Lesson 00: General Requirements for PSoC Laboratories

You will lean the Cypress advanced microcontroller — Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) in this session. PSoC chips include a CPU core, mixed-signal arrays, configurable analog and digital blocks, and programmable routing and interconnect. The configurable blocks in a PSoC are the biggest difference form other microcontrollers.

Cypress PSoC has five different families of devices, each based around a different microcontroller core:

  • PSoC 1 — CY8C2xxx series — Cypress M8C core
  • PSoC 3 — CY8C3xxx series — 8051 core
  • PSoC 4 — CY8C4xxx series — ARM Cortex-M0 core
  • PSoC 5/5LP — CY8C5xxx series — ARM Cortex-M3 core
  • PSoC 6 — CY8C6xxx series — Dual ARM Cortex-M4 and ARM Cortex-M0+ cores

In the PSoC Lab, you have to purchase a Cypress PSoC 5LP development board, some sensor components, and install PSoC Creator IDE software on your PC (or Laptop) that have USB interface and running on Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 64-bit platform. I recommend you to have oneUSB extension Cable and/or USB HUB that has an external power source in order to provide enough current to the whole embedded system.



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