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Low-power PSoC 6 microcontrollers from Cypress now shipping from RS Components

Dual-core-processor-based MCUs target deployment in secure devices across wide range of IoT applications

London, UK, 8 November 2018:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, is stocking PSoCÒ 6 microcontrollers from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The range offers industry-leading low power and a highly flexible MCU architecture.

Ideal for secure and battery-powered IoT devices, the MCU family targets deployment in a wide range of IoT applications, including the industrial IoT, smart home equipment, home appliances and portable medical devices.

The PSoC 6 MCU family architecture is based around an ultra-low-power 40nm process technology and dual-core Arm® Cortex®-M4 and Cortex®-M0+ processors, which enables engineers to optimise their solutions for performance and power consumption. In addition, the MCUs offer easy-to-use software-defined peripherals and the integrated security features required for use in IoT devices.

Key features of the family are memory capacities of up to 1MB Flash and 288KB SRAM, Bluetooth® Low Energy 5.0 connectivity, and Cypress’ CapSense® capacitive-sensing technology for robust and reliable touch- and gesture-based device interfaces.

Additionally, and crucially for next-generation secure IoT devices, the architecture delivers a hardware-based Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) with secure boot capability and data storage to protect firmware, applications and other secure assets. The MCUs implement a wide range of industry-standard cryptographic algorithms, including ECC, AES and SHA 1,2,3, all within an integrated hardware coprocessor.

Other features of the family include: PDM-PCM interface and Quad-SPI interfaces; full-speed USB connectivity; plus nine serial-communication blocks, seven programmable analogue blocks and 56 programmable digital blocks.

RS offers a full suite of the accompanying development kits, which allow design engineers to develop prototypes featuring the MCUs. These include:

- PSoC® 6 WiFi-BT Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062-WIFI-BT) - a low-cost hardware platform that enables design and debug of the PSoC 62 MCU and the Murata LBEE5KL1DX module (based on Cypress’ CYW4343 combo chip).

- CY8CKIT-062-BLE PSoC 6 Pioneer Kit for the IoT - a general-purpose PSoC 6 kit with the PSoC 63 MCU w/ BLE 5.0 compliance.

- Clicker 2 for PSoC 6 Development Board - which contains a PSoC 63 MCU w/ BLE 5.0 compliance and simplifies interfacing with the Click platform.

At the electronica trade fair in Munich, Germany, 13-16 November 2018, RS will be showcasing a typical application of PSoC 6 MCUs in the “for the inspired” area of its stand (Hall C5, Stand 147).

Cypress’ PSoC 6 MCUs and accompanying development kits are now shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.


About RS Components

RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation and IESA Ltd are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

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