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PSoC3 and PSoC5 are here
At last, after a long wait and lots of suspense, PSoC3 and PSoC5 have been officially announced. I sat down to do my first project, measure an analog input signal with an ADC, pass the result through an FIR filter, convert to voltage and display on the LCD. Or should I call this is my pseudo first project as I have been in some of the PSoC3 training sessions and had worked with some very early versions of the PSoC Creator.
The download and installation of the PSoC Programmer and PSoC Creator went quite smooth without a hitch. But for some reason, the registration happened only after a few retries and “Invalid user name and password” errors.
Working with the PSoC Creator is fun. The Creator looks like a hybrid of PSoC Designer and OrCAD. In PSoC Designer, you place user modules in the correct analog/digital blocks, use the Analog / Digital interconnect nets to connect between blocks and pins etc. In the Creator, you draw a schematic instead.
You place the required resources, connect them using wires, and configure the pin outs in the pin configuration window. Voila, the device is ready. Writing code is similar to PSoC Designer where you use the Library API of the components - the user modules of PSoC Creator. If you have worked with PSoC Designer, it should be quite easy to learn PSoC Creator. Once I had the schematic and the pin configurations done, writing code was quite simple and I was able to get the project working in less than 20 minutes.
Overall, my pseudo-first experience with the PSoC Creator was great. I relived the thrill of working with PSoC Designer version 1.31, back in 2002. There is so much to explore - New IDE, new processor cores, new compiler, new debugger… I am loving it.
Hello World. PSoC3, PSoC5 and the Creator are here and are here to stay!!!