System-on-Chip Technology and Tools

Tue, May 15 2007, 7:00 pm              System-on-Chip Technology and Tools 1

Jason Baumbach will show how System-on-Chip (SoC) technology reduces component count and lowers bill-of-materials costs by describing its use in the following applications:

    • backlight control
    • voltage sequencing
    • voltage monitoring
    • temperature sensing
    • peripheral USB interfaces

Jason will also describe the use of SoC in the following user interface technologies:

      • resistive touchscreens
      • capacitive touchscreens (both surface and projected capacitance)
      • capacitive buttons/sliders/touchpads
      • capacitive proximity detection
      • piezoelectric pressure sensors
      • pyroelectric infrared proximity detection

Jason will then demonstrate use of the Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) Express visual embedded design tool to generate a complete application ready to program into a device. In under 15 minutes, he will create a design that performs potentiometer position sensing, drives a 4-digit 7-segment LED with the voltage read from the pot, drives LEDs as a bargraph for the pot, and acts as an I2C master to read CapSense buttons from a device acting as an I2C slave.

Jason will also describe how Cypress Semiconductor’s CYPros program helps consultants find clients. A CYPros Certified Consultant is an independent consultant who has demonstrated competence in Cypress’s USB, WirelessUSB and PSoC (Programmable System-on-Chip) Mixed Signal Arrays products. Cypress provides an online method to allow its customers to find CYPros Certified Consultants.

CNSV and Cypress are teaming to help CNSV members become CYPros Certified Consultants.

System-on-Chip Technology and Tools 2About the speaker,  Jason G. Baumbach, Cypress Semiconductor

Jason G. Baumbach is a Field Applications Engineer (FAE) at Cypess Semiconductor. After graduating from the University of Dayton in 1992, he served in the US Air Force for seven years where he worked on a variety of military-related technology products including adaptive optics. In 1999 he joined Cypress Semiconductor as an applications engineer and has had a variety of technical roles in three product lines.

Jason has one patent issued and three patents pending, and has presented at the Network Systems Design conference, Communications Design conference, ION-GPS and other conferences. As an FAE, he currently works with customers on a variety of embedded systems including networking equipment, consumer devices and medical/industrial equipment.

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