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PSoC™ 4

psco_3295286
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Hello. I am new to psoc4. I want to use CY8C4245axi-483 for switching project. But I am not sure whether to use psoc creator or keil as IDE.

Also, what is difference between CY8Ckit - 043 and PEMicro debugger and which should be used.

Please help. Thank you.

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DaKo_463136
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Hello and welcome to the community.

I would definitely recommend a PSoC Creator. It features graphical tools that will help you set all the components. Although there is a Peripheral Driver Library that can be used with other IDEs, PSoC Creator will provide the best experience (at least for the start, before you notice any limitations specific to your needs).

You mention CY8CKIT-043 PSoC® 4 M-Series Prototyping Kit , and this kit features a separable KitProg programmer, but a different PSoC, 4M series CY8C4247AZI-M485 . The CY8C4245AXI-483 is just a 4 series chip. Here is a development kit for it: PSoC® 4 CY8CKIT-049 4xxx Prototyping Kits . If you wanted to order this kit, make sure you buy the 4200 version (there is also a 4100 with a cheaper and less capable chip) - the price is the same. However, this cheaper kit comes without a hardware programmer and needs to be programmed with a bootloader (which is fortunately preprogrammed from the factory).

If you are low on budget, buy both kits, separate the programmer and use it for both kits. A full featured programmer and debugger is MiniProg3: CY8CKIT-002 PSoC® MiniProg3 Program and Debug Kit

I would also recommend starting with an PSoC 101 video series by Alan Hawse. It shows the basic capabilities in short thematically focused videos.

PSoC 101: Introduction to PSoC 101

David

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