PSOC – design and implementation of a 12 lead portable ECG

Alex Lao and his team at McMaster University have developed a compact, battery powered, 12-lead electro-cardiogram: During the academic year of 2016-2017 at McMaster University, in conjunction with Dr. DeBruin, Christina Riczu, Thomas Phan and Emilie Corcoran, we developed a compact, battery powered, 12-lead electro-cardiogram. The project won 1st place in the biomedical category at […]

App note: USB HID bootloader for PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP

An application note on USB HID bootloader for PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP from Cypress: AN73503 describes how to implement a USB bootloader for PSoC 3 and PSoC 5LP devices by using the USB Human Interface Device (HID) class. It also shows how to build a Windows-based USB host program. A PSoC Creator project and an […]

App note: Stepper Motor Driver for Smart Gauges

A smart gauges stepper motor driver app note from Cypress. This application note shows how to use the PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip to drive a low-power stepper motor for smart pointer gauges. This application note demonstrates how to perform micro stepping in the stepper motor using PSoC 1.In addition; this application demonstrates using a PC-based utility […]

PSoC3/4/5 built-in waveform generator

Xykon writes: I haven’t used my PSoC board in a while so I checked what’s new and found a new ready to use waveform generator component that makes use of the built-in 8bit dac. I went straight ahead to check it out… Beside the standard sine/square/triangle/sawtooth forms you can either draw your own pattern directly […]

PSoCWorld virtual conf December 12-13, 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 an opportunity to see how-tos […]

Loki – a new PSoC based development board

Nickjohnson posted his Loki PSoC based development board in the project log forum: Loki is an arduino-esque development board I’ve been working on based on Cypress’s underappreciated PSoC series of chips. The PSoCs are novel in that instead of predefined peripherals, each chip has a set of programmable digital logic blocks, as well as analog […]

PSoC1 programmable embedded system-on-chip

Web Warrior draws our attention to the PSoC1 family of programmable embedded system chips by Cypress Semiconductor. “EASY PSOC1 is an inexpensive starter board for PSOC1 family featuring CY8C28433 chip. For newbies, PSOC1 is world’s first programmable embedded system-on-chip integrating configurable analog and digital peripherals, memory and microcontroller all on a single chip. You can […]

App Note: Mixed signal circuit board layout considerations

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 is applicable generally. The PSoCs […]

App note: PSoC I2C to SPI bridge.

Here is an app note from Cypress that describes how to implement a I2C to SPI bridge on a PSoC IC. PSoCs are devices that incorporate a microcontroller, a logical gate array, and some analog peripherals. What makes them different than microcontrollers is that all the peripherals are separated from the microcontroller. They can function […]