New Cypress Kit Demonstrates Precision Analog of PSoC 3 Architecture via Highly Integrated Voltmeter

8th December 2009
ES Admin
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a demonstration kit highlighting the broad precision analog capabilities of its new PSoC 3 architecture. The new CY8CKIT-007 PSoC 3 Precision Analog Voltmeter Demo Kit showcases a PSoC 3 device as a single-chip voltmeter, using an onboard 20-bit Delta Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) to measure the voltage from the included test leads and onboard thermocouple while directly driving an LCD. With the kit, designers can use pre-configured op amp, ADC and analog mux components in the PSoC Creator™ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to quickly and easily design industrial sensors, consumer sensors, glucose meters and other analog applications.
The flexible PSoC 3 architecture combines highly integrated, programmable analog and digital peripheral functions, memory and a microcontroller on a single chip. Precise analog resources available in the kit include four digital-to-analog converters (DACs), four comparators, four op amps and four PGAs, TIAs or Mixers. The voltmeter in the kit measures -30V to 30V of DC signals and includes an onboard thermocouple that is used as a low-noise voltage input. More information on the kit is available at

PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices extend the world’s only programmable analog and digital embedded design platform, delivering unmatched time-to-market, integration, and flexibility across 8-, 16-, and 32-bit applications. The platform is powered by the revolutionary PSoC Creator IDE, which introduces a unique schematic-based design methodology along with fully tested, pre-packaged analog and digital peripherals easily customizable through user-intuitive wizards and APIs to meet specific design requirements.

“The new Voltmeter Demo kit provides a practical application of the powerful precision analog capabilities of the PSoC 3 architecture,” said Matt Branda, director of marketing for PSoC products at Cypress. “With the kit, designers get a feel for the high-level of analog integration enabled by PSoC 3, along with the simplicity of analog design through our PSoC Creator IDE.”

The PSoC 3 Precision Analog Voltmeter Demo Kit contains:
• The PSoC 3-based voltmeter
• Test leads
• USB battery pack with two AA batteries
• Quick Start Guide
• Kit CD, which includes: PSoC Creator, PSoC Programmer, sample projects and documentation.

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