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Block Diagram - LED Projector
PSoC programmable analog & digital resources integrate everything shown in light blue below. Click on the colored blocks to view or sample the recommended PSoC Components.


The flexibility of PSoC allows you to customize each colored block, or PSoC Component, to meet your design requirements through the easy-to-use PSoC Creator Software IDE.  These Components are available as pre-built, pre-characterized IP elements in PSoC Creator.

Design Considerations
LED projectors take advantage of recent advancements in LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp technology to offer several advantages over traditional metal halide lamp based projectors, including much longer lamp life, instant on/off, smaller form factor, lower energy consumption, and lack of mercury (environment-friendly). In order to overcome brightness limitations, however, projector manufacturers are employing many new light source and optical configurations, requiring complex timing and fan control functions. With no standard module solutions yet available, PSoC® 3 is ideally suited to handle the diverse analog and digital needs of projector designers.

PSoC® 3 & PSoC 5 is able to handle the demanding system timing requirements of multiple LED drivers through high-performance VDACs, flexible DMA channels, and digital logic. Complex temperature control can be accomplished through multiplexed ADC sensor inputs and PWMs for fan control, controlled by the 8051. I/O such as CapSense buttons, LED indicators, and USB peripherals can be interfaced directly to the PSoC chip. Finally, power management functions such as battery charging can also be integrated.

Application Notes

AN60024 - PSoC® 3, PSoC 4, PSoC 5LP Switch Debouncer and Glitch Filter
This application note introduces the concepts of switch debouncing and glitch filtering for digital input signals, and shows several solutions for PSoC® 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP, using PSoC Creator™.

AN60305 - Using PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP IDACs to build a better VDAC
This application note describes how to configure the PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP IDACs as a flexible analog source. It presents different approaches for using the IDACs in applications, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the topologies presented.

AN60590 - PSoC® 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP – Temperature Measurement with a Diode
AN60590 explains diode-based temperature measurement using PSoC® 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP.

AN61102 - PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP - ADC Data Buffering Using DMA
This application note describes how to configure the direct memory access (DMA) to buffer the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) data. It discusses how to overcome some of the limitations of the DMA when buffering the ADC data.

AN62510 - Implementing State Machines with PSoC® 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP
This application note explains implementation of state machines using the PSoC® 3/PSoC 4/PSoC 5LP family of devices. Mealy and Moore state machine implementations are shown with associated projects.

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PSoC Creator
PSoC Creator is a state-of-the-art software development IDE combined with a revolutionary graphical design editor to form a uniquely powerful hardware/software co-design environment.

PSoC Designer
PSoC Designer is the revolutionary Integrated Design Environment (IDE) that you can use to customize PSoC to meet your specific application requirements. PSoC Designer software accelerates system bring-up and time-to-market.

Spec No: None; Sunset Owner: YMT; Secondary Owner: GHR; Sunset Date: 06/15/20