CY8C20224-12LKXI Development Tools
PSoC Designer? is the revolutionary Integrated Design
Environment (IDE) that you can use to customize PSoC to meet
your specific application requirements. PSoC Designer software
accelerates system design and time to market. Develop your
applications using a library of precharacterized analog and digital
peripherals (called user modules) in a drag-and-drop design
environment. Then, customize your design by leveraging the
dynamically generated application programming interface (API)
libraries of code. Finally, debug and test your designs with the
integrated debug environment, including in-circuit emulation and
standard software debug features. PSoC Designer includes:
■ Application editor graphical user interface (GUI) for device and
user module configuration and dynamic reconfiguration
■ Extensive user module catalog
■ Integrated source-code editor (C and assembly)
■ Free C compiler with no size restrictions or time limits
■ Built-in debugger
■ In-circuit emulation
■ Built-in support for communication interfaces:
? Hardware and software I
C slaves and masters
? Full-speed USB 2.0
? Up to four full-duplex universal asynchronous receiver/transmitters (UARTs), SPI master and slave, and wireless
PSoC Designer supports the entire library of PSoC 1 devices and
runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
PSoC Designer Software Subsystems
In the chip-level view, choose a base device to work with. Then
select different onboard analog and digital components that use
the PSoC blocks, which are called user modules. Examples of
user modules are analog-to-digital converters (ADCs),
digital-to-analog converters (DACs), amplifiers, and filters.
Configure the user modules for your chosen application and
connect them to each other and to the proper pins. Then
generate your project. This prepopulates your project with APIs
and libraries that you can use to program your application.
The tool also supports easy development of multiple configurations and dynamic reconfiguration. Dynamic reconfiguration
makes it possible to change configurations at run time. In
essence, this allows you to use more than 100 percent of PSoC's
resources for a given application.
Code Generation Tools
The code generation tools work seamlessly within the
PSoC Designer interface and have been tested with a full range
of debugging tools. You can develop your design in C, assembly,
or a combination of the two.
Assemblers. The assemblers allow you to merge assembly
code seamlessly with C code. Link libraries automatically use
absolute addressing or are compiled in relative mode, and linked
with other software modules to get absolute addressing.
C Language Compilers. C language compilers are available
that support the PSoC family of devices. The products allow you
to create complete C programs for the PSoC family devices. The
optimizing C compilers provide all of the features of C, tailored
to the PSoC architecture. They come complete with embedded
libraries providing port and bus operations, standard keypad and
display support, and extended math functionality.
PSoC Designer has a debug environment that provides
hardware in-circuit emulation, allowing you to test the program in
a physical system while providing an internal view of the PSoC
device. Debugger commands allow you to read and program and
read and write data memory, and read and write I/O registers.
You can read and write CPU registers, set and clear breakpoints,
and provide program run, halt, and step control. The debugger
also allows you to create a trace buffer of registers and memory
locations of interest.
Online Help System
The online help system displays online, context-sensitive help.
Designed for procedural and quick reference, each functional
subsystem has its own context-sensitive help. This system also
provides tutorials and links to FAQs and an Online Support
Forum to aid the designer.
A low-cost, high-functionality In-Circuit Emulator (ICE) is
available for development support. This hardware can program
The emulator consists of a base unit that connects to the PC
using a USB port. The base unit is universal and operates with
all PSoC devices. Emulation pods for each device family are
available separately. The emulation pod takes the place of the
PSoC device in the target board and performs full-speed