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Welcome to the third session of the ModusToolbox Training Series!

 

In the previous session, we learnt about Digital Peripherals on PSoC 6 and how you can interact with them using the HAL, the PDL, and the BSP.

 

In this session, we are going to introduce you to the industry-leading capacitive touch sensing solution, CapSense. You will learn how to build basic CapSense Applications in Modus Toolbox using the CapSense Middleware Library. This session has interesting demo projects at the end to get started with building your own CapSense application!

 

Duration: 90 mins

 

Hardware:

The exercises created as part of this training series have been tested to work on the following boards. The exercises might need minor modifications if being used for a different board.

 

Contents:

  1. Introduction to CapSense Technology
  2. CapSense Widgets
  3. Self Capacitance vs Mutual Capacitance sensing
    • When to use Self Cap, When to use Mutual Cap
  4. Introduction to CapSense Hardware Architecture
  5. Basic Terminologies to understand this training
  6. CapSense Performance Tuning
    • SmartSense
    • Manual Tuning
  7. CapSense Middleware Library
  8. ModusToolbox CapSense Configurator Tool
  9. Build your first CapSense Project
    • CapSense Initialization
    • Scanning and Processing
    • Checking Widget Status
  10. CapSense Data Structure
  11. CapSense Tuner GUI
    • Adding CapSense Tuner Support using EZI2C interface
    • Viewing CapSense Raw data
    • Tuning your sensors at run time!
    • Measuring Signal to Noise for your sensors
  12. Advanced Topics
    • Firmware filters
    • Multi Frequency Scanning
    • Pipeline Scanning using Low Level APIs
    • Liquid Tolerance in CapSense Designs
    • Built in Self Test
    • Gestures detection in CapSense
  13. Resources

 

Using the Training Material:

The presentation used in the video is attached to the blog. Jump to 1 : 43 s in the video to get started with the session.

 

The training material and exercises are hosted here: ModusToolbox Training Session 3 Github Repository

 

Have any Questions?

Feel free to drop in your queries in the Cypress Developer Community.

Welcome to the second session of the ModusToolbox Training Series!

 

In the last session, we set up ModusToolbox, got an overview of the software but we didn't exactly get our hands dirty by creating any applications.

 

In this session, we are going to learn all about Digital Peripherals on the PSoC6 and how you can interact with them using the HAL, the PDL, and the BSP. This session comes packed with plenty of exercises and by the end of it, you will have sufficient knowledge to create applications on our own!

 

Duration: 90 mins

 

Hardware:

The exercises created as part of this training series have been tested to work on the following boards. The exercises might need minor modifications if being used for a different board.

 

Contents:

  1. A quick recap of Session 1
  2. What’s new in ModusToolbox 2.1?
  3. Introduction to Digital Peripherals
    1. PSoC 6 Device Architecture
    2. PSoC 6 Digital Peripherals
      • Programmable Digital
      • Fixed Function Digital
  4. High-Speed Input / Output Matrix (HSIOM)
  5. Smart-IO
    1. Smart-IO Configurator
    2. Look-up table (LUT)
    3. Using Smart-IO in your application
    4. Exercises
  6. TCPWM
    1. Overview
    2. Counter functionality
    3. Understanding HAL
    4. Using Timer in your application using HAL and PDL
    5. Using Counter in your application using PDL
    6. Using PWM in your application using HAL and PDL
    7. Exercises on TCPWM
  7. Serial Communication Blocks (SCB)
    1. Introduction to UART / SPI / I2C
    2. Using SCBs in your application using HAL and PDL
    3. Exercises on SCBs
  8.   Resources

 

Using the Training Material:

The presentation used in the video is attached to the blog. Jump to 4:15s in the video to skip the general introductions and get right to the training.

 

The training material and exercises are hosted here: ModusToolbox Training Session2 Github Repository

 

The file Exercises_ReadMe.pdf attached to the blog highlights the steps to import the exercises into ModusToolbox and use them.

 

In the next session, we will learn about Cypress's industry-leading capacitive touch sensing solution CapSense and how we can create exciting applications using it in ModusToolbox.

 

Have any Questions?

Feel free to drop in your queries in the Cypress Developer Community.

ModusToolbox software is a set of multi-platform development tools and libraries that lets you create interesting applications on your favorite Cypress kits. Due to its vastness, understanding all the features and aspects that come with it might be a challenge! They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so having a video series, you can only imagine how helpful they will be to accelerate this process and we have done just that.

 

Introducing the ModusToolbox Training Series!

 

In the first session, we will have a deep dive into the world of ModusToolbox and understand all the features and capabilities on a high level!

 

Duration: 90 mins

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Download ModusToolbox™ 2.1 from here.
  • Follow the steps to install it here.
  • Once installed, follow the steps mentioned in the Getting Started Guide to create your first application.

 

Note:

  • If there are firewall restrictions, you need to follow a couple more steps to get your environment configured as mentioned here.
  • If the user name on your system contains spaces or special characters, follow the steps mentioned in the User Guide to install ModusToolbox at a custom location.
  • If application creation fails, please refer to this KBA to get your environment cleaned.
  • Once the application is built, program the kit.
  • If you’ve reached this stage, great! You’re ready for the training!

 

(OPTIONAL) To understand the training better, take some time to go through the following material:

 

Hardware:

The exercises created as part of this training series have been tested to work on the following boards. The exercises might need minor modifications if being used for a different board.

 

Contents:

  1. Introduction to ModusToolbox 2.0
    1. What is ModusToolbox?
    2. What comes with the installer?
    3. Design Goals
    4. Where is the SDK?
  2. Core Tools
    1. Build Infrastructure
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating a project
      3. Autodiscover and project creation
      4. Libraries, .lib files and make getlibs
  • Library Manager
  • Creating an executable
  • Building code from within the IDE
  • Program and Debug
  1. Configurators and Tools
    1. Introduction
    2. New configurators and tools
    3. Utilities
    4. ModusToolbox IDE
  2. Software Enablement
    1. Introduction
    2. Low-level resources
    3. Peripheral Driver Library (PDL)
    4. Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL)
    5. Board Support Package (BSP)
    6. PDL, HAL, BSP, what do you use?
    7. Middleware
    8. Code examples
  3. Supported Ecosystems
    1. PSoC6 MCU and Bluetooth SoC Ecosystem
    2. MbedOS Ecosystem
    3. Amazon FreeRTOS Ecosystem
    4. Amazon FreeRTOS Libraries
  4. Resources

 

Using the Training Material:

The presentation used in the video is attached to the blog. All the materials that will be part of this training series can be found here: ModusToolbox Training Github Repository

 

This being an introductory session does not have any exercises. In the next session, we will look at the Digital Peripherals in PSoC6 and some cool exercises to crystallize your learnings.

 

Have any Questions?

Feel free to drop in your queries in the Cypress Developer Community.

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