Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cypress presents universal PSoC Capsense controller kit

Cypress Semiconductor today introduced the Universal PSoC CapSense Controller Kit, a new kit designed for easy development and debugging of any CapSense design. It includes pre-defined control circuitry and plug-in hardware, along with controller boards for both the CY8C20x34 and CY8C21x34 PSoC devices. It also offers a breadboard module and a module for implementing up to five buttons and a slider with sample overlays to encompass a wide variety of designs.

The kit works with both PSoC Designer(tm) and PSoC Express, and allows for monitoring and tuning of CapSense designs via an I2C-to-USB bridge that is included in the kit. Cypress is unique in offering real-time monitoring and tuning, which can significantly reduce development cycles.

The kit supports both the CapSense Successive Approximation (CSA) and Sigma-Delta (CSD) capacitive sensing methods. CSA offers outstanding interference immunity and low power consumption, making it ideal for portable consumer applications. CSD delivers flawless operation in wet conditions, and offers superb temperature response, ideal for white goods and other moisture-sensitive systems.

"The modular approach of the Universal CapSense Controller Kit provides embedded designers with a tool for testing various industrial design concepts with Cypress CapSense products," said Steve Gerber, business unit director for Cypress's CapSense products.

CY3280-BK1 Kit Contents:

* CY3280-20x34 and CY3280-21x34 Universal CapSense Controller Boards
* CY3280-SLM Universal CapSense Linear Slider Module
* CY3280-BBM Universal CapSense Prototyping Module
* CY3240-I2USB Board
* CY3210 MiniProg1 Programmer
* PSoC Express Installation CD
* PSoC Designer and PSoC Programmer Installation CD
* CY3280-BK1 Universal CapSense Controller Kit CD
* 1.5 mm and 3 mm Polycarbonate Overlays

Price and Availability

The kit is available today from Cypress's On-Line store and through authorized distributors. It costs US$158. A high-resolution photo is available at

Contact information

For further information contact Cypress Semiconductor on 01279 873 160 or

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