4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2015 8:03 AM by user_14586677

    PSoC Creator Vs IDE


      Hello everyone,


      While reading about the PSoC Creator, I found it mentioned in the doc that PSoC Creator differs from that of the IDE's; so please tell me whats the difference between the PSoC Creator & IDE?


      How its advantageous?


      Will that be ok for ones like me, who are switching from PSoC1?


      Thanks & Regards-



        • 1. Re: PSoC Creator Vs IDE

          PSoc Creator is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). A remarkable difference to other IDEs is the schematic entry by using pre-configured hardware known as "Components" which are connected (wired) as required. You are already used to making connections in PSoC Designer in the chip view, but in Creator the support is more intuitive and works similar to the well-known CAD-softwares for schematic entry.


          A point that impressed me much in Creator is the component documentation that is always just a mouse-click away. All the APIs are explained.


          I would suggest you to get hands on a Pioneer Kit, install Creator 3.1 and start with the example projects for the PSoC4 (there are more than 100) to get used to the IDE. Tested and debugged projects (Yes, there are debugging capabilities for the Pioneer Kit) can be programmed into the Prototype Board which is availlable for $4 only. Check the PSoC4 for the components you need for your applications. When the complexity of your proposed projects increase, you may use the more sophisticated PSoC5 with the very same IDE and a development board for the PSoC5.





          • 2. Re: PSoC Creator Vs IDE

            Thanks Bob,


            Another thing is the Creator software available online or will it be included in the proto-type board.





            • 4. Re: PSoC Creator Vs IDE

              A basic comparison of PSOC families -












              PSoC 1

              PSoC 3

              PSoC 4

              PSoC 5

              8-bit M8C core

              8-bit 8051 core (single-cycle)

              32-bit ARM Cortex-M0

              32-bit ARM Cortex-M3

              up to 24 MHz, 4 MIPS

              up to 67 MHz, 33 MIPS

              up to 48 MHz, 0.9 DMIPS/MHz

              up to 67 MHz, 84 MIPS

              Flash: 4 KB to 32 KB

              Flash: 8 KB to 64 KB

              Flash: 16 KB to 32 KB

              Flash: 32 KB to 256 KB

              SRAM: 256 bytes to 2 KB

              SRAM: 3 KB to 8 KB

              SRAM: 2 KB to 4 KB

              SRAM: 8 KB to 64 KB

              8 x 8 MAC

              24 bit Digital Filter Block

              32 x 32 single cycle

              24 bit Digital Filter Block

              Switch Cap Filters, BP, LP, HP…DTMF generation




              I²C, SPI, UART, One Wire, LIN, FS USB 2.0, Powerline

              I²C, SPI, UART, LIN, FS USB 2.0, I²S, CAN

              I²C, SPI, UART

              I²C, SPI, UART, LIN, FS USB 2.0, I²S





              1 Delta-Sigma ADC (6 to 14-bit), 131 ksps @ 8-bit, also SAR

              1 Delta-Sigma ADC (8 to 20-bit), 192 ksps @12-bit

              1 SAR ADC (12-bit), 1 Msps @ 12-bit;

              1 Delta-Sigma ADC (8 to 20-bit), 192 ksps @12-bit, 2 SAR ADCs (12-bit) 1 Msps @ 12-bit;

              Up to four DACs (6 to 9-bit)

              Up to four DACs (8-bit)

              Up to two DACs (7 to 8-bit)

              Up to four DACs (8-bit)

              Up to 64 I/O

              Up to 72 I/O

              Up to 36 I/O

              Up to 72 I/O

              Operation: 1.7 V to 5.25 V

              Operation: 0.5 V to 5.5 V

              Operation: 1.71 V to 5.5 V

              Operation: 2.7 V to 5.5 V

              Active: 2 mA, Sleep: 3 μA, Hibernate: ?

              Active: 1.2 mA, Sleep: 1 μA, Hibernate: 200 nA

              Active: 1.6 mA, Sleep: 1.3 μA, Hibernate: 150 nA

              Active: 2 mA, Sleep: 2 μA, Hibernate: 300 nA

              Requires ICE Cube and FlexPods


              On-chip SWD, Debug

              On-chip JTAG, SWD, SWV, Debug, Trace


              CY8CKIT-001 Development Kit

              CY8CKIT-001 Development Kit

              CY8CKIT-040 Pioneer Kit

              CY8CKIT-001 Development Kit

              CY8CKIT-030 Development Kit

              CY8CKIT-042 Pioneer Kit

              CY8CKIT-050 Development Kit


              CY8CKIT-049 Prototype Kit