New PSoC(R) Textbook Addresses the Basics of Mixed-Signal Embedded Design

“Introduction to Mixed-Signal, Embedded Design,” a new textbook written by Dr. Alex N. Doboli and Dr. Edward H. Currie is now available. The textbook, which focuses on PSoC(R) mixed-signal array design, is written for upper division undergraduate and first-year graduate curricula and focuses on defining the characteristics of embedded design, embedded mixed-signal architectures, and top-down design. It also presents optimized implementations of these designs. The textbook is available at

The textbook discusses topics including the hardware and software used to implement analog and digital interfaces, various filter structures, amplifiers and other signal-conditioning circuits, pulse-width modulators, timers, and data structures for handling multiple similar peripheral devices.

The authors selected the PSoC architecture to illustrate many of the text’s key points based largely on the device’s capability to deliver a broad range of components typical of a mixed-signal embedded system. The practical exercises contained in the companion laboratory manual, which was co-authored by Cypress Staff Applications Engineer Dave Van Ess, are also based on PSoC. PSoC’s integrated microcontroller, highly configurable analog/digital peripherals and full set of development tools make it an ideal learning tool for developing mixed-signal embedded design skills.

“Alex Doboli and Edward Currie are two of academia’s premier authorities on mixed-signal and embedded systems,” said Patrick Kane, director of Cypress’s University Alliance Program. “Their tireless work on this effort and decision to use PSoC as the text’s primary learning platform will ensure students receive an unparalleled learning experience.”

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