sorry i forgot to ask the main question i came to ask in the first place. is there any application note or other knowledge base article other than mentioned here in my previous post that describes the ISSP in reset mode in detail and in a simplified way?
the links you have provided seems to be incomplete can you please post the full link
Here's a link to the general PSoC programming page - http://www.cypress.com/?rID=2543
Apart from the AN2014 and AN44168 appnotes, you might want to look at the Programming technical reference manuals (http://www.cypress.com/?rID=2907, http://www.cypress.com/?rID=2908) for deeper technical data on the programming protocol.
And, to answer your question in the first post, during Reset programming, the programmer asserts the Reset line, which ensures the programming lines are released from normal operation and configured with the programming drivemode (resistive low). In this condition, the programmer can transmit the programming data/ bit pattern (1 = strong High, 0 = release bus, pulled down by resistive low DM).
Have I understood you're requirement right that you want the programmer also on your target board, or just want to have the ic-circuit programming capability for the target PSoC 1 in your board?