Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced the fully-qualified PSoC
5LP programmable system-on-chip family. The new devices provide unmatched 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 class-leading features include 0.5V startup with integrated Boost, 1.71-5.5V fully functional analog, and the industry’s widest operating range of 0.5-5.5V. These capabilities open up new applications needing single-cell battery performance and high-precision analog to a world beyond fixed function MCUs. PSoC 5LP devices are shipping today; more information, including data sheets, applications notes and development kits, is available at
When Precision Measurements Really Matter
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.
When Low Power Isn’t Enough
PSoC 5LP was designed to deliver more than just standard low power consumption. 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.