9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2015 6:47 AM by user_14586677

    new @ creator, seek guidance

    user_420283366

      Hello all,

         

      Greetings for the day.

         

      I am just starting to understand the PSoC Creator, for that I had it downloaded from the Cypress's site & now it's showing me this message as in screenshot.

         

      Guide me with it.

         

      Also I tried to configure the Matrix kepad with it but as it just showed Capsense_CSD block, I was unable to get the designing or visual interface as I used to get with the PSoC 1 in PSoC designer 5.4.

         

      Where can I see that matrix pattern configured & where can I define the specific pins for the each row/column?

         

      In an overall I want to have basic idea about configuring the components, having them visualized, & help on how to check  or interface them with Pioneer kit? As in PSoC 1 i had a ref board for checkong BTNs & Sliders, but here i wish to configure a Matrix Keypad how should I proceed? Please give me guidelines to work with PSoC Creator & PSoC 4 (CY8CKIT042 Pioneer kit).

         

      Please mind I'm switching from PSoC 1 to PSoC 4, directly.

         

       

         

       

         

      Thanks & Regards-

         

      Amit

        • 1. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
          user_1377889

          Click on the button "Get license online", and fill out the form. You will receive an email containing the license code.

             

           

             

          As for the CapSense: search in CapSense datasheet for "matrix"

             

          Put a Capsense component onto your sheet and start to configure it.

             

          Under the Widgets-tab you'll find matrix buttons which you need to "add"

             

          Configurer number of rows and columns (default was 5) for your buttons

             

          and so on, as the datasheet tells.

             

          Have you already got a pcb with your buttons? If no, you could try using conductive ink on overhead foil.

             

           

             

          Bob

          • 2. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
            user_420283366

            Thanks Bob,

               

            1) I have got the Capsense_CSD module in the Creator & was able to configure it for the matrix formation of buttons. My real trouble is, how to analyse the configuration done in creator on-board? Where to find the 2nd board which will have matrix buttons on it?

               

            Do you mean to say, I need the matrix buttons board designed + PCB ready before working for it with the PSoC 4 & Creator?

               

            Doesn't their come any ready module, pilot to test like it was with the PSoC 1? If Yes, where to find them?

               

            If it doesn't, are there some ref. designs for me to try with std. configurations like 4x4 or 3x4 etc?

               

            2) I'm going through the Creator 101 video series to understand it, please help me get it quick; anything simplified.

               

            3) As for the PSoC 4 I have plans to buy a CY8CKIT-042 PSoC 4 PIONEER KIT,

               

            with that I was suggested to have MiniProg3  for the programming various devices (as an universal programmer). Do I need to have it? Yes, I have plans to switch the controller used. Please Guide.

               

            Waiting...

               

            Regards-

               

            Amit

            • 3. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
              user_14586677


                 

              1) I have got the Capsense_CSD module in the Creator & was able to configure it for the matrix formation of buttons. My real trouble is, how to analyse the configuration done in creator on-board? Where to find the 2nd board which will have matrix buttons on it?

                 

              Do you mean to say, I need the matrix buttons board designed + PCB ready before working for it with the PSoC 4 & Creator?

                 

              Doesn't their come any ready module, pilot to test like it was with the PSoC 1? If Yes, where to find them?

                 

              If it doesn't, are there some ref. designs for me to try with std. configurations like 4x4 or 3x4 etc?

                 

               

                 

                  

                 

                       

                 

              http://www.cypress.com/?rID=100752     CY8CKIT-024 CapSense Proximity Shield

                 

              http://www.cypress.com/?rID=78578     AN85951 - PSoC® 4 CapSense® Design Guide   Page 32 / 33 for kits

                 

               

                 

                  

                 

                        http://www.mouser.com/new/terasic-technologies/terasic-cypCapSense/

                 

               

                 

               

                 

              2) I'm going through the Creator 101 video series to understand it, please help me get it quick; anything simplified.

                 

               

                 

              Thats the best approach is the video series. Also contact local FAE, they can do quick

                 

              demos in your facility.

                 

               

                 

               

                 

              3) As for the PSoC 4 I have plans to buy a CY8CKIT-042 PSoC 4 PIONEER KIT,

                 

              with that I was suggested to have MiniProg3  for the programming various devices (as an universal programmer). Do I need to have it?

                 

               

                 

              The Pioneer board has a PSOC 5LP and a PSOC 4 on it. The former is used to implement

                 

              debugging and programming of the PSOC 4. So you do not need a Miniprog3 to work with

                 

              this kit.

                 

               

                 

               

                 

              Regards, Dana.

              • 4. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
                user_420283366

                Hey Dana,

                   

                What if I plan to use the controller from PSoC 4100 family (e.g. CY8C4125AXI-483), will I be able to debug and program that device with 042 pioneer kit?

                   

                Thanks & Regards-

                   

                Amit

                • 5. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
                  user_14586677

                  The -042 pioneer kit is a psoc 42xx part. If you want true 41xx part

                     

                  proto the following -

                     

                   

                     

                      

                     

                           

                     

                  http://www.cypress.com/?rID=92146     PSOC-049

                     

                  http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/100/CY8CKIT-049-4xxx_PSoC4_Prototyping_Kit_Guide_001-9-321160.pdf

                     

                   

                     

                   

                     

                  You will need a Miniprog3 to do debug with this kit.

                     

                   

                     

                  You could use a pioneer board to write / debug, then change the part number in project

                     

                  to a 41xx, paying attention to the differences between the two families. Then program

                     

                  using bootloader approach or Miniprog3. A little more involved, tricky. Keep in mind the

                     

                  chip resources different between the two parts, look at datasheet side by side for the

                     

                  two families.

                     

                   

                     

                  Regards, Dana.

                  • 6. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
                    user_420283366

                    Hi Dana,

                       

                    Just one thing :-

                       

                    Is it like that

                       

                    with MiniProg3 I will be able to program & debug any of the PSoC controller (like a universal programmer)?

                       

                    If it is so I can go for having it.

                       

                    Thanks & Regards-

                       

                    Amit

                    • 7. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
                      user_14586677

                      Minprog 3 can handle PSOC 3, 4, 4 BLE, 4M, 5LP.

                         

                       

                         

                      Not PSOC 1.

                         

                       

                         

                      User guide - www.cypress.com/

                         

                       

                         

                      Regards, Dana.

                      • 8. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
                        user_420283366

                        Thanks Dana,

                           

                        I think I will have it as I'm going to be mostly fot the PSoC 4.

                           

                        Regards-

                           

                        Amit

                        • 9. Re: new @ creator, seek guidance
                          user_14586677

                          Glad I could help.

                             

                           

                             

                          Regards, Dana.