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PSoC® Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE)

PSoC Creator is an Integrated Design Environment (IDE) that enables concurrent hardware and firmware editing, compiling and debugging of PSoC 3, PSoC 4, PSoC 4 BLE, PRoC BLE and PSoC 5LP systems with no code size limitations. PSoC peripherals are designed using schematic capture and simple graphical user interface (GUI) with over 120 pre-verified, production-ready PSoC Components™. 

PSoC Components are analog and digital “virtual chips,” represented by an icon that users can drag-and-drop into a design and configure to suit a broad array of application requirements. Each component in the rich mixed-signal Cypress Component Catalog is configured with a Component Customizer and includes a full set of dynamically generated API libraries. Once the PSoC system has been configured, firmware can be written, compiled, and debugged within PSoC Creator or exported to top 3rd party IDEs from IAR, Keil, and Eclipse.

PSoC systems are energy optimized beyond a typical MCU because PSoC Creator optimizes designs using only the required functionality. Users can create custom PSoC Components using state machine diagrams or Verilog within PSoC Creator to further optimize hardware and energy usage.

PSoC Creator is a free Windows-based IDE that includes:

  • Hardware design with complete schematic capture
  • Over 120 pre-verified, production-ready PSoC Components
    • Full communications library including I2C, USB, UART, SPI, and Bluetooth Low Energy.
    • Tools to develop custom components in Verilog or via state machine diagram
    • Dynamically generated API libraries
  • Integrated C source code compiler and editor
  • Built-in debugger

Guided Pin Selection

This feature helps the user make optimal decisions when choosing physical pins in the Pins DWR editor for PSoC 4 devices. Ideal selections are highlighted in green while legal, but resource-consuming, options in yellow.

Resource Meter

This is a new tool window, showing a convenient bar graph of resource utilization.

Enhanced Example Project Browser

This is an updated dialog that supports workspaces (multi-project examples) and can display component examples, kit projects and starter designs.

New Project Wizard

This replaces the existing, complex New Project dialog with a multi-step wizard, enabling the use of code examples, kit projects and templates as start-points for a new design.

Macro Callbacks

Macro callbacks are means of calling user code from generated files without modifying the generated source code. These replace the merge regions, which are preserved for backward compatibility reasons.

Device Packs

This feature enables the addition of new device support to future releases of PSoC Creator without impacting the user experience with existing devices.

Updated Components

The following components have been updated to new versions as part of this release to address various component defects and feature updates. Refer to the component datasheet for specific details.

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 2.30
  • Bootloader and Bootloadable 1.40
  • CY_Boot 5.20
  • PSoC 4 CapSense® CSD and PSoC 4 CapSense® Gesture 2.30

Component Pack 1 (CP1) Features

CP1 contains an updated BLE component to version 2.30. The major change to this component includes fixing the generated Passkey limitation. The Passkey range is extended to 000000- 999999.

For more information, refer to the Component Change section in the BLE component datasheet. 

File Title Language File Size Last Updated
  PSoC Creator 3.3 CP1   English 585 MB 10/23/2015
  PSoC Creator 3.3 CP1 ISO (Create DVD)    English 1.2 GB 10/23/2015
  PSoC Creator Eclipse Import (Juno through Mars) English 997 KB 10/02/2015


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If you need an older version of software, please visit the PSoC Creator Archive.

Cypress is committed to quality. We bring our high silicon quality standards into our software development processes. We perform thousands of hours of testing on each PSoC Creator release. Custom developed hardware is used to test every build, every night, on every component across all PSoC architectures. PSoC Creator will not break your designs.

We are a solutions company that believes in innovation without compromise. Cypress knows you need to be in the market faster with more innovative products. The PSoC Solution can help you get there. Don’t be stuck using a defined feature set by a semiconductor manufacturer, with PSoC you can devote the system resources to exactly the analog, digital and communications components you need.