Posts Tagged ‘Cypress’

App note: Temperature measurement using thermistors

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Another temperature sensitive device, introducing the thermistor. From its name you could guess that its a temperature dependent resistor which varies its resistance as the temperature changes. See Cypress' application note on using these devices. A thermistor is a temperature-sensitive resistor in which resistance varies with temperature. There are two...

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App note: Temperature sensing using diode

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Last time we covered using watchdog timer as temperature dependent component of a microcontroller to do temperature sensing. Now lets take a diode to do the same thing, they are pretty much accurate and cheap, see Cypress' application note about its implementation. There are various sensors available for measuring temperature...

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App note: F-RAM for smart E-Meters

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Cypress' application note on smart E-Meters and why its more advantageous to use F-RAM over conventional EEPROMs. This application note provides an overview of a smart electricity meter, or Smart E-Meter, and explains the benefits of using nonvolatile serial F-RAM rather than EEPROM in Smart E-Meter designs.

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Cypress PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit Smarter Life Challenge

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor and element14 are sponsoring the PSoC 4 Smarter Life Design Challenge. The contest will seek applicants to be one of ten RoadTest challenge competitors who will build "Smarter Life" projects to enhance their home, office and / or car using the PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit. Each competitor will...

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PSoCWorld virtual conf December 12-13, 2012

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Cypress Semiconductor, manufacturers of the line of Programmable System-on-Chip products known as PSoC, are hosting the first annual PSoC World virtual conference, on December 12th and 13th, 2012. "PSoC World is something truly new and exciting that Cypress is doing for all of us PSoC developers. It will give us...

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App Note: Mixed signal circuit board layout considerations

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Hli located an interesting app note from Cypress called "Mixed Signal Circuit Board Layout Considerations". "It discusses how to layout a board to have good analog performance, even if you have digital stuff on the same board. Some parts are specific for the Cypress PSoCs, but much of the advice...

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QuickPSoC3 v2 – PSOC3 mini development board

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Kartik revised his EzPSoC3 board into the new quick QuickPSoC3. These boards are mini development platforms for PSoC3 system-on-chip ICs from Cypress. Here is a list of features on the new board: Longer pads(almost 3x) so it makes soldering the SSOP part easier for beginners. Widened power tracks to 70mils...

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Custom PSoC3 development board updates

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Kartik continues to develop his custom PSoC3 dev-board. In this update he was mainly concerned with adhering to USB guidelines. Another major change is the removal of a crystal oscillator. After checking out some Cypress development boards, Katrik noticed that most PSoC boards use an internal IC clock instead of...

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PSOC3 custom board development

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

We wrote about Kmmankad effort to build a custom PSOC3 development board. After the initial design, he consulted Cypress engineers about his board. They advised him how-to improve his design. Here are the latest revisions: Added additional vias between the top and bottom layers to improve return paths. Crystal routing...

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PSoC3 custom board

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Kmmankad is working on a development board for the PSoC3 chip. The PSoC3 is a mixed signal system on a chip developed by Cypress. Because he found the PSoC3 First Touch Kit too constricting, and the DVK kit to cumbersome and costly, he decided to build his own. It is...

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