8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2015 3:52 AM by user_1377889

    continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards

    user_420283366

      Hello everyone,

         

      I have developed a capsense board with 5 buttons & a slider.

         

               I intend to use these boards for the electrical switching applications like light, fan with regulators T.V. etc.

         

                      I want to know will they function like the normal mechanical swiches or not for longer durational operations.

         

      I wish to know the +ve & -ve effects on the board if I keep the apps running continuously for longer durations (suppose for complete 1 day).

         

      Will that degrade the performance of the board with such operating over the period of time?

         

      If it does what are the remedies you would suggest me?

         

      Thanks & Regards-

         

      Amit

        • 1. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
          user_1377889

          I do not know what you mean with "+ve & -ve effects", but a correctly designed PSoC board will run for longer than a couple of days. Keep an eye on ambient temperature and power dissipation and on stability of the power supply.

             

           

             

          Bob

          • 2. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
            user_420283366

            Hi Bob,

               

            thats what I was to know, as you say keeping the apps running for 1 day contiuously in our normal household conditions will not alter the performance of either the board or the app its controlling. Is it correct what I ment of your comment.

               

            Also what will be the response of the board if there are fluctuations in the mains supply? I have used a relay card with power converter, a bridge bet mains & board.

            • 3. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
              user_1377889

              Main supply issues have to be caught by the power supply. When you live in an area where brown-outs and power losses are usual (I didn't have any in the last two years) you could do some protection by software and hardware as

                 

              Detection of AC loss of a single sine-wave and alerting via interrupt the PSoC

                 

              Bridging short power-losses with (gold)caps or batteries.

                 

              Measuring with ADC the incoming supply voltage

                 

              Probably there are some more methods

                 

               

                 

              Bob

              • 4. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
                user_420283366

                Also Bob & Dana,

                   
                      
                • what are the things I will have to do if I wish to switch to the PSoC 4 from the CY8C20X34 (PSoC 1).
                •     
                • Will that be a OK one or a bit tedious?
                •     
                • What will be the advantages considering the switching application with PSoC 4?
                •     
                • Will this transition help me ease the programming & interfacing scenario?
                •     
                • Will that help me interface the remote?
                •    
                   

                Thanks & Regards-

                   

                Amit

                • 5. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
                  user_14586677

                  what are the things I will have to do if I wish to switch to the PSoC 4 from the CY8C20X34 (PSoC 1).

                     

                  Consider a Pioneer board or the USB boards or high end CY8CKIT-001

                     

                  http://www.cypress.com/?app=search&searchType=advanced&keyword=&rtID=110&id=4749

                     

                   

                     

                  Will that be a OK one or a bit tedious?

                     

                  Creator, PSOC 4, a more advanced GUI tool, better debugging.

                     

                   

                     

                  What will be the advantages considering the switching application with PSoC 4?

                     

                  Better CPU , better compiler, more routability, more MIPs available, more fixed function resources,

                     

                  better ability to make custom components. More RAM, FLASH.

                     

                   

                     

                  Will this transition help me ease the programming & interfacing scenario?

                     

                  Programming ~ same effort, some advantage as tool has better debugging capability.

                     

                   

                     

                  Will that help me interface the remote?

                     

                  http://www.cypress.com/BLE/?source=home_products a possibility

                     

                   

                     

                   PSOC 4 element14.com projects

                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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                  Project Title

                  1

                  01-May-2013

                  Simple Blinking LED

                  2

                  02-May-2013

                  CapSense Slider Example

                  3

                  03-May-2013

                  PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit Annotation Library

                  4

                  06-May-2013

                  USB-UART utility

                  5

                  07-May-2013

                  USB-I2C Utility

                  6

                  08-May-2013

                  Danger Shield with Light Sensor Control

                  7

                  09-May-2013

                  Danger Shield with 7-segment display

                  8

                  10-May-2013

                  Danger Shield Buzzer of Doom

                  9

                  13-May-2013

                  Graphics LCD Display

                  10

                  14-May-2013

                  LCD - Rotating Cube Demo

                  11

                  15-May-2013

                  GLCD Paddle Game

                  12

                  16-May-2013

                  Pioneer Board Oscilloscope

                  13

                  17-May-2013

                  CapSense Button & LED Control with Bridge Control Panel

                  14

                  20-May-2013

                  What was the value? - LED Memory Example

                  15

                  21-May-2013

                  CapSense Proximity Detection

                  16

                  22-May-2013

                  Proximity Theremin

                  17

                  23-May-2013

                  2-Channel OScope with GraphicsLCD

                  18

                  24-May-2013

                  'Catch the Shells' Game with ColorLCD Shield

                  19

                  28-May-2013

                  LED Memory! Part Deux. Just Deux it!

                  20

                  29-May-2013

                  Starter Designs

                  21

                  30-May-2013

                  Fractional Frequency Synthesizer

                  22

                  31-May-2013

                  “Kill The Ghost” Game

                  23

                  03-Jun-2013

                  tinyprintf Example

                  24

                  04-Jun-2013

                  XBee Router Loopback Example

                  25

                  05-Jun-2013

                  XBee Direct IO

                  26

                  06-Jun-2013

                  XBee API RxTx Example

                  27

                  07-Jun-2013

                  XBee RGB CapSense Control

                  28

                  10-Jun-2013

                  “WiFi? Why Not!” Arduino WiFi Shield Example

                  29

                  11-Jun-2013

                  Bluetooth Home Automation System

                  30

                  12-Jun-2013

                  Bluetooth with GLCD

                  31

                  13-Jun-2013

                  Ethernet Shield

                  32

                  14-Jun-2013

                  More Relay!

                  33

                  17-Jun-2013

                  Sweet Music Everywhere! MIDI Shield

                  34

                  18-Jun-2013

                  Resistive Touch Example

                  35

                  19-Jun-2013

                  UART, I2C, and SPI Joystick Example

                  36

                  20-Jun-2013

                  What? I can use the PSoC 5LP too?

                  37

                  21-Jun-2013

                  PSoC With Friends! Word Scramble Game

                  38

                  24-Jun-2013

                  Ultrasonic Distance Measurement

                  39

                  25-Jun-2013

                  Two PWMs for the price of one

                  40

                  26-Jun-2013

                  Pioneer PnP Sensors

                  41

                  27-Jun-2013

                  Thermistor Example

                  42

                  28-Jun-2013

                  Hangman Game

                  43

                  01-Jul-2013

                  Rise of the Machines (Rolling Robot)

                  44

                  02-Jul-2013

                  Run Away Run Away! (Proximity Robot)

                  45

                  03-Jul-2013

                  Stepper Motor Example

                  46

                  05-Jul-2013

                  “Paint The Night” Accelerometer Example

                  47

                  08-Jul-2013

                  Obstacle Avoider Robot

                  48

                  09-Jul-2013

                  Walk The Line! Robot Example

                  49

                  11-Jul-2013

                  Android Device Controlled Robot

                  50

                  12-Jul-2013

                  SD Card Example

                                                                       
                  • 6. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
                    user_1377889
                          
                    • what are the things I will have to do if I wish to switch to the PSoC 4 from the CY8C20X34 (PSoC 1).
                    •    
                       

                    PSoC1 components are more restricted in handling/wiring, you'll have to read and understand the datasheets for the PSoC3

                       

                    Will that be a OK one or a bit tedious?

                       
                          
                    • What will be the advantages considering the switching application with PSoC 4?
                    •    
                       

                    Capsense tuning is more modern

                       
                          
                    • Will this transition help me ease the programming & interfacing scenario?
                    •    
                       

                    Your programming logic can be transferred to PSoC4, only the APIs are named differently

                       
                          
                    • Will that help me interface the remote?
                    •    
                       

                    Not much. Will be as complicated as with a PSoC1.

                       

                     

                       

                    Two outstanding differences between PSoC1 and 4

                       
                          
                    • The ARM M0 core is a 32bit-CPU, much faster, better interrupt handling
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                    • Debugging capabilities integrated, no additional hardware needed when using a pioneer kit, Setting breakpoints, inspecting variables, monitoring the call stack.
                    •    
                       

                     

                       

                    Bob

                    • 7. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
                      user_420283366

                      Hi Bob,

                         

                      I'm going through the links you have given, will go through them n get back soon.

                         

                      Thanks & Regards-

                         

                      Amit

                      • 8. Re: continuous operation capability of Capsense Boards
                        user_1377889

                        It was Dana giving you the links, I'm good in giving advices ;-)

                           

                         

                           

                        Bob