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    • PSoC 4000 Pioneer Development Kit
    • PSoC 4000 Pioneer Development Kit


    The PSoC 4000 Pioneer Kit is an easy-to-use and inexpensive development platform enabling you to create unique designs with the industry’s smallest ARM Cortex-M0 device, the PSoC 4 CY8C4000 device family. Featuring the PSoC 4000 device family, this kit provides you the power of a low cost ARM device combined with the fully customizable analog and digital fabric of a PSoC.

    Designed for flexibility, this kit offers footprint compatibility with several third-party Arduino™ shields. In addition, the board features an RGB LED, integrated USB programmer/debugger, a program/debug header, USB-UART/I2C bridges, a proximity header, and an Arduino-compatible CapSense Trackpad shield. This kit supports either 5V or 3.3V as power supply voltages.

    The PSoC 4000 Pioneer Kit is based on the PSoC 4000 device family, delivering a programmable platform for a wide range of embedded applications. The PSoC 4000 is the smallest member of the PSoC 4 platform with support for CapSense, Timer Counter Pulse Width Modulator (TCPWM), I2C master or slave, and up to 20 GPIOs. PSoC 4000 is a cost-optimized, entry-level PSoC 4 device targeted as socket replacements for obsolete and/or proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs. PSoC 4000 with its ARM Cortex-M0 core provides 32 programmable peripherals including CapSense.

    Industry's Best CapSense

    The PSoC 4000 device offers high end CapSense features at a low cost. The PSoC 4000 device family supports the industry’s best CapSense technology. The CY8CKIT-040 kit enables CapSense functionality by providing a Trackpad shield that plugs into the CY8CKIT-040 kit. Using this shield you can evaluate the industry’s best CapSense to set/change LED colors and brightness on the PSoC 4000 Kit.

    Entry Level PSoC 4

    The CY8CKIT-040 PSoC 4000 Development Kit provides users a low cost development platform to design unique applications targeting the entry level PSoC 4 ARM Cortex-M0 devices. The CY8CKIT-040 PSoC 4000 Development Kit enables low cost devices with high end functionality. The CY8CKIT-040 development kit supports an open platform, enabling complete access to the PSoC 4000 device via onboard headers that support the Arduino™ hardware community. We enable programming, debugging, and serial bridge debugging via the onboard ARM Cortext-M3 PSoC 5LP device. The kit provides users with onboard memory storage via Cypress’s non-volatile low cost F-RAM I2C memory device. Finally, the CY8CKIT-040 comes with a pluggable Trackpad shield and example projects to fully test and evaluate CapSense solutions. The CY8CKIT-040 is truly a high end development platform at a low cost.

    Scalable PSoC 4 Architecture

    The CY8CKIT-040 Kit enables the lowest cost ARM Cortex-M0 device and represents the lowest end of our PSoC 4 device family. Customers developing projects and designs using the PSoC 4000 device family have the ability to migrate their design to feature rich PSoC 4100 and 4200 devices easily and efficiently using the PSoC Creator development environment. The code and component migration will be handled by PSoC Creator by simply selecting your new target device in PSoC Creator, no fear of re-writing code or selecting new components. The device migration is smooth and intuitive.

    Key Applications: Embedded applications


    • CY8CKIT-040 baseboard
      • PSoC 4 (4000 family)
      • PSoC 5LP
      • Power supply system
      • Coin cell battery holder
      • Programming interfaces
      • Arduino compatible headers
      • PSoC 5LP GPIO header
      • Proximity header
      • Pioneer board LEDs
      • Push button (Reset button)
      • Cypress ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM)
    • CY8CKIT-040 CapSense Trackpad shield board

    Ships With

    • CY8CKIT-040 PSoC 4000 Pioneer Kit board
    • Trackpad Shield Board with a color palette sticker
    • 6 Jumper Wires
    • Quick Start Guide
    • USB Standard A to Mini-B cable

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