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SparkChaser
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Cypress PSoC, worth a look????

Anyone use the Cypress PSoC series? Is it anything worth looking at?

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said by SparkChaser:

Anyone use the Cypress PSoC series? Is it anything worth looking at?

The cpu has recently been upgraded from 8051 class to arm.
Can be a cost effective alternative to mpu+fpga.

lutful
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I was quite impressed with pSoC mainly because of the easy analog configuration. They have special versions with RF and I think now also for power supply designs.

Phillip
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Hatboro, PA
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We had the FAE demo them a few weeks back and one of engineers has been playing with the PSoC 5 board. You draw out the functions that you want in a schematic format and then edit there associated C code files for the processor to run. You can also add additional C code for it to run as well.

Basically, it is a cross over platform for a hardware engineer to get into software or a software engineer to get into hardware, and the software editor/compiler is pretty initiative in this aspect.

As for their uses, they are somewhat limited due to their flash/ram sizes and user pin counts, like there CPLD or micro controller counter parts.

If you are looking to play with a arm micro, look at TI's launchpad arm board for 12$.

For FPGA, look at Actel's smartfusion eval kit for 99$.


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Reminds me Atmel's FPSLIC, of which has been completely erased from their website.

And of course I have an FPSLIC devkit.
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SparkChaser
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Thanks all for the comments. It does sound like an interesting part.

lutful
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said by aurgathor:

And of course I have an FPSLIC devkit.

I actually paid $$$ for a Triscend E5 "CSoC" kit and keil compiler back in 2001. It is possible Cypress purchased/licensed their intellectual property and upgraded 8032 to 8051.

I got the 2003 vintage pSoC kit for free - they did a promo through EE Times I think. Cypress has been quite successful with that line and they are most probably here to stay another decade.