MCU portfolio extended with new PSoC Edge family of products

14-11-2023 | Infineon | Semiconductors

Infineon Technologies AG has announced a new family of MCUs in the PSoC portfolio of Arm Cortex-based high-performance, low-power, secured devices. PSoC Edge is intended for next-generation responsive compute and control applications, featuring hardware-assisted ML acceleration. The new family of MCUs provide next-level end-user experiences by facilitating end products to be more intelligent and intuitively usable by lowering the barrier in human-machine interaction and adding contextual awareness to end applications. They do so while supplying robust privacy and safety protection via embedded Infineon Edge Protect technologies.

"Infineon's new PSoC Edge portfolio is built on years of experience delivering solutions to intelligently control, interact, and connect our world with highly usable and powerful MCU-based systems," said Steve Tateosian, senior vice president of Microcontrollers of Infineon. "They offer an ideal mix of scalable power and performance to support emerging AI/ML requirements, extensive HMI capabilities and security features required for next-generation applications. All supported with a deep ecosystem of software and tools, fit for task."

The PSoC Edge devices are based on high-performance Arm Cortex-M55, including Helium DSP support paired with Arm Ethos-U55 and Cortex-M33 paired with the company's ultra-low power NNLite – a proprietary hardware accelerator intended to accelerate the neural networks used in ML and AI application. Support for 'always-on' sensing and response makes the devices perfect for advanced IoT and industrial segments such as smart home, security, wearables, robotics, and many more. The family of devices come with generous on-chip memories, including non-volatile RRAM and high-speed, secured external memory support. The family supplies scalability for increasingly sophisticated next-generation intelligent systems while facilitating software reuse and portability.

The enhanced intelligence of the family extends support for advanced graphics, voice, audio, and vision-based applications to the existing PSoC portfolio. The new family allows easy migration of applications within the family and an upgrade path from existing designs.

Supported by a rich set of enablement, developers can employ the power of PSoC Edge for their current and future design needs. With strong ecosystem partners, comprehensive documentation, and the industry-recognised ModusToolbox software, including integration with the Imagimob Studio AI solution, PSoC Edge accelerates time-to-market.

By Seb Springall