I have a CY8C24994 chip (QFN68). I understand that I can program it using a MiniProg1 device connected to my PC. But how do I interface the CY8C24994 with the MiniProg1? Are there adaptors available and if yes, where can I find them?
No, my question is at a more fundamental level. I have a 24994 QFN68 chip. I don't have a MiniProg1 yet. I'm planning to get one. I want to know what additional hardware I'm going to require to connect the QFN68 to the MiniProg1 (like and adaptor) in order to program it.
First, I think a miniprog 3 is a better investment as it can also program psoc3/5lp so I would like to recommend you a miniprog3 instead of a miniprog1.
As has been said, the easiest way to program a psoc 1 is via ISSP. You just need to add an ISSP header to your board and connect you miniprog whenever you need to program the chip.
However, a ISSP header takes some board space. If you are tight on space you could use a socket adapter to program your psoc1 before soldering it to the board
Unfortunatelly Sockets are quite expensive, and my personal experience is that it is a pain to load and unload the chips.
Another alternative to soldering a big ISSP is to leave small test points on your board carring the ISSP signals and using pogo pins in a breakout board to program
It is especially usefull when your board has to be really small.