As part of a new wave of technology enablement, objects like door locks, wearable devices, and heavy machinery are all being hooked up to the internet and cloud services. According to ABI Research, 30 billion everyday physical objects will be part of the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020.
Despite these promising figures, the IoT market is still considered to be in the early stages of growth. It’s a bit perplexing, what with the vast amount of chips and design solutions that have flooded the market in recent years, each promising to power up a variety of IoT applications.
A closer look at all of these options reveals that on one hand, what we have are power-hungry application processors that provide ample performance, but also negate the basic energy-efficiency premise for running battery-powered IoT devices.
On the other hand, there are standard microcontrollers that are cheap and low-power, but fail to provide the performance levels necessary for implementing IoT features like multiple sensor interfacing, security, and cloud communications.
This lack of technological consistency, if you will, takes us to the creation of PSoC 6, Cypress’ newest PSoC MCU that is aiming to bridge the gap between power-heavy application processors and performance-lite microcontrollers.
PSoC 6 is a single-chip solution targeted at a wide array of IoT applications, including wearables, smart home appliances and industrial automation. It offers longer battery life, more data processing, and built-in security features for protecting IoT devices against cyber-vulnerabilities and threats.
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