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PSoC1 CY8C26443 lying around. Should I throw them away?

destinationamit

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Hi,

I have some CY8C26443 chips that I found lying with me since the PSoC design Challenge 2002. I also have the PSoC(tm) Prongle(tm) Rev B Device Programmer (pic attached), but I dont have a parallel port on my laptop. So what are my options?

1. Should I throw away the 26443's? (I dont want to. I am a hobbyist and would like to use them in some design).

2. Can I still use the Prongle for programming the chips? If so, how with a parallel interface? Which cable to use to connect it to the Computer?

3. And which programming software should I use on the laptop side? Is CD/IDE?compiler/programmer available somewhere? (I am attaching a pic of the original kit as it was, that I found on the Internet)

Thanks in advance,
 

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kellys_eye

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Pretty limited (options) I suppose. Not that the device isn't very capable but it's not exactly 'mainstream' so other than one-off DIY applications it's not likely to end up as a common solution for anything other than what you want to develop yourself.

Code isn't transportable either so it's going to be 'niche' or 'nothing'.
 

danadak

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PSOC 1 saw enormous volumes in consumer low end products. Its mixed
signal capability far superior in the market place. Still has a market for
low cost mixed signal designs.

But PSOC 4, 5LP huge jump in capability over 1, in performance, design time,
routability, memory, diversity of logic components onboard, very superior analog.

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I too have a lot of PSOC 1 stuff, but will not go back.

PSOC Designer still available :




The download includes a basic compiler.

There was a HiTech Compiler that was significantly more code dense that Cypress, but company was
bought up by Microchip and they in turn suppressed sale of the PSOC compiler. if you can get your
hand on it quite superior than Cypress compiler. That filename was HCPSOC-pro-9.61PL2.exe Make
sure you get a license key when you get it.

PSOC 3, 4, 5LP, 6 IDE and compiler is PSOC Creator, free.


Regards, Dana.
 
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destinationamit

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Well thank you so much Dana and kellys_eye for your replies.
I am ok with a one off design as I'm a hobbyist (for most of the time), I'd lay my hands on one of the more recent PSoCs for a "mainstream" project.
However:
-I do not know how to program the CY8MC26443 with the board that I have - as in which software to use to download the hex file to the device and what cable to connect between the board and the computer.
-And where can I find the compiler for generating the said hex code.

Thanks again for the advice!
 

danadak

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Well thank you so much Dana and kellys_eye for your replies.
I am ok with a one off design as I'm a hobbyist (for most of the time), I'd lay my hands on one of the more recent PSoCs for a "mainstream" project.
However:
-I do not know how to program the CY8MC26443 with the board that I have - as in which software to use to download the hex file to the device and what cable to connect between the board and the computer.
-And where can I find the compiler for generating the said hex code.

Thanks again for the advice!

As stated in earlier post PSOC Designer includes a compiler. PSOC Miniprog was main programmer
interface from USB :

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Your board looks like it also took the miniprog versus parallel as an option, eg. the
5 pin header. But w/o any docs on your board I would be careful, trace out, if using
a miniprog1 or miniprog3, where its outputs are going.



Regards, Dana.
 

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