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Anonymous
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Hello everyone,

   

I have developed a capsense board with 5 buttons & a slider.

   

         I intend to use these boards for the electrical switching applications like light, fan with regulators T.V. etc.

   

                I want to know will they function like the normal mechanical swiches or not for longer durational operations.

   

I wish to know the +ve & -ve effects on the board if I keep the apps running continuously for longer durations (suppose for complete 1 day).

   

Will that degrade the performance of the board with such operating over the period of time?

   

If it does what are the remedies you would suggest me?

   

Thanks & Regards-

   

Amit

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Bob_Marlowe
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I do not know what you mean with "+ve & -ve effects", but a correctly designed PSoC board will run for longer than a couple of days. Keep an eye on ambient temperature and power dissipation and on stability of the power supply.

   

 

   

Bob

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Anonymous
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Hi Bob,

   

thats what I was to know, as you say keeping the apps running for 1 day contiuously in our normal household conditions will not alter the performance of either the board or the app its controlling. Is it correct what I ment of your comment.

   

Also what will be the response of the board if there are fluctuations in the mains supply? I have used a relay card with power converter, a bridge bet mains & board.

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Bob_Marlowe
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Main supply issues have to be caught by the power supply. When you live in an area where brown-outs and power losses are usual (I didn't have any in the last two years) you could do some protection by software and hardware as

   

Detection of AC loss of a single sine-wave and alerting via interrupt the PSoC

   

Bridging short power-losses with (gold)caps or batteries.

   

Measuring with ADC the incoming supply voltage

   

Probably there are some more methods

   

 

   

Bob

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Anonymous
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Also Bob & Dana,

   
        
  • what are the things I will have to do if I wish to switch to the PSoC 4 from the CY8C20X34 (PSoC 1).
  •     
  • Will that be a OK one or a bit tedious?
  •     
  • What will be the advantages considering the switching application with PSoC 4?
  •     
  • Will this transition help me ease the programming & interfacing scenario?
  •     
  • Will that help me interface the remote?
  •    
   

Thanks & Regards-

   

Amit

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ETRO_SSN583
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what are the things I will have to do if I wish to switch to the PSoC 4 from the CY8C20X34 (PSoC 1).

   

Consider a Pioneer board or the USB boards or high end CY8CKIT-001

   

http://www.cypress.com/?app=search&searchType=advanced&keyword=&rtID=110&id=4749

   

 

   

Will that be a OK one or a bit tedious?

   

Creator, PSOC 4, a more advanced GUI tool, better debugging.

   

 

   

What will be the advantages considering the switching application with PSoC 4?

   

Better CPU , better compiler, more routability, more MIPs available, more fixed function resources,

   

better ability to make custom components. More RAM, FLASH.

   

 

   

Will this transition help me ease the programming & interfacing scenario?

   

Programming ~ same effort, some advantage as tool has better debugging capability.

   

 

   

Will that help me interface the remote?

   

http://www.cypress.com/BLE/?source=home_products a possibility

   

 

   

 PSOC 4 element14.com projects

                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Date

Project Title

1

01-May-2013

Simple Blinking LED

2

02-May-2013

CapSense Slider Example

3

03-May-2013

PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit Annotation Library

4

06-May-2013

USB-UART utility

5

07-May-2013

USB-I2C Utility

6

08-May-2013

Danger Shield with Light Sensor Control

7

09-May-2013

Danger Shield with 7-segment display

8

10-May-2013

Danger Shield Buzzer of Doom

9

13-May-2013

Graphics LCD Display

10

14-May-2013

LCD - Rotating Cube Demo

11

15-May-2013

GLCD Paddle Game

12

16-May-2013

Pioneer Board Oscilloscope

13

17-May-2013

CapSense Button & LED Control with Bridge Control Panel

14

20-May-2013

What was the value? - LED Memory Example

15

21-May-2013

CapSense Proximity Detection

16

22-May-2013

Proximity Theremin

17

23-May-2013

2-Channel OScope with GraphicsLCD

18

24-May-2013

'Catch the Shells' Game with ColorLCD Shield

19

28-May-2013

LED Memory! Part Deux. Just Deux it!

20

29-May-2013

Starter Designs

21

30-May-2013

Fractional Frequency Synthesizer

22

31-May-2013

“Kill The Ghost” Game

23

03-Jun-2013

tinyprintf Example

24

04-Jun-2013

XBee Router Loopback Example

25

05-Jun-2013

XBee Direct IO

26

06-Jun-2013

XBee API RxTx Example

27

07-Jun-2013

XBee RGB CapSense Control

28

10-Jun-2013

“WiFi? Why Not!” Arduino WiFi Shield Example

29

11-Jun-2013

Bluetooth Home Automation System

30

12-Jun-2013

Bluetooth with GLCD

31

13-Jun-2013

Ethernet Shield

32

14-Jun-2013

More Relay!

33

17-Jun-2013

Sweet Music Everywhere! MIDI Shield

34

18-Jun-2013

Resistive Touch Example

35

19-Jun-2013

UART, I2C, and SPI Joystick Example

36

20-Jun-2013

What? I can use the PSoC 5LP too?

37

21-Jun-2013

PSoC With Friends! Word Scramble Game

38

24-Jun-2013

Ultrasonic Distance Measurement

39

25-Jun-2013

Two PWMs for the price of one

40

26-Jun-2013

Pioneer PnP Sensors

41

27-Jun-2013

Thermistor Example

42

28-Jun-2013

Hangman Game

43

01-Jul-2013

Rise of the Machines (Rolling Robot)

44

02-Jul-2013

Run Away Run Away! (Proximity Robot)

45

03-Jul-2013

Stepper Motor Example

46

05-Jul-2013

“Paint The Night” Accelerometer Example

47

08-Jul-2013

Obstacle Avoider Robot

48

09-Jul-2013

Walk The Line! Robot Example

49

11-Jul-2013

Android Device Controlled Robot

50

12-Jul-2013

SD Card Example

                                                     
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Bob_Marlowe
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  • what are the things I will have to do if I wish to switch to the PSoC 4 from the CY8C20X34 (PSoC 1).
  •    
   

PSoC1 components are more restricted in handling/wiring, you'll have to read and understand the datasheets for the PSoC3

   

Will that be a OK one or a bit tedious?

   
        
  • What will be the advantages considering the switching application with PSoC 4?
  •    
   

Capsense tuning is more modern

   
        
  • Will this transition help me ease the programming & interfacing scenario?
  •    
   

Your programming logic can be transferred to PSoC4, only the APIs are named differently

   
        
  • Will that help me interface the remote?
  •    
   

Not much. Will be as complicated as with a PSoC1.

   

 

   

Two outstanding differences between PSoC1 and 4

   
        
  • The ARM M0 core is a 32bit-CPU, much faster, better interrupt handling
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  • Debugging capabilities integrated, no additional hardware needed when using a pioneer kit, Setting breakpoints, inspecting variables, monitoring the call stack.
  •    
   

 

   

Bob

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Anonymous
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Hi Bob,

   

I'm going through the links you have given, will go through them n get back soon.

   

Thanks & Regards-

   

Amit

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Bob_Marlowe
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It was Dana giving you the links, I'm good in giving advices 😉

   

 

   

Bob

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