System-On-Chips

A system-on-chip (SOC) is an integrated circuit that combines all of the functions of a computer or other electronic system onto one microchip. Commonly found in smartphones, wireless routers, tablets, and wearable tech, system-on-chips process the increasingly complex computing needs of many small devices. In contrast to the traditional motherboard format of PC architecture, which allows for separate, function-specific components to be added and removed as desired from the central interfacing circuit board, SOCs integrate all of these functions into a single circuit.

RS Components offer a range of SOCs from leading brands, including Cypress Semiconductor, Nordic Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, and more.

What are system-on-chips used for?

System-on-chips are very commonly found in mobile computing and electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablets. They are also found in embedded systems, such as Wi-Fi routers, and are also found in gadgets in the growing industry of the Internet of Things (IoT). Their low power consumption combined with their compact size makes them suitable for use in these small applications. They may combine digital, analogue, mixed-signal and even radio-frequency functions all on one chip.

What is in a system-on-chip?

A system-on-chip can include various elements that would be typically found on a regular motherboard-based circuit, with the specific features varying depending on how it's used. The general breakdown tends to contain the following:

  • The CPU – the central processing unit, responsible for performing logic, arithmetic, control, and input/output (I/O) operations.
  • The GPU – the graphical processing unit responsible for creating all imagery on the device, allowing photos and videos to be viewed, games to be played, etc.
  • RAM – Random Access Memory is typically used to store working data and machine code and is required to run apps and other software.
  • ROM – Read-Only Memory is a type of non-volatile memory used to store data that is typically unchanged during the system's lifetime, also known as the firmware. This data cannot be electronically modified after the memory device has been manufactured.
  • The modem – radio modems are used to wirelessly transfer data independent of satellite networks; in a smart device, like phones or tablets, the modem will be responsible for connections to 3G and 4G networks.

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RS Stock No. 125-4184
Mfr. Part No.CY8C29466-24SXI
MYR56.66
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount SOIC 28 18.11 x 7.62 x 2.37mm 2.37mm 18.11mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 7.62mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C27643-24PVXI
MYR51.67
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capsense Development, DElta Sigma ADCs, Embedded, Flash, I/O, LED, PSoC 1 Mixed-Signal Array, SRAM, USB CMOS Surface Mount SSOP 48 16 x 7.6 x 2.79mm 2.79mm 16mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 7.6mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C27443-24PVXI
MYR36.478
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Microcontroller - CMOS Surface Mount SSOP 28 10.4 x 5.6 x 1.85mm 1.85mm 10.4mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 5.6mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C4124LQI-443
MYR9.096
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Microcontroller Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 40 6 x 6 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 6mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 6mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C23533-24LQXI
MYR15.028
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 32 5 x 5 x 0.53mm 0.53mm 5mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 5mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C3246LTI-149
MYR35.80
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Microcontroller - CMOS Surface Mount QFN 68 8 x 8 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 8mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 8mm
RS Stock No. 125-4187
Mfr. Part No.CY8C4124LQI-443
MYR12.35
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Microcontroller Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 40 6 x 6 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 6mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 6mm
RS Stock No. 125-4167
Mfr. Part No.CY8C24794-24LTXI
MYR33.25
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 56 8 x 8 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 8mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 8mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C24894-24LTXI
MYR43.48
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 56 8 x 8 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 8mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 8mm
RS Stock No. 178-3271
Mfr. Part No.CY8C29666-24LTXI
MYR39.782
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Microcontroller - CMOS Surface Mount QFN 48 7 x 7 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 7mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 7mm
RS Stock No. 171-0934
Mfr. Part No.CY8C21634-24LTXI
MYR14.60
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LED, PSoC 1 Mixed-Signal Array, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 32 5 x 5 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 5mm 5.25 V +85 °C 2.4 V -40 °C 5mm
RS Stock No. 178-3317
Mfr. Part No.CY8C3446AXI-099
MYR51.27
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Microcontroller - CMOS Surface Mount TQFP 100 14 x 14 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 14mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 14mm
RS Stock No. 125-4161
Mfr. Part No.CY8C22545-24AXI
MYR32.205
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount TQFP 44 10 x 10 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 10mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 10mm
RS Stock No. 171-0937
Mfr. Part No.CY8C24423A-24LTXI
MYR15.968
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 32 5 x 5 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 5mm 5.25 V +85 °C 2.4 V -40 °C 5mm
RS Stock No. 125-4193
Mfr. Part No.CY8C5268AXI-LP047
MYR53.63
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Microcontroller Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount TQFP 100 14 x 14 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 14mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 14mm
RS Stock No. 125-4188
Mfr. Part No.CY8C4124PVI-442
MYR11.888
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Microcontroller Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount SSOP 28 10.4 x 5.6 x 1.85mm 1.85mm 10.4mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 5.6mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C3866LTI-068
MYR57.84
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Microcontroller - CMOS Surface Mount QFN 48 7 x 7 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 7mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 7mm
RS Stock No. 178-3273
Mfr. Part No.CY8C3245AXI-158
MYR29.82
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Microcontroller - CMOS Surface Mount TQFP 100 14 x 14 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 14mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 14mm
RS Stock No. 125-4192
Mfr. Part No.CY8C5267AXI-LP051
MYR54.30
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Microcontroller Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount TQFP 100 14 x 14 x 1.4mm 1.4mm 14mm 5.5 V +85 °C 1.71 V -40 °C 14mm
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Mfr. Part No.CY8C24894-24LTXI
MYR25.621
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Microprocessor Automotive, Capacitive Sensing, Controller, Embedded, Flash, LCD, LED, USB CMOS Surface Mount QFN 56 8 x 8 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 8mm 5.25 V +85 °C 3 V -40 °C 8mm