A little Rant - Cypress.com Forums http://www.cypress.com/? Re: A little Rant http://www.cypress.com/?rID=44232 The PSoC 5 FirstTouch Starter Kit (CY8CKIT-014) can debug the target PSoC 5 chip by itself, you shouldn't need a MiniProg3.  You should be able to launch the debugger from PSoC Creator with just the FirstTouch Kit connected to the PC.  If you wanted to debug a PSoC 5 device that's on your own board (or any board that's not the PSoC 5 FirstTouch Starter Kit) then you would need a MiniProg3.  Do you have a PSoC 5 FirstTouch Starter Kit already?  If so, are you having trouble using the debugger?


Second question, yes you can use a Windows 7 64-bit machine.  Here is a link that shows PSoC Creator's system requirements: http://www.cypress.com/?rID=39551.  You can see that the PC can run Windows 7, XP or Vista (32- or 64-bit).




Mon, 28 Jun 2010 20:05:02 -0600
Re: A little Rant http://www.cypress.com/?rID=44230 Dear PSoC-ers!

I have gone down the PSoC way because I love the embedding Analogue, Digital, and ARM Cortex -M3 together.


questions I have include:

item 1:

if I buy: a CY8CKIT-002 kit with MiniProg3, will I have enough hardware bits and pieces to debug the PSoC5 I bought with a CY8CKIT-014 starter kit?

item 2: can I use my Windows 7 64 bit machine for this work?


kind regards,




Mon, 28 Jun 2010 19:23:37 -0600
Re: A little Rant http://www.cypress.com/?rID=41908
There are a lot of new goodies on this platform that could simply not be supported by an ICE-based debugger and an M8 CPU. Sorry for the new costs but remember that the new compiler is free (Keil on PSoC 3 and GNU on PSoC 5) and that you get a MiniProg3 with the Developer's Kit.

-- mgs]]>
Mon, 05 Oct 2009 11:50:00 -0600
Re: A little Rant http://www.cypress.com/?rID=41907
I'm still in, since this is the only game in town, but don't do it again. :-)]]>
Sat, 03 Oct 2009 19:08:55 -0600
Re: A little Rant http://www.cypress.com/?rID=41906
The MiniProg you bought when PSoC Designer came out is a MiniProg 1. With the introduction of PSoC 3 and 5, and the addition of the JTAG interface, we had to develop a new programmer tool. This is the brand-new MiniProg3 and it can program all PSoC parts (so its functionality is a superset of MiniProg1).

The MiniProg3 is included, for convenience, in the PSoC Developers Kit (CY8CKIT-001) but you can also buy it separately in the PSoCĀ® MiniProg3 Program and Debug Kit (CY8CKIT-002). It is here: http://www.cypress.com/?rID=38154.

We realize that buying another programming box is a pain BUT, because it uses the JTAG interface, you also get debugging through the same MiniProg. You do not need to get the ICE Cube for PSoC 3 or PSoC 5 (you still need it for PSOC 1 though).

-- Mark.]]>
Mon, 28 Sep 2009 10:37:40 -0600