Cypress : Environmental kit allows easy set-up of weather station

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced the CY3271-EXP1 Environmental Sensing Kit. The kit is the first of many future expansion offerings for the recently introduced PSoC(r) First Touch(tm) Starter Kit with CyFi(tm) Low-Power RF. The Environmental Sensing Kit includes two boards – a weather station expansion board that includes sensors for atmospheric pressure, humidity, temperature and ambient light (all of which can be operated and monitored simultaneously); along with a pigtail thermistor board for measuring temperature in remote locations. The new kit is ideal for designers of systems such as HVAC system monitors, weather stations, and environmental sensor alarms.

The sensing kit is easy to use right out of the box. Designers use the “Sense and Control Dashboard” software included in the new FirstTouch Starter Kit to quickly set-up and monitor a wired or wireless sensor network through the intuitive visual dashboard. The combination of the Environmental Sensing Kit and the dashboard enable data logging, data aggregation, alarms, and sensor calibration for nearly any type of sensor. In addition, the kit supports custom expansion for designers who want to develop their own applications. For more information on the kit and to order it online, visit

The new CyFi(tm) Low-Power RF solution delivers the industry's leading combination of reliable connectivity, power-efficiency and superior range, and is supported by the flexible and easy-to-use PSoC(r) programmable system-on-chip. PSoC reduces the complexity of quantifying a sensor's signal by integrating the amplification, filtering, and ADC stages into a single device. Additionally, the PSoC's analog MUX allows multiple sensors to be connected concurrently.

“The new Environmental Sensing Kit is an ideal platform to showcase the outstanding analog integration capabilities of the PSoC architecture for sensor applications,” said Erin Kettwig, senior PSoC marketing manager for Cypress. “In addition, it pairs with the new FirstTouch Starter Kit to demonstrate the simplicity and reliability of the new CyFi Low-Power RF solution.”


The CY3271-EXP1 Environmental Sensing Kit is available today from and from authorized distributors. It is priced at US$99.99. The CY3271 PSoC FirstTouch Starter Kit is also available, priced at $69.95

About The CY3271 PSoC FirstTouch Starter Kit with CyFi Low-Power RF

The CY3271 PSoC FirstTouch Starter Kit with CyFi Low-Power RF is a low-cost USB thumbdrive kit including PSoC IDE software, a sense and control dashboard for data collection, a PC dongle with RF, a multifunction board, an RF expansion board with power amplifiers for long-range wireless applications, and two battery boards. Designers can also use the kit to leverage the touch-sensing, temperature-sensing, lighting-sensing and proximity sensing capabilities of PSoC devices.

About Cypress

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC(r) programmable system-on-chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity technologies ranging from its CyFi(tm) Low-Power RF solution, to West Bridge(r) and EZ-USB(r) FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY.

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Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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