10x boost for PSoc capacitive sensing microcontroller

10x boost for PSoc capacitive sensing microcontroller

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By Nick Flaherty

Infineon Technologies has launched a family of microcontrollers with 10x improvements in  capacitive sensing and power consumption.

The PSoC 4000T family of microcontrollers (MCUs) improves the SNR by a factor of 10 for low power capacitive sensing and reduces the power consumption by 10x.

The family uses the ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCUs alongside Infineon’s fifth generation high-performance Capsense capacitive sensing technology.

The PSoC 4000T features always-on touch sensing capability that enables human machine interface (HMI) operation with low-active and standby power consumption to support longer battery life for battery-powered products.

Designers can now use a wide range of sensing support from the PSoC 4000T, including proximity, humidity, temperature, and ambient light sensing. The fifth generation Capsense technology enables interactive user interfaces for applications using proximity gestures, capacitive sliders, capacitive trackpads, small size touchscreens, wear detection, and liquid level sensing.

“At Infineon, we are committed to providing innovative and cutting-edge technologies that meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said Steven Tateosian, Senior Vice President, IoT, Compute and Wireless Business Unit of Infineon. “The PSoC 4000T including our fifth generation Capsense technology represents a significant leap forward in the evolution of human-machine interfaces and sets a new standard in the industry.”

The 4000T family provides an easy upgrade path for 4000- and 4000S-based designs via software and package compatibility for wearable, hearable, and smart connected IoT devices.

Infineon’s ModusToolbox software platform provides a collection of development tools, libraries, and embedded runtime assets for a flexible and comprehensive development experience. It integrates the PSoC 4000T family in the latest software release. ModusToolbox supports a wide range of use cases including consumer IoT, industrial, smart home, wearable, and many other applications.

The PSoC 4000T is now available with 15 variants with SG-XFWLB-25, PG-USON16, and PG-VQFN-24 packages, with either 24 or 48 MHz, 32 or 64 kByte Flash, and 4 or 8 kByte SRAM.




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