3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2015 12:31 AM by user_78878863

    Adding the PRoC module to the CY8CKIT-043 board

    user_285756223

      Has anyone personally added the PRoC module to the CY8CKIT-043 board?

         

      I am wondering how 'easy' it is to hand solder the module to the board.. 

         

      any tips? tricks? videos?

        • 1. Re: Adding the PRoC module to the CY8CKIT-043 board
          user_1377889

          I am a fan of breakout boards, bredboards and coloured wires because from time to time I have to build a proof-of concept or I have to connect my idea to an existing device. So I would build a separate pcb and make an I2C connection to control it from the main board.

             

          Of course, when you are enthusiastic for low space you may glue the PRoC module to a free space on the -043 and wire it directly. Only problem will be to arrange the programming of the PRoC module.

             

           

             

          Bob

          • 2. Re: Adding the PRoC module to the CY8CKIT-043 board
            user_285756223

            I too like using breakout boards... however, since Cypress is promoting this as a viable option (ie, designing it into the board as well as providing information in the user guide) I was hoping it would be fairly easy to drop it on there without the extra effort/cost of the breakout design .. and not sure I can solder that many tiny wires to the module by hand :)

            • 3. Re: Adding the PRoC module to the CY8CKIT-043 board
              user_78878863

              The best would be using a hot-air gun and doing reflow soldering (using solder paste).

                 

              Next best thing is probably fixing the module with kapton tape, and then use a fine solder wire to solder the connections. They are on the outside of the module, although just a little bit. This should be enough to get solder on them. If you create shorts, use solder wick to remove them. For a prototype this is OK I think, but I would not do it for a production run.