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How to Design with PSoC® 1, PowerPSoC®, and PLC – KBA88292

Last Updated: July 09, 2013

Can you give me a comprehensive list of resources that I can use to design applications using PSoC 1, PowerPSoC, and PLC devices?


This article provides the complete list of PSoC 1, Power PSoC, and PLC resources that can help you get started with these devices and design your applications with them.

If you are new to the PSoC family of devices and the PSoC Designer™ development tool, read the supplemental material available within the PSoC Designer integrated development environment (IDE). Launch PSoC Designer and navigate to the following items:

  • User Guide: Select the menu item: Help > Documentation. Go to the folder Designer Specific Documents and open the IDE User Guide. This guide provides you with comprehensive information about PSoC Designer.
  • Example Projects Browser: Click Launch Example Browser on the Start page. These example projects demonstrate how to configure and use the user modules.

The Cypress website at has additional resources for your learning needs:

Training videos: The Cypress website has several videos for PSoC 1. These videos are located at: Some of the listed videos are:

Application Notes (ANs): Application notes are available on the Cypress website to assist you with designing your PSoC application:

Here are a few application notes that can help you get started with developing PSoC 1 applications:

The following application notes and design guides can help you get started with developing PowerPSoC applications:

User Module Datasheets: "User Modules" are preconfigured functions that, after placed and programmed, work as a peripheral on the target device. Each user module in PSoC Designer has an associated datasheet that describes the functionality, APIs, and electrical specifications for the hardware. To access user module datasheets in PSoC Designer, right-click the user module in the workspace explorer or the user module catalog window. You can also access user module datasheets from the Cypress website at:

In most cases, the user module datasheet provides sufficient documentation for development use. If you need additional information, refer to the technical reference manual (TRM).

Technical Reference Manuals: The TRM provides detailed descriptions of the internal architecture of PSoC 1, PowerPSoC, and PLC devices:

Datasheets: Device datasheets list the features and electrical specifications of PSoC 1, PowerPSoC, and PLC families of devices:

Technical Support: If you have any queries or questions, our technical support team would be happy to assist you. You can create a support request at, or if you are in the United States, you can talk to our technical support team by calling our toll-free number +1-800-541-4736 and then selecting option 8 at the IVR prompt.

You can also use the following support resources if you need quick assistance:

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