DSP, Micros & Memory


MCUs for USB and wireless systems

30 September 2009 DSP, Micros & Memory

Cypress Semiconductor has unveiled new enCoRe V Full-Speed USB peripheral microcontrollers (MCUs) and enCoRe V LV (low voltage) wireless MCUs. The new families offer up to 32 KB of Flash memory, three 16-bit timers and up to 36 general purpose I/Os (GPIOs) to accommodate enhanced multimedia features in human interface devices (HIDs). Cypress also introduced the CY3660 enCoRe V/LV development kit, which shortens the design time of laser mice, gaming controllers and keyboards, wireless dongles, remote controls, mobile handset accessories and point-of-sale devices.

The in-system reprogrammable MCUs provide design flexibility with a 10-bit ADC, Flash memory with EEPROM emulation, and small form-factor packages. The enCoRe V devices also include eight USB endpoints. The enCoRe V LV family operates in the full range of 1,7 V to 3,6 V, with low power consumption for prolonged battery life in wireless applications. All enCoRe MCUs include Cypress’ patented crystal-less oscillator and integrated pull-up resistor to reduce component count and BOM cost.

The development kit includes an in-circuit emulator (ICE) that works in conjunction with actual silicon to provide an accurate and efficient development system. Licence-free PSoC Designer software included with the kit consists of a graphical user interface, assembler, C compiler, and a linker and debugger for a highly integrated code development environment. Pre-configured code to implement standards-compliant Full-Speed USB and other peripherals simplifies design and shortens development time.

For more information contact Stuart Hanford, Arrow Altech Distribution, +27 (0)11 923 9600, shanford@arrow.altech.co.za, www.arrow.altech.co.za



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