Cypress’ PSoC 6 Wi-Fi-BT Pioneer Kit

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the CY8CKIT-062-WiFi-BT PSoC 6 Pioneer Kit from Cypress Semiconductor, designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and wearable devices.

The PSoC 6 WiFi-BT Pioneer Kit enables the development of Wi-Fi applications using a Cypress PSoC 6 microcontroller and includes a PSoC 6 WiFi-BT Pioneer Board, TFT display shield, necessary jumper wires, and a USB cable.

The Pioneer Board offers header footprints for compatibility with Arduino UNO shields and Digilent Pmod modules with operating voltages from 1.8V-3.3V. The board also features an onboard programmer and debugger with mass storage programming and custom applications support, as well as 512Mbits of NOR flash for expandable memory.

The board’s five-segment slider, two buttons, and one proximity sensing header allow engineers to evaluate the latest generation of Cypress’ CapSense capacitive-sensing technology.

Furthermore, the Pioneer Kit’s TFT display shield includes a 2.4-inch module, six-axis motion sensor, ambient light sensor IC, and PDM microphone for voice input.

The Pioneer Board is based on a PSoC 62 microcontroller, “coming soon” to Mouser Electronics. The device delivers ultra-low-power performance with the critical security features required for IoT applications, integrating an Arm Cortex-M4 core and Arm Cortex-M0+ core, 1 MByte of flash, 288 Kbytes of SRAM, and 104 general-purpose inputs and outputs (GPIO).

Additionally, the board features a USB Type-C power delivery system, plus a Murata LBEE5KL1DX module — based on a Cypress CYW4343W Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip — for 2.4-GHz WLAN and Bluetooth functionalities.

According to Cypress, its PSoC 6 microcontroller capitalises on its proprietary ultra-low-power 40-nm SONOS process technology, which enables “industry-leading” power consumption with 22µA/MHz and 15µA/MHz of active power on the Arm Cortex-M4 and Cortex-M0+ cores, respectively. The powerful microcontroller also features software-defined analog and digital peripherals, multiple connectivity options and programmable analog-front-end functions.

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