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The 8-bit PSoC 1 is a fantastic chip. It pioneered the way flexible microcontrollers are designed and used in embedded systems for all types of applications.
PSoC Designer and its User Modules enabled Cypress's customers to easily designs programmable hardware systems with a GUI-based, hardware + firmware co-development environment.
Although the PSoC 1 is still a perfect fit for several applications, some designs require more processing horsepower and larger instruction sets.
This is where the 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0-based PSoC 4 family comes into play.
Since its inception in 2012, the PSoC 4 family has expanded into a large portfolio of 32-bit Programmable SoCs with several mixed-signal peripheral blocks, including a HDL-programmable Universal Digital Block (UDB).
PSoC 4 devices are available in Flash sizes ranging from 16KB - 256KB, and CPU speeds from 16MHz - 48MHz.
Are you ready to make the leap to 32-bit PSoCs? For a quick and easy start:
- Download the PSoC Creator IDE for free.
PSoC Creator supports all PSoC 3 (8051), PSoC 4 (Cortex®-M0) and PSoC 5 (Cortex®-M3) devices and offers a powerful schematic capture-based editor to design your hardware systems, complete with a user-friendly code editor for firmware development.
- Buy the $4 PSoC 4 Prototyping Kit, or the $25 PSoC 4 M-Series Pioneer Kit (Arduino shield compatible)
- Create your first 32-bit PSoC design by reading through the Getting Started with PSoC 4 Application Note
The final app note in our series provides introductory guidelines and best practices for developing PSoC® 1 systems, highlighting a number of common mistakes. We also give you a brief introduction to the devices in the PSoC 1 family, as well as the software and support collateral available.
Want an in-depth description of the PSoC® Designer initialization process for PSoC 1? This app note covers it from the release of reset to the start of C code execution in main, including instructions on how to modify the interrupt vector table to execute custom interrupt service routines.
See how you can use the CY8C28xxx family to quickly and easily interface with TMP05 and TMP06 digital temperature sensors.
AN78646 describes the key concepts of power management, including voltage sequencing, fault detection, voltage and current monitoring, real-time trimming, and I2C host communication. The associated example project delivers a fully integrated power management system solution using PSoC ®1.
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