The compiler itself (ARM GCC) is freely available. But I believe the PSOC Creator IDE is intended for use with cypress' products.
Yes, I was referring to ARM core in Cypress' PSoCs.
One of the reasons for me wanting to migrate to a more powerful core is because I needed a DMA controller in the PSoC (not available in M0).
I worry I am unable to financially support my projects if I go beyond M0 (compilers are expensive!).
Glad to know that it is free.
You may use a CY8CKit-043 prototyping kit which uses a PSoC-M series chip that has got DMA.
It's like free samples from a pusher. It gets you hooked on the psoc way of doing things. Works with PSOC 4,5,6,7 (6&7 coming soon we hope). even starting to work with the spansion chips.
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I think, we have to be more precise:
The Gnu C Compiler package (GCC) for ARM is free.
The Cypress IDE is needed to define and set the properties of the internal PSoC hardware. Fortunately it is free as well.
Designing the sources can be done with any of the free and non-free IDEs (ie Eclipse) when hardware specs are finished.
I am already hooked to psoc :P
At the moment, I am not picky on IDEs as long as there is no compiler restriction.
Thank you for the clarification Bob!
I don't know how I overlooked this.
Thanks for the link! :)