PSoC™ 1 reducing your 8-bit system cost
PSoC™ 1 is the world's first programmable embedded System-on-Chip integrating configurable analog and digital peripheral functions, memory, and a microcontroller on a single chip. Powered by Infineon proprietary 8-bit M8C core, the PSoC™ 1 devices provide the system designer analog integration, flexible IO routing, and configurable analog and digital peripherals. This allows the designer to quickly design a system and make changes on the fly, while saving on BOM costs and development time. PSoC™ 1 devices are supported by an integrated development environment PSoC™ Designer™ and easy to use PSoC™ 1 development kits.
The PSoC™ 1 architecture consists of four main areas: (1) PSoC™ Core, (2) Digital System, (3) Analog System, and (4) System Resources. Configurable global busing allows all the device resources to be combined into a complete custom system. Infineon offers PSoC™ 1 devices that have up to 16 Digital Blocks and 12 Analog Blocks. Digital blocks are programmable digital blocks that the designer can use to implement glue logic, UART, PWMs, counters, LUTs, etc. These blocks contain a programmable data path and status and control registers, and includes both Basic Blocks (BB) and Communications Blocks (CB). Analog blocks are programmable analog blocks that the designer can use to implement OpAmps, PGAs, comparators, etc, and include Continuous Time (CT) blocks and Switched Capacitor (SC) blocks. Both the Digital and Analog blocks are configurable using User Modules (UMs) in PSoC™ Designer.