Cypress MicroSystems Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (Lynnwood, WA), today announced production quantities of two new members of its Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) mixed-signal array. PSoC devices integrate an 8-bit MCU, programmable blocks of analog and digital logic, 16 Kb of flash memory and 256 bytes of SRAM and a multiply accumulator (MAC). The devices are aimed at high-volume embedded-control functions in consumer, industrial, office automation, telecom and automotive applications.
The CY8C24xxx family, with six analog and four digital blocks, is said to be well suited to motor and motion control applications. The CY8C22xxx family-with three analog and four digital blocks-is intended for sensor applications, including fire and intrusion detection devices. Being programmable, they enable designers to use one standard part across multiple designs.
The two new devices also support cost-sensitive applications, selling for as low as $1.07 and $0.76, respectively. "This new generation of PSoC devices supports a broad variety of new designs at lower price-points while providing designers all the advantages that have made the PSoC such a popular architecture," says Nathan John, director of marketing for Cypress MicroSystems. "Designers benefit from the high-quality programmable analog functions that extend the application reach of the versatile PSoC architecture as well as the high level of integration that make it so economically compelling."
The PSoC CY8C24xxx and CY8C22xxx SoC families each contain a 24 MHz 8-bit microcontroller unit (MCU); 4 kbytes and 2 kbytes of flash memory, respectively; 256 bytes of SRAM; an 8x8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator; power and sleep monitoring circuits; and a precision real-time clock.
The PSoC CY8C24xxx family is available in PDIP/SOIC, DIP/SOIC/SSOP or DIP/SOIC/SSOP/MLF packages for as low as $1.07 in 10,000-unit quantities. The CY8C22xxx family is available in a DIP/SOIC or DIP/SOIC/SSOP/MLF packages, priced as low as $0.76 in 10,000-unit quantities. Both families of devices are in production now.