Cypress Semiconductor recently announced the new CY8CKIT-030 Development Kit for its PSoC® 3 programmable system-on-chip architecture, along with a new version of its PSoC Creator™ software tool. The CY8CKIT-030 PSoC 3 Development Kit is designed for fast, easy development of precision analogue designs leveraging the integrated 20-bit delta sigma ADC in the PSoC 3 architecture, which delivers better than 18-bit effective number of bits (ENOB) performance.
Designed for low power, the development kit features a 1 μA sleep current with the real-time clock running. It also offers built-in programming and debugging with no need for an external programming device, as well as two expansion board ports that can connect to other Cypress kits for additional functionality. The new kit also has built-in CapSense® buttons and a five-segment slider. It includes a CD with PSoC Creator and example projects and a USB cable for board power and programming.
Cypress has also released version 1.0 of its PSoC Creator IDE. This new version includes 87 production-ready PSoC 3 components that have been fully characterized. Designers now have easy access to a rich library of pre-built, pre-tested analogue and digital peripherals, which they can use directly or adapt to specific design requirements. The new version also adds features such as improved parameter dialogs, a static timer checker, instruction cache support, automated support case reporting and new error notification tools.
The CY8CKIT-030 PSoC 3 Development Kit is priced at US$99 and can be ordered online (see link below), and the PSoC Creator IDE software can be downloaded for free (see link below).