An Architecture for a Configurable Mixed-Signal Device

IEEE Journal Publication

The following abstract is from a journal publication titled, "An Architecture for a Configurable Mixed-Signal Device," which has been published in the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Volume 38, Number 3, page 565.

Abstract

The mixed-signal programmable system-on-a-chip (PSoC) architecure for high-volume, low-cost applications is presented. Programmable analog, digital, and clocking circuits are combined with Flash memory and a microcontroller to provide a platform for single chip solutions for low-cost consumer applications. Both programmable analog and digital circuits are designed to support a moderate level of abstraction, balancing flexibility against cost and performance. A rough comparison of alternative approaches based on functionality and cost is presented.