Cypress Semiconductor PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 Architectures

Cypress Semiconductor introduced the PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures for their PSoC programmable system-on-chip platforms. The programmable analog and digital peripherals in PSoC 3 and PSoC 5, along with new high performance 8-bit and 32-bit MCU sub-systems, enable new capabilities such as motor control, intelligent power supply and battery management, human interfaces (such as CapSense touch sensing), LCD segment display, graphics control, audio/voice processing, and communication protocols. The new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 architectures are ideal for industrial, medical, automotive, communications, and consumer equipment.

Cypress Semiconductor PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 Architectures

Samples of the PSoC 3 devices are available today, with full production expected in the first quarter of 2010. The architecture includes three families with varying amounts of memory, digital and analog performance. Package options include 100-pin TQFPs, 48- and 68-pin QFNs, and 48-pin SSOPs. PSoC 5 samples will be available in the first quarter of 2010 with full production in the second half of the year. The PSoC 5 architecture includes four different families.

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 Architectures Highlights

  • Up to 20-bit resolution for Delta-Sigma ADC
  • Sample rates up to 1 MSPS in 12-bit SAR ADC
  • Reference voltage accurate to +/- 0.1% over industrial temperature and voltage range
  • Up to four 8-bit resolution, 8 Msps DACs; 1x to 50x PGA; general purpose Op-amps with 25mA drive capability; up to four comparators with 30 ns response time
  • DSP-like digital filter implementation for instrumentation and medical signal processing
  • Large library of pre-characterized analog peripherals in PSoC Creator Software
  • CapSense functionality on all devices
  • Array of Universal Digital Blocks (UDBs) each consisting of a combination of uncommitted logic (PLD), structured logic (datapath), and flexible routing to other UDBs, I/O or peripherals
  • Large library of pre-characterized digital peripherals in PSoC Creator Software such as 8-, 16-, 24- and 32-bit Timers, Counters, PWMs
  • Ability to customize digital system through full featured general purpose PLD-based logic
  • High-Speed Connectivity: Full Speed USB, I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN, I2S
  • 8-bit 8051 core with 33 MIPS performance (PSoC 3)
  • 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core with 100 MIPS performance (PSoC 5)
  • 24-Channel multilayer Direct Memory Access (DMA) with simultaneous access to SRAM and CPU
  • On-chip debug and trace functionality with JTAG and Serial Wire Debug (SWD)
  • Complete Ecosystem of industry-standard compilers and real time operating systems
  • Industry’s widest operating range of 0.5V to 5.5V with no degradation in analog performance
  • Active power consumption: 1.2mA at 6 MHz (PSoC 3) and 2mA at 6 MHz (PSoC 5)
  • Sleep-mode power consumption: 1µA (PSoC 3) and 2µA (PSoC 5)
  • Hibernate-mode power consumption: 200nA (PSoC 3) and 300nA (PSoC 5)
  • The ultimate flexibility with any pin to any analog or digital peripheral
  • LCD Segment Display on any pin with up to 16-commons/736 segments
  • CapSense on any pin for replacing mechanical buttons and sliders
  • 1.2V to 5.5V I/O interface voltages, up to 4 domains for easy interface with systems running at different voltage domains
  • 1 to 66 MHz internal +/-1% oscillator with PLL over full temperature and voltage range

More information: Cypress Semiconductor PSoC 3 | PSoC 5