Hardware

You will need a hardware platform.  Here are the ones I recommend.  There is one to fit you application and price range.


 

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CY8C-PSoC-Eval1 $40

PSoC 1 was the first of a long line of programmable systems on a chip. This is the kit I use when developing a PSoC 1 application. This PSoC Evaluation Kit features an evaluation board and MiniProg programming unit. The evaluation board includes an LCD module, Potentiometer, LEDs, and plenty of breadboarding space to meet all of your evaluation needs. The MiniProg programming unit is also included with the kit and will program PSoC devices directly on the evaluation board, or on other boards via a 5-pin header. This programming unit is small and compact, and connects to a PC via a provided USB 2.0 Cable.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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CY8CKIT-050 PSoC 5LP Development Kit $99

This is the Granddaddy of all the Cypress programmable systems on a chip. It enables you to evaluate, develop and prototype high precision analog, low-power and low-voltage applications powered by Cypress’s CY8C58LP high precision analog device family. This kit is designed for analog performance. The kit features a very low noise floor. Care has been taken to separate the analog and the digital domain. Separate regulators are also available and separate ground planes are provided. It as an ENOB very close to 20 bits. Provisions are provided to add an external precision voltage reference, if needed. The programmable digital blocks allow for standard micro-controller peripherials and also allow you to design your own with Verilog. The Kit-050 has an onboard programmer/debugger (Cypress USB chip based), which lets you program directly from your PC via USB.   This is a total system on a chip and may be the only hardware you ever need.

 


 

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CY8CKIT-042 PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit $25

PSoC 4 is the latest in the PSoC family and the best punch for the buck. The PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is an easy-to-use and inexpensive development platform enabling you to create unique designs with the flexibility of PSoC®4. Featuring the PSoC 4200 device family, this kit gives you the power of an ARM Cortex-M0 combined with the fully customizable analog and digital fabric of the PSoC in the palm of your hands. This is the board used as the test bench for the labs in “Learn Digital Design with PSoC, a bit at a time

 

 

 


 

Hardware_html_m254f77bbPSoC 4 CY8CKIT-049 42xx Prototyping Kit $4

That’s right a prototyping kit for only $4, except Cypress wants $4 to ship it. It appears the shipping is a flat $4 no matter how many you get, so buy 5 at $20 and even with $4 shipping the price is only $5 per board. At this price you can have dedicated hardware for every project you make. With the development tools being free you can now explore micro-controllers and programmable systems on a chip for less than the cost of lunch.

 

 


 

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Boolean Board $10

This board is made to plug into a PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit (CY8C-042). In has eight switches for inputs and eight LEDS for outputs. It was designed to be used with the lab example for "Learn Digital Design with PSoC", but it is a useful I/O board for many applications.

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Boolean Blank $3

Maybe you would like to build your own Boolean Boards. This is the blank printed circuit board (PCB). Just solder on four connectors, eight LEDs, eight resistors, and eight switches. Blank board comes with bill

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For the die-hards, the information (GERBERs) to fabricate your own PCBs is located in the free download section.