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Aug 31, 2015

Matt's Tips: Using the "Draw Wire Tool" in PSoC Creator

Hey there, PSoC Creator users. Today’s topic is wiring in the schematic editor.  One of the most common things you may want to do is draw multiple wires without having to click the ‘w’ button every time.  This is very simple to do using the “Design Elements Palette” on the left side of the screen. The Design Element we are interested in is the “Draw Wire Tool”.  See the screen shot below.

 

As most of you know, you can draw a wire by clicking that icon or by typing the keyboard shortcut (w).  What is less obvious is that you can double click that icon to keep the wire tool active.  Once you are done with your wiring, just hit the escape key (ESC). 

For more tips on wiring (multi-point wires, drawing/ripping busses, etc.), see the “Working with Wires” topic in the PSoC Creator help. 

--Matt (mdl@cypress.com)

Aug 10, 2015

AN89610 Helps Solve Your PSoC Programming Problems!

Optimize your code in PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP with our Application Note: AN89610

The ARM Cortex CPUs in the PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP devices are designed to implement C code in a highly efficient manner. Thus, most of the time, you don’t need any special knowledge to do C programming for PSoC 4 or PSoC 5LP. But if you have more advanced coding problems, such as:

  • Fitting an application into a small amount of memory
  • Time-constrained applications, that is, maximizing code speed and efficiency
  • Placing modules in certain memory locations

Check out Cypress’ application note AN89610. It shows how to optimize code for the Cortex CPUs as well as for the PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP devices.

Jul 14, 2015

PSoC 4 for Motor Control Applications

Here's a couple useful resources that go over Motor Control techniques using PSoC 4.

You can try out your own motor control applications based on BLDC (BrushLess Direct Current) motors, PMSM (Permanent Magnetic Synchronous Motors) and stepper motors.

The kit includes example projects for single-shunt and sensorless FOC (Field Oriented Control), sensored BLDC control, sensorless BLDC control and stepper motor control example projects.

Click here to learn more about the PSoC 4 Motor Control Evaluation Kit (CY8CKIT-037)

Click here to read the PSoC 4 Sensorless Field-Oriented Control (FOC) Application Note

Jun 30, 2015

Getting Started Application Notes to Learn about PSoC Technology

Are you new to Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) technology? PSoC is similar to other MCUs, but have important advantages. PSoC facilitates rapid prototyping and fast development as well as optimized PCB layouts. It also enables system-level design decisions in firmware and digital and analog hardware.

Cypress provides a wealth of development support tools to support PSoC, including the PSoC Creator IDE and many development kits. We are also pleased to offer a series of Getting Started application notes. These handy guides help you get up and running quickly, and provide a comprehensive look into different aspects of PSoC, such BLE and chip scale packages.

To download the PSoC Getting Started application notes, visit the links below:

  • AN91267, Getting Started with PSoC® 4 BLE
  • AN79953, Getting Started with PSoC® 4, with Chinese and Japanese translations
  • AN77759, Getting Started with PSoC® 5LP, with Chinese  translation
  • AN54181, Getting Started with PSoC® 3
  • AN88619, PSoC® 4100/4200 Hardware Design Considerations
  • AN61290, PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP Hardware Design Considerations
  • AN52705, Getting Started with PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP DMA, with Chinese translation
  • AN89611, Getting Started with PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP Chip Scale Packages (CSP)
  • AN52701, Getting Started with PSoC® 3 and PSoC 5LP Controller Area Network (CAN) with Japanese translation 
Jun 29, 2015

The New Cypress.com Beta Website is Available for Preview

The Cypress team is pleased to announce that we ve been working to develop a new Cypress.com website and forum. The beta release is being made available to allow you to test and evaluate the new site before we launch it to the world.

 
The new site is not recommended for placing orders, entering support requests or other secured functionality. Please only use the Cypress.com Feedback forum for on the new site as other threads will be overwritten with a final merge of data right before we launch.  
 
You can find the new site at http://www.cypress.com.
 
 

What s new on Cypress.com?

In addition to an updated layout and navigation, the new site has a redesigned Product Selector Guide which will be available off every product page. You can test out the new selector for the PSoC 4 here. We re introducing a new omnisearch bar so you can search for a part number or keyword from the same search box with the ability to filter your results by product or document type.
 
We ve also added the ability to login with your Google or LinkedIn account to download documents and software. You no longer need to have a separate Cypress.com account and password.
 
 

What is coming next?

After we launch the new Cypress.com, the Cypress team will continue to work on website updates. You will see improvements in the Cypress Store, the Cypress Developer Community and a new Rewards Store later this year. We will also use your feedback to help us determine any other areas where we need to improve.  
 
 

How can you give feedback?

Please let us know what you think about the new site on the Cypress.com Feedback forum on the new site. We ll be monitoring the forum and responding to your questions. We appreciate your help with the new site and hope you like the update. 

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