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Development kit gets IoT designs to market faster

13th December 2017
Mick Elliott

Engineers looking to get started on next-generation IoT designs can now buy the Cypress Semiconductor PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit from Farnell element14. The PSoC 6 MCU solves the challenge of emerging IoT devices that require high-performance processing and low power consumption without any trade-offs.

It bridges this gap that exists between power-hungry application processors and low-performance single-core MCUs, in addition to providing the critical security features demanded by the IoT.

The PSoC 6 MCU architecture includes dual-core Arm Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0+ processors to deliver high-performance processing and power efficiency, built on an ultra-low-power 40nm process technology with dynamic voltage and frequency scaling for extended battery life and an industry-leading current consumption of 22µA per megahertz in active power modes.

The PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit enables engineers to quickly get up and running with the MCU and minimise time-to-market for IoT devices.

It is an Arduino compatible, easy-to-use development platform with various peripherals such as BLE connectivity and Cypress’ CapSense capacitive-sensing technology. The board features Cypress’ EZ-PD CCG3 USB-C controller for USB power delivery and an E-ink display add-on shield (CY8CKIT-028-EPD) to prototype a variety of different IoT application.

In addition, the kit is supported in the new PSoC Creator 4.2, which is an integrated development environment that enables concurrent hardware and firmware editing, compiling and debugging of PSoC systems.

Applications are created using schematic capture and over 150 pre-verified, production-ready peripheral components.

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