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CY3218-CAPEXP3 CapSense Express(TM) Kit (Up to 4 I/O for Buttons) | Cypress Semiconductor

CY3218-CAPEXP3 CapSense Express(TM) Kit (Up to 4 I/O for Buttons)

Last Updated: 
Feb 08, 2012

This development kit is no longer available. This web page has been left in place for informational purposes only. We recommend the CY3218-CAPEXP1 as a better alternative for most customers.

CY3218-CAPEXP3 Kit contents:

  • CY3218-CAPEXP3 CapSense Express Evaluation Board
  • CY3240-I2USB Board
  • USB Retractable Cable 
  • Kit Installation CD (includes PSoC Programmer, .NET Framework 2.0, PSoC Express, CapSense Express Extension Pack, and CapSense Express Documentation)
  • AAA Battery

Hardware Description
The CY3218-CAPEXP3 CapSense Express evaluation kit enables designers to replace mechanical buttons by implementing touch sensing designs in minutes with the newest CapSense Touch Sensing Family, CapSense Express.  With Cypress's PSoC Express(TM) visual embedded system design tool and CapSense Express configuration tool, designers configure, monitor, and tune up to 4 I/Os for buttons, LEDs, and other general purpose I/Os over I2C in a real time using a graphical user interface.

The evaluation kit showcases the 8-Pin SOIC CY8C20142-SX2I CapSense Express device providing the following interfaces:

  • 2 CapSense buttons with Monitoring and Tuning for Sensitivity Adjustments
  • 2 status LEDs

CapSense Express is part of the PSoC Mixed-Signal Array Product line but individual CapSense Express device information needs to be accessed via the individual part number links in the line below titled Related Part Numbers.


Software Title Description Link
PSoC Designer 5.0 SP6 This kit requires PSoC Designer 5.0 SP6
PSoC Programmer This kit requires PSoC Programmer for programming


Note: This kit requires the System Level functionality of PSoC Designer 5.0. This functionality does not exist in versions 5.1 or newer.