The CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping Kits are low cost prototyping platforms for customers wishing to test and develop applications using the PSoC® 4 device family. Currently two boards have been developed to support the following two PSoC 4 device families:
The prototyping kits support PC connectivity through the Cypress USB-Serial controller. The devices can be programmed using the USB-Serial controller and the Bootloader Software Host tool. For more information please see the kit user guide attached for steps and examples.
The CY8CKIT-049 is designed to be programmed using the onboard device bootloader through the Cypress USB-Serial device. For information on how to bootload the device please see the kit user guide.
Low Cost Alternative to Samples
The CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping Kits serve as a low cost alternative to customers looking to sample PSoC 4 devices. The kit provides an open platform and complete access to all of the PSoC 4 device I/O, including default features such as LEDs and a push button. The kit will serve users who are looking to rapidly integrate, develop, and test the PSoC 4 device family with their end design or project.
Supports PSoC 4 Families
The CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping kits support both the ARM® 32-bit Cortex-M0™ CY8C41xx and CY8C42xx device families. The PSoC 4 devices are the most reconfigurable ARM based processor providing programmable analog and digital blocks with flexible routing and interconnects. The CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping kits are also CapSense enabled as both the CMOD and CTANK capacitors necessary for CapSense and CapSense Proximity designs are loaded by default.
As always the PSoC 4 device family and the CY8CKIT-049 are supported through the completely free development platform PSoC Creator.
Supports USB-Serial Controllers
The CY8CKIT-049 provides customers with a USB PC connection using the Cypress USB-Serial device family (CY7C6521x). The device used on the CY8CKIT-049 is the CY7C65211 configurable USB bridge controller. This USB-Serial device supports USB-UART, USB-GPIO, USB-I2C, and USB-SPI configurations. The device family also supports CapSense button control and USB-IF Battery Charging applications. The CY7C65211 device on the CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping kit is by default a USB-UART serial bridge. The USB-Serial device provides USB-UART communication through a COM port and UART bootloading using the Bootloader Host tool included in PSoC Creator. The CY7C65211 is designed to support the PSoC 4 and to be a development platform for USB-Serial users. The USB-Serial portion of the kit can be removed from the PSoC 4 main board by ‘snapping’ the two boards apart along the perforated edge. The USB-Serial board supports open GPIO and serial communication headers for USB-Serial development.
PSoC Creator IDE
PSoC Creator is an Integrated Design Environment (IDE) which allows concurrent hardware and application firmware design of PSoC 3, PSoC 4, PSoC 4 BLE, PRoC BLE, and PSoC 5LP systems. PSoC systems are designed using classic, familiar schematic capture supported by over 120 pre-verified, production-ready PSoC Components™. To download the latest version of the IDE, please visit the PSoC Creator Page.
Training and Other learning resources
- To learn more about PSoC Creator and On-Demand trainings, please visit the PSoC Creator Training Page
- To learn and train on PSoC, please visit www.cypress.com/go/training
- Visit the PSoC 3/4/5 Code Examples page for a list of available PSoC Creator code examples across PSoC Creator, Applications notes and Kits
- To get started with PSoC 4, refer to AN79953 – Getting Started with PSoC® 4
- To learn more about UART bootloaders, refer to AN68272 – PSoC® 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP UART Bootloader
Programming On-board PSoC 4
PSoC 4 device on-board CY8CKIT-049 includes a UART bootloader for programming through the USB-Serial (USB-UART configuration) controller in the kit. Bootloader Host software tool that installs with PSoC Creator is used to bootload the device through the USB-UART interface. Refer Chapter 3: Kit Operation of the kit user guide for details on creating bootloadable projects and programming the PSoC 4 in the kit. Refer toAN68272 – PSoC® 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP UART Bootloader for details on UART bootloaders.
Refer to the KB article “Using the CY8CKIT-049 to Program Another PSoC 4” for a method to use CY8CKIT-049 as a low cost programmer.
- CY8CKIT-049 4xxx Prototyping Kit
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