4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2015 1:17 PM by user_78878863

    PSoC Creator Schematic Questions

    user_16482826

      Hi All,

         

      I am up to my elbows in a design project and so far have found PSoC Creator to be fairly productive (actually it's better than any other programmable logic vendor software I have EVER used in most respects).

         

      I am very experienced with much more capable design tools (Altium Designer - in the interest of full disclosure I work for Altium during the day, but this post is purely to get some help with my current PSoC4 project).

         

      I must admit I am finding the schematic editor quite limited and difficult to work with. I did eventually by trial an error figure out how to change the template to be 11x17 which is much better.

         

      But I still have a few newb questions (hopefully there's a good answer!):

         
            
      • Is it possible to have multiple sheets in one project? I cannot seem to create any other sheets but the top level.
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      • Why are some document parameter fields read only? (eg. Created By - I started my design from a reference design which was created by cypress, but it's evolved to the point where I feel I can truly call it my own but I am unable to edit this field).
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      • Is it possible to use an external schematic tool like Altium Designer which I am already very experienced with in order to be more productive, and then bring this in as a Verilog netlist for the project as an alternative to using the Cypress schematic editor which, to be honest, is a bit like having one hand tied behind my back?
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      • What is the file format of the Psoc creator schematic editor? If it's based on ViewLogic or Mentor Logic I might be able to translate back and forth between PSOC creator and Altium Designer...
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      • Does Cypress ever plan to build a plugin for AD to link it's schematic editor with PSoC Creator? (no need to answer this - it's a gentle suggestion).
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      Thanks!

         

      Ben J.

        • 1. Re: PSoC Creator Schematic Questions
          user_14586677
                
          • Is it possible to have multiple sheets in one project? I cannot seem to create any other sheets but the top level.
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          Yes, right click schematic tab and choose "Add Schematic Page" 

             

           

             
                
          • Is it possible to use an external schematic tool like Altium Designer which I am already very experienced with in order to be more productive, and then bring this in as a Verilog netlist for the project as an alternative to using the Cypress schematic editor which, to be honest, is a bit like having one hand tied behind my back?
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          You can Add Existing Item to project workspace thru File menu.

             

           

             

          OR

             

           

             

          Yes, you can add a verilog file into the workspace. This is a cut and paste operation as opposed to

             

          an import. Eg. add a new verilog file, and paste contents into that. But there is no direct import of an

             

          Altium project to the best of my knowledge.

             

           

             

           

             

          Regards, Dana.

          • 2. Re: PSoC Creator Schematic Questions
            user_16482826

             Thanks for the answers!!! Very helpful. 

            • 3. Re: PSoC Creator Schematic Questions
              user_14586677

              Why are some document parameter fields read only? (eg. Created By - I started my design from a reference design which was created by cypress, but it's evolved to the point where I feel I can truly call it my own but I am unable to edit this field).

                 

               

                 

              Not sure, but file a CASE on this it must be an easy change.

                 

               

                 

              What is the file format of the Psoc creator schematic editor? If it's based on ViewLogic or Mentor Logic I might be able to translate back and forth between PSOC creator and Altium Designer...

                 

               

                 

              Same here, ask in the CASE....

                 

               

                 

                  

                 

                       

                 

              To create a technical or issue case at Cypress -

                 

               

                 

              www.cypress.com

                 

              “Support”

                 

              “Technical Support”

                 

              “Create a Case”

                 

               

                 

              You have to be registered on Cypress web site first.

                 

               

                 

              Regards, Dana.

              • 4. Re: PSoC Creator Schematic Questions
                user_78878863

                The schematic file format is a .NET serialization format. So its not compatible with any other schematic editor out there. That would also be problematic, since the file needs to contains all the parameters for the components that you have in it.