Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a new development platform for iPhone and iPod accessories based on its new PSoC 3 architecture. Designers can use Cypress’s new CY8CKIT-023 PSoC Expansion Board Kit For iPhone & iPod Accessories — a plug-in board to Cypress’s CY8CKIT-001 PSoC Platform Development Kit — to streamline design of mobile accessories using the PSoC programmable system-on-chip architecture.
The new kit leverages the iPhone OS operating system of Apple’s iPhone and iPod products and the corresponding iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit) to provide a two-way communication interface between apps from Apple’s App Store and corresponding accessories. The PSoC-based development platform enables integrated, modular design of functions such as capacitive touch-sensing, LCD segment drive and much more for traditional iPhone and iPod accessories such as audio docks and speakers, chargers and automotive products.
It also opens up a new realm of accessories that can leverage the 480 x 320 touchscreen display and many other features of the iPhone and iPod touch for a myriad of markets and applications, including health and wellness, point-of-sale, RFID, and diagnostics and instrumentation tools. Details on the new kit and a video demonstration are available at www.cypress.com/go/cy8ckit-023 ; for more information on the Made for iPod program, visit http://developer.apple.com/ipod .