10 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2013 1:37 PM by dakn_263916

    tutorials for psoc4

    jawe_293101
              Does all of the introductory tutorials for psoc devices apply for psoc4? I am new to this but not sure where to begin, and would like to minimize the learning curve... Thanks for your advice.   
        • 1. Re: tutorials for psoc4
          JoMe_264151

          Welcome in the fascinating world of PSoCs!

             

          Unfortunately: No, not all example projects run on every PSoC family. The PSoC4 chip has different internal resources than the PSoC3/5 and so there are examples for

             

          PSoC1

             

          PSoC4

             

          and PSoC3 and 5 which have got similar internal hardware despite of the CPU (8051 vers. ARM Cortex M3)

             

          To start with PSoC the cheapest would be to use a PSoC4 Pioneer Kit but in my opinion for the target of learning I would recommend the PSoC 5 -050 Kit which comes equipped with a 2-lined display making the look inside the PSoC somewhat easier than just to blink some LEDs.

             

          When it comes to build spin-off projects you will always look for the smallest chip the project fits into which may be a PSoC4.

             

          The PSoC1 chip is very versatile, but lacks the easy-to-use debug capability all other PSoCs have got, making the initial equipment to get some more expensive.

             

           

             

          Bob

          • 3. Re: tutorials for psoc4
            dakn_263916

            Cost     PSOC 5 > PSOC 3 > PSOC 1 > PSOC 4  Approximate

               

             

               

            Some subtle differences as well, PSOC 4 only family with full 32 x 32 multiplier,

               

            and UDB count < 4 although many common PWM, Counter, Timer facilties now

               

            fixed hardware, so comparing UDB to UDB count a little misleading.

               

             

               

            PSOC 1 tool, Designer, although a good tool simply not as flexible and productive

               

            as PSOC 3, 4, 5 tool Creator.

               

             

               

            Regards, Dana.

            • 4. Re: tutorials for psoc4
              ki.leung
                      I guess price of PSoC4 should be between PSoC3 and PSoC1.   
              • 5. Re: tutorials for psoc4
                dakn_263916

                Don't guess, look at prices on Cypress website -

                   

                 

                   

                PSOC 1         $ .99   to $ 11

                   

                PSOC 3         $ 3.04 to $ 20.31

                   

                PSOC 4         $ 1.41 to $ 1.92

                   

                PSOC 5LP     $ 5.01 to $ 10.90

                   

                 

                   

                These are relative for prices shown on website, no volume stated, and are stated as budgetary.

                   

                 

                   

                Dana.

                • 6. Re: tutorials for psoc4
                  user_264321

                   Actually, a lot of PSOC3 and PSOC5 tutorials work well for PSOC4. You just have to keep in mind the functionality not present / limited in PSOC4.

                  • 7. Re: tutorials for psoc4
                    JoMe_264151

                    From within Creator select "Example Projexts" in Start-Page. when you now change the family to PSoC4 you'll get a brief list of all examples for this device.

                       

                     

                       

                    Bob

                    • 8. Re: tutorials for psoc4
                      jawe_293101

                       thanks Bob,  that's what I was looking for

                      • 9. Re: tutorials for psoc4
                        JoMe_264151

                        You are always welcome!

                           

                         

                           

                        Bob

                        • 10. Re: tutorials for psoc4
                          dakn_263916

                          Also in Creator, when you place a module, you can right click it on schematic,

                             

                          pick "Find Example Project", and either open it as a new project or add it

                             

                          to your current workspace, where you can cut/paste code into your application

                             

                          specific workspace.

                             

                           

                             

                          Regards, Dana.