Introducing MTB CAT1A¶
PSoC 6 is Cypress’ new PSoC MCU architecture, purpose-built for the IoT. It bridges the gap between expensive, power hungry application processors and low performance MCUs. The ultra-low-power PSoC 6 MCU architecture offers the processing performance needed by IoT devices, eliminating the tradeoffs between power and performance.
PSoC 6 MCU is a dual core architecture, with both microcontrollers on a single chip. It has an ARM® Cortex®-M4 for high-performance tasks, and an ARM® Cortex®-M0+ for low-power tasks. Security is built-in, protecting your IoT system.
The PSoC 6 MCU architecture enables engineers to create innovative, next-generation IoT devices that take advantage of the merits of each core. Using the highly-customizable Peripheral Driver Library (PDL), you write code for either processor using a single API. In addition, the two cores share a common memory space. Inter-processor communication is simplified, both by this design, and the PDL IPC driver.
The PDL provides fully-integrated support for BLE, an RTOS, a trusted execution environment, capacitive sensing, and a great deal more. In addition to the integrated peripherals, developers can leverage the unique PSoC fabric with its easy-to-use, custom, software-defined peripherals.
The combination of highly-capable MCUs with an extremely flexible driver API, extensive integrated middleware, and custom software-based peripherals, enables significant opportunity for developers to create better solutions.
Extended battery life:
Built on an ultra-low-power 40-nm process technology
Active power consumption as low as 22-uA/MHz for the Cortex-M4 core
Dual-core ARM Cortex-M architecture, optimizing for power and performance
Integrated high efficiency Buck converter and LDO regulator
Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS with PLL/FLL)
Best-in-class flexibility, with multiple connectivity options, such as BLE with 2 Mbps throughput and USB
Fully-customizable hardware peripherals with a driver library provided as source code
Software-defined peripherals to create custom analog and digital circuits within the PSoC MCU
Industry leading capacitive-sensing, CapSense™
XIP Quad-SPI supports on-the-fly encryption
Protection against cyber threats:
Integrated, hardware-based Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) with secure data storage
Dedicated security coprocessor, which eliminates the need for external SoCs or memories
Secure Boot capability
Advanced cryptographic accelerator block supports ECC, AES128, SHA1/2/3