Cypress Semiconductor launched the PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the new PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families. PSoC Creator enables engineers to use schematic-based design capture along with certified, pre-packaged peripherals to keep system creation independent of the target PSoC device. With the design software, developers simply layout the design, just as they would on paper or a whiteboard, and let the tool translate it into the PSoC configuration. With PSoC Creator, designers create designs according to application requirements, not the limitations of the target device. PSoC Creator is available today at no cost.
PSoC Creator Highlights
- Integrated schematic capture for device configuration
- Extensive component catalog
- Integrated source editors
- Built-in debugger for fast, non-intrusive control of all PSoC 3 and PSoC 5 devices
- Support for component creation (design reuse)
- Keil CA51 Compiler for PSoC 3 (no code size limit)
- GNU GCC-ARM for PSoC 5
PSoC Creator combines a state-of-the-art software development IDE with a graphical design editor to form a powerful hardware/software co-design environment. It provides a library of dozens of pre-configured analog and digital peripherals that can easily be dropped into the schematic design canvas and combined into powerful systems. The tool automatically routes all on-chip signals and can even direct I/O to the optimum pins if desired.
Each peripheral component is carefully parameterized so that the implementation can be optimized to fit the developer’s needs perfectly with no wasted resources. The build process generates a consistent, easily remembered set of APIs for each component that allows the software developer to control the hardware without worrying about the underlying implementation. Customized designs, and their associated APIs, can even be saved in a library for future reuse and easily shared within an organization.