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TMCNet:  element14 launches Development Kit for Cypress' New PSoC 4 Architecture in China; Easy-to-use Kit includes Connectors for Arduino-Compatible Shields and Digilent PMOD daughter cards

[December 13, 2013]

element14 launches Development Kit for Cypress' New PSoC 4 Architecture in China; Easy-to-use Kit includes Connectors for Arduino-Compatible Shields and Digilent PMOD daughter cards

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Shanghai -- element14 , a distributor of technology products and solutions for electronics system design, maintenance and repair, has launched in China the new PSoC 4 Development Kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The powerful new kit costs RMB116.30, and lets designers discover the capabilities of the new PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture, which combines Cypress' best-in-class PSoC analog and digital fabric with ARM    's power-efficient Cortex(TM)-M0 core.

The PSoC 4 Development Kit built to the Cypress Pioneer Kit design is highly expandable. It includes connectors for Arduino-compatible shields and Digilent    PMOD(TM) daughter cards, enabling customers to pick from a variety of third-party expansion boards. In addition, an onboard PSoC 5LP device serves as the programmer and debugger, eliminating the need for external programmers.

"PSoC 4 is a game-changing product that marries PSoC's unique programmable analog and digital fabric with the powerful, economical ARM Cortex-M0 processor," said John Weil, senior director of PSoC Marketing for Cypress. "This new PSoC 4 Development Kit is the perfect development platform for this architecture because it provides tremendous functionality at a low price. We're very pleased to partner with element14 and Embest to help satisfy pent-up demand for this product from customers in China." "The PSoC 4 Development Kit provides easy access to the compelling combination of low power ARM M0 and Cypress' user programmable mixed-signal hardware," said David Adams, Senior Director of Technology Development at element14. "We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Cypress to bring this new product to China and excited about the opportunities the near limitless flexibility of PSoC4 offers to the design engineer." Design engineers enjoy a space to share project concepts with over 200,000 members in the award-winning online community element14 , the first of its kind. Go to - The new PSoC 4 device class will challenge proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit devices. Cypress's platform solution PSoC 4, PSoC Creator and PSoC Components simplifies and accelerates the design process, reduces bills of material, and provides extraordinary system value. A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions, and "future-proof" designs, enabling designers to transform resources on-the-fly.

The PSoC 4 architecture offers best-in-class power leakage of 150 nA while retaining SRAM memory, programmable logic, and the ability to wake up from an interrupt. In addition to capacitive sensing, PSoC 4 targets field-oriented control (FOC) motor control, temperature sensing, security access, portable medical, and many other applications. It is available at About element14 element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, element14 is the trusted global source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Asia Pacific.

For more information visit the website: Australia: China: Korea: Hong Kong: India: Malaysia: New Zealand: Philippines: Singapore: Taiwan: Thailand: About Premier Farnell Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 Community for design engineers -- an industry first ( ). With sales last year of 952m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers' needs.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly. It trades locally as Farnell in Europe, Newark/element14 in North America and Mexico and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.

Key facts - Operations in 35 different countries - 4,100 employees - Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries - Over 3,500 leading suppliers - Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand - Global leader in RoHS, WEEE, REACH For more information visit the website at Premier Farnell .

For news updates from element14 visit: Premier Farnell News Centre -- Twitter - @element14news; @element14 Facebook -- /element14page YouTube -- element14 Community -- Email: Media Contact Details: Christina Loh Communications, element14 Asia Pacific Tel: +65 6671 8769 Email: ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at on the world wide web. Inquiries to


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