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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://test-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. 

Jun 11, 2015

FreeSoC2 PSoC 5LP Dev Kit Now Available from Sparkfun Electronics!

Our friends at Sparkfun Electronics have released a new development board featuring PSoC 5LP - the FreeSoC2!

 

The board uses the ARM Cortex-M3-based PSoC 5LP devices and features the familiar Arduino Uno form-factor allowing you to plug-in a plethora of available shields.

 

For hobbyists looking to take their first steps with PSoC, Sparkfun has also created an Arduino IDE port for this dev kit!

 

Of course, the option to develop for this kit using PSoC Creator still exists, and the kit even has the Cypress-qualified KitProg device which acts an the on-board programmer and debugger.

 

More details here on Sparkfun's website: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13229

 

May 07, 2015

Join us the Bay Area Maker Faire!

Cypress will be at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA over the weekend of May 15 - 17.

Come visit us at the Zone 2 Expo Hall and meet the winner of the PSoC Pioneer Challenge, hack projects in the PSoC Makerspace, play the BLE Nerf Blaster to win prizes and goodies, and participate in a Bluetooth Low Energy Easter Egg Hunt!

We will also be demonstrating several Cypress solutions for Makers, including low-cost dev kits for PSoCs, MCUs, BLE, USB, Memory and more.

We hope you see you there!

For details, please visit www.cypress.com/PSoCMaker

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