LCDs, CapSense touch sensing, DACs, Analog Muxes and more. All of the Components are configurable to meet individual application requirements to deliver a single chip solution.



Consuming only 300 nA in Hibernate mode, the new devices can wake-up on IOs and retain the state of the CPU core, SRAM and device configuration. Ideal for single cell battery operation, Cypress's boost technology allows designers to power up and regulate on as little as 0.5V. Unlike fixed-function MCUs, PSoC allows designers to further reduce power consumption by customizing each peripheral Component so unnecessary functions do not consume any power.

PSoC 5LP devices are shipping today.

More information The PSoC 5LP Development Kit (CY8CKIT-050) is also available for $99.

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