CY8CKIT-006 Release Notes

Release Notes
CY8CKIT-006 PSoC® 3 LCD Segment Drive Evaluation Kit
Release Date: January 11, 2010
Thank you for your interest in the CY8CKIT-006 PSoC® 3 Segment Drive Evaluation Kit. This
document lists installation requirements, limitations, and known issues with Beta release of the
kit.
System Requirements and Recommendations
PSoC® Creator™ 1.0 Beta 4.0 (1.0.0.5810)
PSoC® Programmer 3.10 Beta 4.0 (3.10.1.616)
The following minimum configuration is required to run PSoC Creator:
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PC-running Windows operating system: Windows XP SP2
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2GB RAM
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1GB of hard disk space
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USB 2.0 (for MiniProg3 programmer module connection)
PSoC Creator requires the following software to be installed:
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PSoC Programmer 3.10
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Windows Installer 3.1
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.Net Framework 2.0 SP1
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Keil Compiler (optional, but needed to build PSoC 3 projects)
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Adobe Reader (optional, but needed to view PDF files)
Installation
To install, insert the kit CD into your PC's CD-ROM drive. If the installer does not automatically
start, manually start it by executing cyautorun.exe in the CD's root directory. After the installation
begins, follow the instruction during installation.
Notes
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Do not plug in your LCD Kit MiniProg3 to the Host PC USB port until all software
installation is complete.
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If you have a previous installation of PSoC 3 LCD Segment Drive Evaluation Kit and
PSoC Creator and/or PSoC Programmer, uninstall them before re-installing PSoC 3 LCD
Segment Drive Evaluation Kit, PSoC Creator, and PSoC Programmer.
Updates
N/A.
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Limitations and Known Issues
1. Low Power – when the demonstration firmware enters what appears to be Low Power
mode (observe blank LCD display with periodic flash of “ZZZ”), the device is not actually
in a low power state.
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This will be completely corrected with the next revision of PSoC 3 silicon,
updated PSoC Creator components, and updated LCD Segment EVK
demonstration firmware.
2. Battery Life – because low power is not actually implemented at this time, battery life is
continually reduced even when the display indicates sleep mode. The switch (SW1)
disconnects the battery. The battery is also disconnected when a wall supply is plugged
into J2 (power jack).
3. Low Voltage – the kit does not currently support low voltage operation (single AA cell
with boost conversion).
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This capability will be added after the next revision of PSoC 3 silicon, updated
PSoC Creator components, and updated LCD Segment EVK demonstration
firmware.
4. Limited use of PSoC 3 pin P1[3] (SWO, JTAG TDO) as GPIO – the kit does not
currently support the assignment of a Pins component to the PSoC 3 Pin P1[3] (User Pin
J4_7 GPIO1) in debug build mode. This will be fixed with final silicon and PSoC creator
releases.
Documentation
Kit documents are located in the \Documentation and folder on the kit CD.
Refer to:
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CY8CKIT-006 PSoC3 LCD Drive Kit Users Guide.pdf
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CY8CKIT-006 PSoC3 LCD Drive Kit Quick Start Guide.pdf
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LCD Direct Drive Basics.pdf
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PSoC 3_CY8C38_Family_Datasheet.pdf
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PSoC 3_CY8C38_Family_Silicon_Errata.pdf
Release notes are located in the \Release_Notes subdirectory under the Documentation folder on
the kit CD.
Refer to CY8CKIT-006 PSoC3 LCD Drive Kit Release Notes.pdf
After installing the PSoC Creator and Programmer3.10, refer to the documentation as needed:
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PSoC CreatorHelpDocumentation
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Programmer3.10HelpHelp Topics
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The default location for PSoC Creator documents is:
C:\Program Files\Cypress\PSoC Creator\1.0\PSoC Creator\Documentation
You can also access the PSoC Creator documents from within PSoC Creator under:
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PSoC CreatorHelpDocumentationReference Material
Cypress Semiconductor
198 Champion Ct.
San Jose, CA 95134-1709 USA
Tel: 408.943.2600
Fax: 408.943.4730
Application Support Hotline: 425.787.4814
www.cypress.com
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