PSoC® 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP AN Project File Naming Convention and Use – KBA84803

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Question: What do the naming conventions in PSoC® 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP application note (AN) project files mean? How do you select a device and a device revision in PSoC Creator™?




Understanding naming conventions:

Application notes are updated when a new silicon version or a new version of PSoC Creator is released. The silicon version and software version supported for a particular application note are specified along with the zip file of the corresponding project. See Figure 1 for an example.

Figure 1. Application Note and Project Files

App Note files

In Figure 1, the first zip file ( contains the project for AN57473, which is designed using PSoC Creator 3.0 and supports PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP devices for production. The second zip file ( contains projects for AN57473, which were designed using previous versions of PSoC Creator software. This supports only PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices.

Table 1 indicates the PSoC devices, PSoC Creator versions, compilers, and development kits that will work with this application note project:

Table 1. PSoC Creator Versions and Development Kits for the Application Note Project Files

PSoC creator versions

Selecting a device and device revision:

Go to Project > Device Selector in PSoC Creator. If you are using a PSoC 3 device (such as CY8C3866AXI-040) with production revision, then use the selection shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Device Selector in PSoC Creator

Device selector

Similarly, select the appropriate device number to work with the PSoC 4 device family (CY8C4245AXI-483) and the PSoC 5LP family (for example, CY8C5868AXI-LP035).