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November 10, 2013
Progress in general is that people start experimenting with their PSOC4 kit. Projects start to take shape, in that mostly everyone starts getting their hardware together to start building!   I've seen some really nice posts exploring features of the PSOC4, and honorable mentions go out to COMPACT for the nice videos and bose for posting a lot of source code. Also, the first posts have arrived that people realize that their first plans may have been to ambitious. Maybe they are, but I enco ...
I had high hopes of getting a significant portion of the design finish this weekend, but it seems like I’ve hit a road block.  It seems that upgrading to the latest operating system might have hindered my efforts to create the SteadyClip.  The PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit doesn’t seem to enumerate on the USB port when I plug the device into a Windows 8.1 machine.  As it stands right now, I cannot get any code loaded into my device. I’ve opened a ticket with Cypress and hop ...
SPI - DERs! Here is the result of driving two MCP23S17 16-bit GPIO drivers using a PSoC 4. The PSoC4 SPI Master component has a hardware driven SS (Slave Select) signal and it not always appropriate to use it. For these cases the SS needs to be driven under firmware control. One such beast is the Microchip MCP23S17 where the its version of SS called -CS needs to be asserted (held low) for a varying number of bytes according to the circumstance. Since there is a FIFO used for the SPI Master ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! Today I want to talk about my first and second applications for the PSoC 4. But we'll start with my new testing station.   On my small, but cosy workplace you can find:   23" PC monitor Multimeter (UNI-T UT61C) Drilling tool (Makita 8391) Soldering iron (NoName) Multitool (Gerber Suspension) Universal testing station Piece of russian nature outside the window   Let's lear ...
In post 2, block diagram for control voltage implementation was given. This control voltage can be actuated in many ways. The standard technique is PWM i.e. longer off time for the control pulse or less duty cycle that keeps the heating coil off for a longer time when the actual temperature is more than the set-point temperature. As DAB pointed out rightly, this may give too many on-offs, an undesirable effect. A smooth control is possible by use of a Voltage Variable Resistor (VVR). VVR may be ...
There has been some more progress on the DAS project with the Stage 1 completed and order placed on Element 14 side.   Here are the updates: Stage 1: Preparation - Complete Download necessary software + Datasheets - Complete Downloaded schematics and Family datasheet for PSoC 4200 All Manual and Appnotes downloaded - Getting sleep reading them though Development Suit - Partially complete but the rest would be helpful for the community Installed PSoC Creator 3 Need to check for Keil a ...