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KeOn_
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I have a CY8CKIT042. Besides that, there are some evaluation kit, for example CY8CKIT049, CY8CKIT149, etc. Please let me know difference between these kits. If there is more suitable kit for my application, I consider that using it.

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NaMo_1534561
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Hello,

Different kits use different PSoC product families. Choose the kit that fits your peripheral and ROM / RAM capacity.
Some Development Kits have Arduino Uno compatible pin headers, ready to use third party shields.
Detailed information on the kit can be obtained from this URL
https://www.cypress.com/microcontrollers-mcus-kits#psoc4

Best Regards,

Naoaki Morimoto

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NaMo_1534561
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Hello,

Different kits use different PSoC product families. Choose the kit that fits your peripheral and ROM / RAM capacity.
Some Development Kits have Arduino Uno compatible pin headers, ready to use third party shields.
Detailed information on the kit can be obtained from this URL
https://www.cypress.com/microcontrollers-mcus-kits#psoc4

Best Regards,

Naoaki Morimoto

MotooTanaka
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Hi,

Basically an EVB is for evaluating the particular device mounted on that board.

For PSoC 4

PSoC 4000 (CapSense and standard MCU feature)

PSoC 4100 (4000 + Analog Block)

PSoC 4200 (4100 + Digital Block)

So if you are currently using CY8CKIT-042 (4200),

probably moving  to an EVB with 4200/4200M/4200L device is safer.

CY8CKIT-149 has 4100S Plus device, so it does not have UDB.

(But it has SmartIO, though)

https://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/cy8ckit-149-psoc-4100s-plus-prototyping...

 

Now about CY8CKIT-049, 

https://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/psoc-4-cy8ckit-049-4xxx-prototyping-kit...

It does not have KitProg, it has only USB-Serial adapter. So programming must be done via bootloader or an external programming device such as MiniProg3, MiniProg4, or KitProg from other board.

So, IMHO, I don't recommend someone new to PSoC to use CY8CKIT-049.

 

Meantime, there are a couple type of EVBs

(1) Prototyping Kit

Has KitProg and most of I/Os are available for the user.

Example: CY8CKIT-043

https://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/cy8ckit-043-psoc-4-m-series-prototyping...

 

(2) Pioneer Kit

Has some basic peripherals, some external devices, Arduino Uno type Connector, just like CY8CKIT-042

Example: CY8CKIT-044

https://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/cy8ckit-044-psoc-4-m-series-pioneer-kit

 

Since you are using CY8CKIT-042, considering CY8CKIT-044 or CY8CKIT-043 will be easier to move.

 

Last but not least, there are many EVBs, so please browse them and find suitable one(s) for yourself.

https://www.cypress.com/microcontrollers-mcus-kits

 

moto

 

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