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PSoC® Creator Video Tutorial Series: How to Use the UDB Editor | Cypress Semiconductor

PSoC® Creator Video Tutorial Series: How to Use the UDB Editor

Watch our video series on using the UDB Editor to create custom components. The UDB Editor is a graphical tool inside PSoC Creator that allows you to implement complex hardware using all of the elements of the UDB including the datapaths, control registers, status registers, and PLDs.

The videos show a complete custom component creation example using a datapath and a state machine composed of PLD elements. The completed component is a 7-bit counter with a compare output that is high for ½ of the period. That is, it generates a square wave with a 50% duty cycle. It also provides a terminal count output which goes high for one clock cycle at the end of each period.

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This lesson introduces the UDB Editor. It shows how to create a new UDB Editor document, illustrates the various UDB Editor windows, and demonstrates how to begin creating a component with the UDB editor.

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This lesson introduces the datapath element and demonstrates how to configure it using the UDB Editor.

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This lesson illustrates how to add and configure a state machine using the UDB Editor. 

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This lesson continues from the previous lesson by showing how the state machine is configured to select the datapath instruction to be executed depending on the state.

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This lesson shows how to add outputs to the component based on internal signals and how to generate the symbol for the component.

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This lesson demonstrates how to place the component in a design and how to find macros that point to various datapath registers and FIFO configurations.

Note: These videos were made using PSoC Creator 3.2. If you use a later version, you may notice some differences in some screens. That said, the concepts being taught are still the same.