4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2015 8:03 AM by DaKn_263916

    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.





            • 3. Re: PSoC Creator Vs IDE

              Creator is available online: http://www.cypress.com/psoccreator/

              • 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