RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is making available the Pioneer Kit development platform for the PSoC® 6 MCU from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/b
The PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062-BLE) (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p
Users can also refine the user interface for their new applications by taking advantage of the on-board capacitive-sensing buttons, sliders and proximity sensor based on Cypress’ CapSense® technology, and the 2.7-inch E-ink display shield (CY8CKIT-028-EPD) included in the pack. This board plugs into the platform’s Arduino UNO v3 shield headers, which simplify additional functional expansion leveraging the extensive Arduino ecosystem.
The PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit contains everything users need to get their applications up and running, including essential software. There is a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) containing header files, start-up code and fully integrated middleware, called the Peripheral Driver Library (PDL). The PDL helps quickly take control of the flexible peripherals of PSoC 6 MCUs.
The new PSoC 6 MCU will also soon be available from RS, for customers to implement their projects developed using the PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit. The PSoC 6 architecture integrates a 150 MHz ARM® Cortex®-M4 core and 100 MHz Cortex-M0+ to allow compute tasks to be assigned efficiently for optimum performance and power. Active power can be as low as 22 µA/MHz on the ARM Cortex-M4 and 15 µA/MHz on the Cortex-M0+ cores, and dynamic voltage and frequency scaling ensures maximum energy efficiency as the load varies.
The devices also feature a hardware-based trusted execution environment (TEE), which addresses IoT security challenges without requiring external memory or a secure element. The PSoC 6 TEE supports state-of-the-art security features such as secure boot, secure data storage, and advanced cryptographic algorithms.
Leveraging the flexibility of Cypress’ programmable-SoC philosophy, the latest PSoC 6 generation also allows designers to take advantage of software-defined peripherals to create custom analogue front-ends (AFEs) or digital interfaces. The new devices also support Cypress’ popular CapSense touch technology, giving the option to provide sleek, smooth user interactions where needed.
The PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit is shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.
Further information is available here: https://www.rs-online.com/desi