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Jan 27, 2015

Three new PSoC Creator 101 videos were added to the Cypress Video Library today. Alan Hawse, Executive Vice President of Software at Cypress, will take you through the different low power modes, tips on using each of the different modes, and go in depth on how to use the sleep mode. In the first video, Alan walk you through the five power modes available in the PSoC 4200 family. Those power modes are Active, Sleep, Deep-Sleep, Hibernate and Stop. In the second video, Alan goes through some tips for the different power modes from his experiences using the PSoC 4200. He also shows you how to measure your power using the PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit. In the third video, he will go through a project to use the Sleep mode of the PSoC 4200 using the PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit.

 

PSoC Creator 101 PSoC 4 Low Power Mode Videos:

PSoC Creator 101: PSoC 4200 Low Power Modes

PSoC Creator 101: PSoC 4200 Low Power Modes  - Tips and Tricks

PSoC Creator 101: PSoC 4200 Low Power Modes  - Using the Sleep Mode

 

If you're planning to be at Embedded World in Feburary, stop by the Cypress booth to see our PSoC 4 demos and a chance to get a free PSoC board.

 

Design the way you think with PSoC Creator.

 

 

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Jan 22, 2015

An interesting article was recently published on embedded.com talking about the role of BLE devices for designing werable products for Internet of Things applications.

The article features an example of a wrist-band Optical Heart Rate Monitor implemented using PSoC 4 BLE.

Editor's note from Embedded.com: 

"In this Product How-To design article, Richa Dham and Pushek Madaan of Cypress Semiconductor explain why the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) specification is emerging as the best wireless protocol for use in wearable Internet of Things devices and how to use the company s newest PSoC 4 BLE PSoC ... to develop designs for this fast moving consumer market."

 

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Jan 20, 2015

MAKEZINE has announced a giveaway of up to 50 BLE Pioneer Kits for answering this question: 

"..Given what you ve seen above, and given the capabilities of the software, what pioneering Internet of Things project would you build?"

Read the blog post here on Makezine.com and follow the instructions to submit your entry for a chance to win a BLE Pioneer Kit!

 

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Jan 05, 2015

Experience the latest programmable Bluetooth Smart, CapSense, and Touch solutions for mobile, wearables, and IoT from Cypress at CES.

 

Wearables. Mobile. Bluetooth & Wireless. Internet of Things.

Whatever the market segment, Cypress Semiconductor has the right technology solution. Meet us at CES 2015Westgate Hotel, Suite #1910 and 1950, Las Vegas, to understand our extensive portfolio of programmable, touch, and capacitive sensing solutions that are designed to work across wearable products, mobile devices, Bluetooth and wireless technology, and are ready to take on IoT.

 

We will be showcasing our latest products for the Internet of Things and Wearables that includes PSoC® 4 BLE, a one-chip solution that integrates Programmable Analog Front Ends and CapSense® touch-sensing along with an ARM® Cortex -M0 CPU and a Bluetooth® Low Energy radio, making it possible to design entire low-power wireless, sensor-based systems with a single chip.

 

We'll also be doing demos of CapSense® Mechanical Button Replacement (MBR) - an easy-to-use solution that combines the best CapSense features, including SmartSense Auto-Tuning, robust water tolerance and proximity sensing to give you a state-of-the-art capacitive-sensing user interface.

 

 

 

You can also understand more about our TrueTouch® portfolio of capacitive, multi-touch solutions that deliver differentiating solutions like glove, passive stylus, hover, easy-wake gestures and capacitive proximity will also be showcased. These solutions provide best-in-class charger and display noise immunity and support for single layer sensors (SLIM).

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to meeting you at CES 2015.

Visit us at the Westgate Hotel, Suite #1910 and 1950.

 

To schedule a meeting or demo, please contact:
Talia Armato-Helle - tali@cypress.com

or your local Cypress Sales Representative

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Dec 18, 2014

This is a reblog from the PSoC Today! entry I did last May 2014.  I'm posting this again in hopes of getting more visibility for the example project finder in Creator.  I also plan to discuss some plans we have for example projects (which we will start calling "Code Examples") in the PSoC Creator forum.  That's here, in case you were unaware.


Users new to a tool almost always agree on one thing - more (good) examples are better!  Even experienced users don't want to reinvent the wheel.  To that end, this post will cover a few ways you can find examples for PSoC Creator.

The Example Finder

In PSoC Creator, there are a couple of ways to find example projects.  Many of you are familiar with finding example projects for particular components (I'll discuss this in a bit), but in Creator 3.X there is also an example finder accessible from the file menu. See the screenshot below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you select "Example Project", you will get a search tool which allows you to customize your results based on keyword, architecture, etc.    Notice in the image below that once you select an example project from the left-hand side, there are two tabs on the right that give you more information about the project.  

(1) The documentation tab, highlighted in yellow in the screenshot, gives you a description of the project.  Sometimes the descriptions are elaborate and sometimes they are just a basic overview of what the project does.   Also notice the buttons at the bottom of the dialog box which allow you to add the project to the existing workspace or a new one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2) The Sample Code tab shows the code that comes with the example.  See the image shown next.  You can copy and paste code from this window if you don't want to use the example project as a basis for your new project.  I find this helpful to see how the various APIs for a given component are called.

Finding examples for specific Creator components

Most components have example project(s) associated with them.   You can find these projects by simply right-clicking on the component. See the image below. When I right click on the themistor component, one of my options is Find Example Project .

You can bring up this menu from the Component browser as well. While this feature has been around for a while, I still run across folks who have just not noticed it.  I'm out to fix that!  I use "Open Datasheet" and "Open Component Web Page" frequently as well.

The Future

In the future, we plan on adding both more examples AND more ways to search for the examples such as by solution space or by "degree of difficulty".  What examples would you like to see?  How would you like to search for them?  Hit me up in the comments or email me directly at mdl@cypress.com. 

Best regards to my brothers and sisters in PSoC.

--Matt


Matt Landrum, PSoC Software Customer Advocate

Cypress Semiconductor- Portland, OR

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