텔레콤, 서버 및 스토리지 시장에서 시스템 설계를 간소화하고 최고의 신뢰성을 제공하는 새로운 PSoC® 전력 모니터링 및 팬 제어 솔루션 | Cypress Semiconductor
텔레콤, 서버 및 스토리지 시장에서 시스템 설계를 간소화하고 최고의 신뢰성을 제공하는 새로운 PSoC® 전력 모니터링 및 팬 제어 솔루션
Delivered through a PSoC Creator™ 2.0 “Component Pack,” New Peripheral Functions for Existing PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 Devices Are Available For Free, Today
SAN JOSE, Calif., 2012년 6월 28일 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) has released an extension to its revolutionary PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for the PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families. Known as a “Component Pack,” the update includes new functions for Power Monitoring and Fan Control. Customers can easily “drag and drop” these functions into existing PSoC devices to realize new capabilities within their designs.
Components are “virtual” chips represented by an icon in Cypress’s PSoC Creator software that are dragged and dropped into a design. Each component is fully tested and characterized to accelerate time-to-market for customers. Cypress releases Component Packs that provide new components as well as upgrades to existing components approximately every eight weeks. A Component Pack updates an existing PSoC Creator installation while keeping the core functionality of the design environment unchanged.
Component Pack 3 adds a new Power Monitor component that simplifies voltage and current measurements on power rails. Up to 32 DC power rails can be monitored using a PSoC 3 device at 0.5% accuracy. The Power Monitor component simplifies the complex configuration of the ADC, clock frequencies, resolutions and ranges by abstracting the underlying analog front end and firmware code into a simple graphical user interface (GUI). System designers enter voltage and current ranges into this GUI, click the “build” button and can start measuring power rails within minutes on the PSoC Power Management Expansion Board Kit (CY8CKIT-035).
The new Fan Controller component provides the capability to independently control up to 16 industry standard 3-wire and 4-wire brushless DC fans through a simple GUI tool. The Fan Controller component generates Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) outputs for fan speed control and accepts variable-frequency tachometer inputs from the fans to enable measurement of fan rotational speeds. This component also comes with advanced fan control algorithms that reduce fan noise and regulate fan speeds even as airflow and fan loads vary which can be prototyped and developed using the PSoC Thermal Management Expansion Board Kit (CY8CKIT-036).
These new components enable highly reliable, hardware-based solutions for the telecommunications, server and storage markets where reliability is critical. A detailed datasheet and video is available for each of these components on Cypress’s website. Details for the Fan Control component are at https://www.cypress.com/go/comp_FanController and for the Power Monitor component at https://www.cypress.com/go/comp_PowerMonitor.
Further details on the two kits available to prototype, evaluate and develop these Power and Thermal Management solutions are available online at https://www.cypress.com/go/CY8CKIT-035 or https://www.cypress.com/go/CY8CKIT-036.
“With the easy-to-use graphical interface in PSoC Creator, customers can quickly customize a power monitoring and thermal management design that meets their unique system requirements all in one integrated device,” said Jim Davis, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Cypress.
A free download of Component Pack 3 for existing PSoC Creator 2.0 users is available now at https://www.cypress.com/go/psoccreator. Users downloading PSoC Creator 2.0 for the first time will automatically receive the Component Pack. Going forward, registered users will receive alerts when new Component Packs are released.
About PSoC Creator
PSoC Creator is a revolutionary graphical design tool that allows users to customize the PSoC device to their unique system requirements in minutes. The design environment includes a rich library of fully tested and characterized analog and digital components that can be drag-and-dropped into a design and configured to suit a broad array of application requirements. The tool automatically places components into the PSoC device, routes all on-chip signals and directs I/O to the optimum pins. Each peripheral component is carefully parameterized so that the implementation is automatically optimized to fit the developer’s needs perfectly with no wasted resources. The build process generates a consistently-named set of APIs for each component that allows the software developer to control the hardware without knowing the underlying register set. Customized designs, and their associated APIs, can even be saved in a library for future reuse and easily shared within an organization. With PSoC Creator, customers create designs according to application requirements, not the limitations of the target device. Re-targeting to new devices is as simple as rebuilding an application, so porting designs between PSoC devices becomes a snap, including migrating working designs seamlessly from 8- to 32-bit devices.
PSoC -- Because Change Happens
PSoC devices employ a highly configurable system-on-chip architecture for embedded control design, offering a flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC devices integrate configurable analog and digital circuits, controlled by an on-chip microcontroller, providing both enhanced design revision capability and component count savings. A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions saving customers design time, board space and power consumption while improving system quality and reducing system cost.
The flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and in the field. The unique PSoC flexibility shortens design cycle time and allows for late-breaking feature enhancements. All PSoC devices are also dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to morph internal resources on-the-fly, utilizing fewer components to perform a given task. More information about PSoC products is available at https://www.cypress.com/psoc and free online training is at https://www.cypress.com/psoctraining.
Cypress는 제품 출시 기간을 단축하고 탁월한 시스템 가치를 제공하는 프로그램 가능 고성능 혼합 신호 솔루션을 제공합니다. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch® solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress는 또한 SRAM 메모리 부문에서도 세계를 선도합니다. Cypress는 소비자, 모바일 핸드셋, 컴퓨팅, 데이터 통신, 자동차, 산업 및 군대 분야를 망라하여 수많은 시장을 지원합니다. Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at https://www.cypress.com.
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