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Questions tagged [psoc]

Programmable System on Chip. This is a chip containing digital and/or analog blocks which can be configured to create a very wide range of designs. It may refer specifically to the Cypress Semiconductor's PSoC, which integrates configurable analog and digital peripheral functions, memory and a microcontroller on a single chip.

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How to power PSOC 5LP from boost converter

I have the CY8CKIT-050 PSOC 5LP development kit, and I have read that I can power my chip though boost converter (Page 16, last line), but I don't find any place where get information about how to ...
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Why doesn't PSOC 5LP print this number?

I'm using CY8CKIT-050 PSOC 5LP development kit and I have this code: ...
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Are components in PSOC 5lp powered off automaticaly?

I was reading an article about saving power in PSOC 5 (here) and its says it's a good practice to power off the unused components, but my question is: if I don't have a component block in my project, ...
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Where is the boost converter in Cypress PSOC 5LP CY8CKIT-059 Prototyping kit?

I have been using the boost converter (dc-dc converter) of "PSOC CY8CKIT-050 development kit" for a time, but I wanted to use the one in PSOC CY8CKIT-059. Nevertheless, I didn't find the boost ...
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PSoC 4 interface configurations

Is it possible to use the PSoc4 module with configuring three different interfaces? The problem is that i have three different sensors and need to connect all of them to the PSoC.
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Creating a simple program on a specific MPSoC [duplicate]

I want to write a program in VHDL that takes two inputs and outputs their sum. I want to upload that program to my MPSoC- Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 Evaluation Kit. I want to be able to ...
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PSOC 5 turning on a LED with a switch

I'm trying to turn on a LED using a switch and then turn off the LED after 5 seconds with PSOC. With I run the firmware I wrote, the LED is on and then turns off after 5 seconds. What I want is that ...
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strange array values (C, psoc, usbuart)

I am still fairly new to programming, so I'm sorry in advance if my terminology/formatting isn't up to scratch. I am currently working on an element of a musical instrument that will allow me to ...
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Cypress Psoc 5LP USBUART problem

Forgive me in advanced if I don't make this question clear enough, I'm just getting my head around this new device and related terminology. I just got a psoc 5lp with onboard kitprog - (CY8C5888LTI - ...
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Need Help with Python Script - ' 4 Dollar Programmer'

I am working on an embedded project and have made my first PCB with a processor mounted on board. The trouble seems to be actually getting my code onto that processor! I was sort of banking on being ...
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Character/Numeric TN LCD too Dim with a Head on View as Apposed to a Side View

I am using an LCD-S2X1C50TR and direct driving it with a PSoC 4200 Microcontroller. I was testing my circuit by viewing the LCD at an angle and it looked fine. Until I put my eyes directly above it, ...
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PSOC 4 Bootloader will not work when P4[0] and P4[1] Connected to I2C bus

I have been desparately juggling the pin allocations on this project in the hope of freeing up the VREF pin, and thought I had managed to do so. Previously my system was successfully transmitting over ...
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Using Arduino as an I2C PSOC Embedded Bootloader Host (ISP)

I am working on a project which involves using an Arduino alongside several PSOC-049-42xxx chips. I want to be able to update the firmware on the PSOCs just by updating the hex file on the Arduino ...
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Cypress MCU strucks in Hard Fault Handler [closed]

I have started using Cypress MCU Cortex M0+ but I am seeing that Debugger always gets struck into Hard fault handler. Behaviour is random, sometimes it goes into hard fault handler at the start of ...
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Servo controller

I am working with an LS IS brand servo driver and servo motor. I have some difficulties with getting it to work. Full manual I have to mention that I don't have knowledge in servo motors. I am ...
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How this resistive pull and resisitive pulldown circuit work?

In PSoC Creator, there is resistive pull up and resistive pull down. And from the documentation, the initial drive of pull up is logic 1 when for pull down is logic 0. Pull Up: When the DR=1, the ...
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PSOC 5 interfacing with PIR sensor

I am trying to interface the PSOC5 LP097 with PIR sensor to trigger the stepper motor for my Pet Feeder System. In addition, everytime the PIR sensor detects a movement, I try to send a mail using ...
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Am I over-complicating this data acquisition design?

I'm working on a project that involves periodically reading 16x 0~5V analog voltages from identical FSR voltage divider circuits using an ADC. Each FSR is connected to a gain/LPF stage before being ...
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Are RS232 to RS422 converters reversible?

I'm trying to get a MCU with a db9 female serial out port (using RS422 protocol) to communicate with a CY8CKIT-050 PSoC® 5LP Development Kit (running a microcontroller). The development board comes ...
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Is it possible to integrate all passive components? [closed]

Looking at a Circuit Board from a recent consumer product, I still see many discrete components (diodes, resistors, capacitors, amplifiers), which occupy space and have to be soldered into the board. ...
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Voltage Doubler design parameters

Looking for help answering a few question about choosing parameters for a small voltage doubler circuit. I'm looking to prototype a USB powered random number generator based on the shot noise of a ...
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Unexpected resistance on breadboard

My first question on EE, please be kind. :-) I am trying to learn how the ADC works on this Cypress PSoC 4100 board. The circuit in the picture does nothing but power the board, connect it to the ...
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GSM/3G SoC reverse engineering for GSM/3G Layer1/2 PacketAnalyzer

I want to develop a GSM/3G Packet Analyzer for study purposes, a somewhat more simplified version of OsmocomBB but without any TX modules. As some of you may know, even though OsmocomBB is open ...
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PSoC: Question on Productizing using a PSoC [closed]

BAM! Just like that I came across Cypress PSoCs. I'm from software background so started trying to understand more about them and the more I learn about PSoCs the more I'm getting attracted to it. ...
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How to read a wider range of voltages into the SA ADC on a PSoC4?

I want to read in a larger range of voltages into the SA ADC on the PSoC4, however as stated on the data sheet for the ADC component the different modes can only allow a range of 0 to 2 - 3 V and I ...
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Playing with this SoC

I have done a few projects on Arduinos. Now I want to step up my embedded skills. I have found this SoC with embedded Linux and video encoding/decoding capabilities. I am interested on running OpenCV ...
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What are the caveats of placing PSoC 4 variables in flash?

PSoC4 chips have only between 2 and 4KB of RAM. That's not much, especially if I want to do some data processing. Between 16 and 32KB of Flash seems much more promising, even if I need to share it ...
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Easy way to tell if a low power MCU supports external memory?

Please forgive my ignorance, as am very new to this. I am looking to build a custom PCB and have found several low-power modules with internal MCUs. Is there an easy/quick way to determine whether ...
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Dynamically Configure FPGA From Host Program

I was wondering if anyone knows an efficient way to program the FPGA(PL) for a Xilinx Zynq-7 series or related devices,from a host C program (not on the SoC, but from the host PC). Is there an Xilinx ...
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What does “SoC bringup” mean?

Saw the term "expert in SoC bringup" on a job description for an embedded software developer: SoC here refers to System-on-Chip, but I was wondering what the term "SoC bringup" meant.
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How to given power for nRF8002 chip?

How to given power for nRF8002 chip?Pin 1-4 used for supplying power,but i didn't know the how power is given(1.9 - 3.6 V).nRF8002 development kit is the only solution for configuring this soc? Data ...
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How do I send accelerometer (ADXL335) signals (x, y and z) via xbee?

I want to send the signals from a 3 axis accelerometer (ADXL335) to a PSoC3 via Xbee modules (S2). What configurations do I need for each Xbees and can I send each of the signals (x, y and z) ...
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What is SOC in embedded System

I am new to Embedded domain and wanted to know what exactly is SOC(system on chip) means? Is it like we different hardware component on CPU chip(like RAM on CPU chip) or on the same embedded board we ...
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Why do we need a preloader and a bootloader in many applications before even the main program

I have read the datasheet of Altera's new HPS. It shows a chart where it shows: Boot ROM -> Preloader -> Bootloader -> OS I am wondering, why do we need a "pre-loader" and than the "bootloader" and ...
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How do I calculate the supply current for a zynq 7010 chip?

I have a Zynq 7010 chip, and the current requirements in the datasheet confuse me a lot. Could someone explain how to determine how much current I'll need to supply to each rail? http://www.xilinx....
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How to build a SoC computer? [closed]

I've found my self very interested on Raspberry Pi. Although, I think it's not powerful enough for my project, so I was wondering how could I build a more powerful SoC computer, with a bigger board, ...
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Why do TQFP and TFQN have different advice regarding analog ground?

This question is in reference to How to split Analog and Digital GND planes for a TQFN device. For the PSoC3, the advice on how to separate the analog and digital ground is different depending on the ...
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Mixed signal PCB layout for PSoC

I am developing a PCB for an analogue sensing application. It uses the internal ADC on a PSoC3. As usual, the application is very space constrained (11mm x 21mm), so I have had to make some ...
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Capsense behind glass

Is it possible to make a capsense sensor that works through a sheet of glass? I have a working capsense sensor on one of these PSoC development boards: The buttons work fine, but when I put a sheet ...
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Designing my own Bus

This question is further to my previous question: Alternatives to SPI because of EMI. I am toying with the idea of designing my own communication bus. I would be grateful if someone could cast their ...
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What exactly is the use of PSoC?

Hey, yesterday I saw a demo (which was actually meant for my seniors) of a PSoC 5 board by cypress at my college. They demonstrated how to use the capsense built into the board and one of the PSoC ...
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Programmable system on chip (SOC) pluggable on a host via PCIe

Does anyone know a COM which is put on a PCIe card, which has some flash memory, some RAM, JTAG support (or some kind of debugging support), some input ports like USB, perhaps support some output like ...
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PSoC as General Data Acquisition Block

I've been taking a close look at PSoC chips (series 1 in particular). With the reconfigurable analog blocks, they seem like a great solution for general data acquisition needs for prototype projects. ...