Mouser adds PSoC kit to develop sensor-based applications
The Cypress CY8CKIT-048 PSoC Analog Co-processor Pioneer Kit is available from Mouser Electronics. It contains a Pioneer board with footprint-compatibility with Arduino Uno R3 shields and baseboards, a USB cable, four jumper wires, five headers, a metal disk, and a quick start guide.
The Pioneer board features five onboard sensors: a PIR motion sensor, an ambient light sensor, a thermistor, an inductive proximity sensor, and a humidity sensor. The board also includes an RGB LED, two push-button switches, an onboard programmer/debugger and USB-UART/I2C bridge functionality block, and a Cypress F-RAM ferroelectric memory for non volatile data storage. The kit supports operating voltages of 1.8, 3.0V (coin cell), 3.3, or 5.0V.
The co-processor integrates a flexible analogue front ends, programmable analogue filters, and high-resolution ADCs. The 32bit ARM Cortex-M0+ based signal processing engine allows host processors to easily fetch aggregated, pre-processed, and formatted complex sensor data over serial communication interfaces.
The programmable co-processor offloads sensor processing from the host and reduces overall system power consumption, allowing engineers to evaluate and develop IoT applications that require multiple sensors. The kit includes six example projects for the company’s PSoC Creator IDE (integrated design environment), to develop and debug projects with the co-processor.
The co-processor can be programmed and debugged using the onboard PSoC 5LP, that provides a 32bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller, memory, and configurable analogue and digital peripheral functions in a single chip. The CY8C58LPxx family offers signal acquisition, signal processing, and control.