PSoC 6 bridges the gap between expensive, power hungry application processors and low‑performance microcontrollers (MCUs). The ultra‑low‑power PSoC 6 MCU architecture offers the processing performance needed by IoT devices, eliminating the tradeoffs between power and performance. The PSoC 6 MCU contains a dual‑core architecture, with both cores on a single chip. It has an Arm® Cortex®‑M4 for high‑performance tasks, and an Arm® Cortex®‑M0+ for low-power tasks, and with security built-in, your IoT system is protected.
Emerging IoT devices require increased processing and security without a penalty to cost and power.
PSoC 6 Dual-Core MCU Architecture
Lowest Power MCUs
IoT devices are often battery powered, making battery life a critical factor. The PSoC 6 MCU architecture is built on cutting‑edge, ultra‑low‑power 40‑nm process technology, and provides two Arm® Cortex®‑M cores. Active power consumption is as low as 22‑µA/MHz for the M4 core and as low as 15‑µA/MHz for the M0+ core. PSoC 6 delivers extended battery life without sacrificing performance.
The rapid growth of the IoT is sparking a need for innovation in IoT products. The PSoC 6 MCU architecture's best‑in‑class flexibility enables the addition of new features and addresses the need for unique IoT products with multiple connectivity options such as USB and BLE, software‑defined peripherals to create custom analog and digital circuits and CapSense®, the industry's best capacitive‑sensing solution. In addition, a flexible dual‑core architecture is used to optimize for system power consumption and performance. The possibilities are endless.
With more devices becoming connected to the IoT, cyber security becomes an important issue to address. Secured connections must be established between hardware, cloud applications and servers, and finally users and services. The PSoC 6 MCU architecture supports multiple, simultaneous secure environments without the need for external memories or secure elements. PSoC 6 offers scalable secure memory for multiple independent user-defined security policies, preventing your IoT device from becoming a security liability. PSoC 6 provides you with a new standard for IoT security.