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PSoC 6 microcontrollers for IoT

15 November 2017 Electronics Technology

Cypress Semiconductor unveiled PSoC 6, its newest microcontroller (MCU) architecture that is purpose-built for the Internet of Things (IoT). The architecture is built on ultra-low-power 40 nm process technology and delivers one of the industry’s lowest-power and most flexible solutions, with integrated security features required for next-generation IoT devices.

The architecture fills a gap in the IoT solution space between power-hungry and higher-cost application processors and performance-challenged, single-core MCUs. The dual-core ARM Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0+ architecture lets designers optimise for power and performance simultaneously.

Cypress’ proprietary 40 nm SONOS process technology enables the PSoC 6 MCU architecture to feature power consumption of 22 μA/MHz and 15 μA/MHz of active power on the ARM Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0+ cores, respectively. With dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), PSoC 6 offers both performance- and power-critical processing capability. The dual-core architecture enables power-optimised system design where the auxiliary core can be used as an offload engine for power efficiency, allowing the main core to sleep.

For more information contact Marian Ledgerwood, Future Electronics, +27 (0)21 421 8292, [email protected], www.futureelectronics.com



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