Oscium (www.oscium.com) has announced that it has chosen Cypress Semiconductor’s (www.cypress.com) PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip for its revolutionary iMSO-104 mixed signal oscilloscope for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
“Our engineers selected the PSoC 3 platform because it delivers the perfect combination of low-power consumption, processing power, and flexible communications interfaces,” explained Bryan Lee, President of Oscium.
“Our focus is on making test equipment more intuitive and easier to use. We call it innovation for inventors. PSoC 3 helps us deliver on that promise.”
The first mixed-signal oscilloscope in the market that leverages Apple’s iOS devices, Oscium’s iMSO-104 is the world’s smallest and most portable oscilloscope. Featuring a five MHz bandwidth and a maximum real-time sampling rate of 12 megasamples per second, the iMSO-104 is the ideal solution for field sales and application engineers as well as students and hobbyists. This new oscilloscope can also simultaneously analyze one analog signal with a maximum of four digital signals.
The iMSO-104’s integrated PSoC 3 device seamlessly processes the incoming digital and analog signals as well as manages the two-way communication of the oscilloscope with any iOS device through Apple’s proprietary dock connector.
“We’re very pleased to see PSoC 3 adding value to this innovative yet handy product, which taps into Apple’s massive iOS installed base,” remarked Leon Tan, Marketing Manager for Cypress’s MFi and Mobile Accessories Solutions.
“Oscium is a great example of how Apple’s iOS and MFi developer programs open up a whole new realm of opportunities for app developers and accessory manufacturers. This product also showcases the many advantages that make PSoC the perfect solution for designers of iOS-based ‘app-cessory’ products.”