PSOC

Programming

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The pinout for the PSoC programming interface.

The pinout for the PSoC programming interface.

Programming is supported by the MiniProg programmers. The current version is the MiniProg 3 which supports JTAG, SWD, ISSP, SWV and I2C (in a bridge, not programming protocol). It can program target boards with a voltage ranging from 1.5 to 5.5V, or supply power to the target board at one of four voltage levels. It comes with both a 5-pin 100mil pitch and 10-pin 50mill pitch header. The 10-pin connector is used on the prototyping boards, and a cable is provided. The programmer is small! (which is a good thing). Some (e.g. ATMEL’s) are huge, and also quite expensive in comparison (especially for the ATMEL JTAG programmer).

PCB Header: Samtec FTSH-105-01-L-DV-K-ND (Digi-Key Part Num: FTSH-105-01-L-DV-K-ND)
Supplied Cable: Samtec FFSD-10-D-06.00-01-N
Socket-to-Socket 152.40mm (Digi-Key Part Num: SAM8218-ND)

However, the header is typically out-of-stock on DigiKey. It can be set to provide one of four voltage levels to the target board (1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, 5V). Cypress provides a standalone program, PSoC Programmer, to program it’s PSoC chips. However, programming is usually done through PSoC Creator (the design software), which also supports debugging. Cypress also provides a command-line interface (CLI) and component-object model (COM) so that you can design your own applications that utilize PSoC Programmer’s backend to program chips.

The top view of the MiniProg3 PCB with the cover removed.

The top view of the MiniProg3 PCB with the cover removed.

The bottom view of the MiniProg3 PCB with the cover removed.

The bottom view of the MiniProg3 PCB with the cover removed.


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