How to mount 5-pin Molex-KK debug connector on CY8CKIT-049 board? | Cypress Semiconductor
How to mount 5-pin Molex-KK debug connector on CY8CKIT-049 board?
The following concerns the investigation of how to mount a 5-pin Molex-KK connector on the CY8CKIT-049 board (which is NOT well documented).
1) On page 66, section A.2 of the "CY8CKIT-049-4xx, PSoC 4 Prototyping Kit Guide" (RevC) shows a picture of the MiniProg3 debugger connected to the CY8CKIT-049 board, but the text doesn't recommend the connector nor state the part number(s). Also it doesn't show how to mount the straight version of the Molex-KK connector.
I found the Molex part numbers on page 17 in section 3.2.1 of the "MiniProg3 User Guide" (RevE), which is Molex 22-05-3051 (5-pin Molex-KK right-angle male header) and matches the header shown on page 66 of the CY8CKIT-049 manual. The Molex 22-23-2051 straight header can also be used (which is what I did), but a custom cable would be required to prevent the CY8CKIT-049 from falling over if the MiniProg3 is used.
2) On page 17, section 3.2.1 of the "MiniProg3 User Guide" (RevE) shows a drawing of the connector, but the text is vague about which drawing is the male and female side of the connector, also the description of the view of the pins is vague too. After searching user manuals for other Cypress boards, I finally determined the drawing on the right is the Molex-KK vertical male header while looking down onto a PCB.
3) Answering my original question of how to mount the 2 types of Molex-KK connectors on the CY8CKIT-049 board...
4) Summary to Cypress. The documentation for the CY8CKIT-049 board and MiniProg1/3/4 should be expanded to make it more obvious how to mount the two different versions of Molex-KK headers. Photos of each type of Molex-KK in a Target-PCB should taken at a shallow 20 to 30 degree angle above the table top without any programmer attached should be used to clarify the examples. Each photo should clearly show eitehr silkscreen or photoshopped text labeling each pin to make it obvious how the header is mounted on the PCB.