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PSoC Designer 5.0 Service Pack 6 | Cypress Semiconductor

PSoC Designer 5.0 Service Pack 6

Last Updated: 
Feb 11, 2013
De-emphasis of System Level Design (Express)

PSoC Designer 5.0 Service Pack 6 is the last release of PSoC Designer that supports System-Level Design (PSoC Express). PSoC Designer 5.1 and beyond will not support System Level Design.

PSoC Designer 5.0 SP6 will continue to be available for System Level Design users, and it will co-exist with future PSoC Designer 5.1 releases. However, we are not recommending System Level Design for production designs.

We suggest users to use the latest version of PSoC Designer located here:


PSoC Designer 5.0 SP6 supports Internet Explorer 6 through 8, but does not support Internet Explorer 8 Beta or Internet Explorer 9 due to compatibility issues.

To Install PSoC Designer 5.0 SP6 users must first have PSoC Programmer installed first. For the latest release of PSoC Programmer please, Click Here

PSoC Designer 5.0 PS6 was tested using Beta version of Windows 7. PSoC Designer 5.0 SP6 is not supported for Windows 7 systems.

For more information regarding PC system requirements please click on the following link:


To Install:

Shut Down any currently running instances of PSoC Designer.

If an earlier service pack of PSoC Designer 5.0 is currently installed, uninstall it. To do this please navigate to Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs.

  • Install latest PSoC Programmer.
  • Install PSoC Designer 5.0 SP6 by running the installed in the downloads table below.”

Note to HI-TECH Compiler Users:

There are new devices in this release. To compile projects containing these devices with the HI-TECH compiler, you must manually update the psoc.ini file. The HI-TECH psoc.ini file is found in the HI-TECH installation folder. The default location of the psoc.ini is here:

C:\Program Files\HI-TECH Software\HCPSOC\PRO\9.61\dat\psoc.ini

The default location of the replacement psoc.ini file that adds support for the new devices is here:

C:\Program Files\Cypress\Common\CypressSemiBuildMgr\tools\psoc.ini

PSoC Programmer: The latest version of PSoC Programmer must be installed along with PSoC Designer. For the latest release please navigate to the PSoC Programmer web page: Click Here


PSoC Designer: User Guides - Click Here

PSoC Designer Archive - Click Here