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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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Assembling digital blocks using the same basic digital technologies is much easier than assembling complex analogue circuits and systems.
The PSoC 5 architecture also includes the powerful, PLD-based Universal Digital Blocks for implementing standard and custom digital peripherals.
The PowerPSoC family integrates four constant-current regulators and four 32V MOSFETs with Cypress's PSoC programmable system-on-chip, which includes programmable analog and digital blocks, a microcontroller, and memory.
The PowerPSoC family integrates from one to four constant-current regulators and 32V/1A MOSFETs with Cypress's PSoC([R]) programmable system-on-chip, which includes a microcontroller, programmable analog and digital blocks, and memory.
The solutions also allow precise design of custom digital blocks to meet the critical size and power requirements that often times can not be achieved through general purpose automated place-and-route tools.
The new laboratory will expose the students to the PSoC platform, a flexible family of devices with programmable analog and digital blocks integrated with a microcontroller.
The devices integrate four constant-current regulators and four 32V MOSFETs with Cypress's PSoC([R]) programmable system-on-chip, which includes programmable analog and digital blocks, a microcontroller, and memory.
The CY8C28xxx PSoC 1 architecture integrates up to 16 programmable analog and 12 digital blocks with an 8-bit microcontroller, a unique combination that offers designers unmatched flexibility.

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