The PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. combines Cypress's PSoC analog and digital fabric and CapSense capacitive touch technology with ARM's power-efficient Cortex-M0 core. The scalable architecture delivers access to dozens of free PSoC Components ("virtual chips") represented by icons in Cypress's PSoC Creator integrated design environment. The new PSoC 4 device class will challenge proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit devices.
The PSoC 4 architecture enhances Cypress's CapSense capacitive-touch sensing technology by offering significant improvement in noise immunity. In addition to capacitive sensing, PSoC 4 targets field-oriented control (FOC) motor control, temperature sensing, security access, portable medical, and many other applications.
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