New Cypress PowerPSoC® starter & development kits available at Newark
Lighting engineers now have the tools to evaluate
the industry's first integrated LED Driver & Controller on One Programmable Chip
CHICAGO-APRIL 30, 2009 –Committed to bringing design engineers the newest technologies first, leading multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, announces that is now stocking Cypress’ CY3267 PowerPSoC® evaluation kit and CY3268 PowerPSoC® demonstration kit for same day shipping at www.newark.com/cypress. These kits give designers the ability to evaluate the industry's first single chip solution for both controlling and driving high-power LEDs.
Introduced by Cypress in April, the new family integrates four constant-current regulators and four 32V MOSFETs with Cypress' PSoC® programmable system-on-chip, which includes a microcontroller, programmable analog and digital blocks, and memory. The product results in end systems with fewer components, faster design cycles, lower power consumption and higher reliability.
The PowerPSoC® evaluation kit is available for prototyping, and offers a modular approach with interface for daughter-cards to support multiple applications, multiple protocols and customer-specific daughter cards. The PowerPSoC® demonstration kitdrives four LEDs in a small form factor (2.5"x3.5") with basic reprogramming/debugging capability. The kits further integrate Cypress' innovative and industry-leading CapSenseTM touch-sensing solution.
"The launch of this solution is well-timed, as the demand for solid-state lighting is rapidly growing," comments Paul Buckley, Senior VP, Sales & Supplier Management, Newark "Cypress' continued innovation in product integration simplifies the complexity of high-brightness LED design. It also shows commitment to their customers' demands and the ability to adapt to this fast-growing market."
"With these two PowerPSoC kits and the PSoC DesignerTM development tool, designers of high-quality LED-based lighting, white goods, industrial control and other embedded systems can start programming and prototyping immediately," said Geoff Charubin, VP of Worldwide Distribution at Cypress Semiconductor. "Users can experience firsthand how the revolutionary PSoC design methodology enables real-time hardware and software changes for different lighting and power options."
Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, and a leading multi-channel, high-service electronics distributor supporting millions of engineers and purchasing professionals across the Americas, is known for offering the broadest selection of components and test equipment from 440+ top manufacturers for design engineer and maintenance professionals. With multiple sales channels, customers do business with Newark through contact centers, local branch network, field sales force and a world-class website at www.newark.com that offers exclusive tools to manage and track purchases, quotes and invoices online.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC® Programmable System-on-ChipTM, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Visit Cypress at www.cypress.com.