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Nenik0
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Re: Free shipping from Digikey
Nenik0   6/11/2014 3:09:51 AM
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So much for theory. How do I get that option in praxis?

(When checking out at DigiKey, I only get options of Debit/Credit, COD and Contact Me)...

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Re: Debugger End vs Business End...
vasanth kumar d   6/10/2014 11:48:58 PM
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I too initially thought that this is a board like LPCXpresso which consists of a debugger and a target chip. But the website clearly says this is just a breadboard friendly prototyping platform for PSoC4 chips together with an USB-UART programmer. No onboard debugger or anything of that kind. I think PSoC4 pioneer kit @ 25$ is the one that can be comparable to other low cost development platforms that has an onboard debugger.

So, probably the cheapest 32-bit development platform available on the market is this board called STM32F0DISCOVERY @ 7.99$ from ST micro. Incredible.

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PSoC4
antedeluvian   6/10/2014 8:20:17 PM
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Coincidentally look for my upcoming blogs this month on the PSoC4. Right Max?

I started out with the Pioneer development kit, so there is no reference to this board.

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Free shipping from Digikey
bodger   6/10/2014 8:06:58 PM
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Little known fact: you can get free shipping from Digikey if you pay at the time you submit your order.   If you're in no hurry, you can save some money on your $4 dev boards.

 "* When a check or money order accompanies your order, Digi-Key pays all shipping and insurance (our choice for method of shipping) to all addresses in the U.S. and Canada."

http://dkc1.digikey.com/us/en/mkt/terms.html

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Debugger End vs Business End...
rwehri   6/10/2014 7:13:37 PM
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Something often overlooked on these inexpensive boards is that, while you can utilize the 'business end' in a prototype or 'project,' the debugger end doesn't stop having value, either.  You now have a very low cost debugger for your own target board, if that's the direction you take.

I agree that NXP has been doing this for a considerable time, but with the added costs for the connectors, $4 seems like a fairly big drop from the $18.75 for the LPC812-based (PN: OM13053) 'Xpresso' board.

It does look like that you're minimally going to need an A-type extension cable to be useful at all in a 'development' role, but by now, shouldn't we already have a fairly full complement of USB patch cords?

I'd suggest that even without the connectors, these may be subsidized.  There's little chance that "PSoC 4" and "$4" aren't somehow related to marketing.

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Re: Cheaper than TI's launchpad!
Kevin Krewell   6/10/2014 6:55:18 PM
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Good point. I missed your post and paid $7.50 for s/h + California sales tax. Oh well.

Kevin Krewell
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Re: Perhaps the board was lost given all the ones available?
Kevin Krewell   6/10/2014 6:53:06 PM
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But at only $4.00, this board is much cheaper than the others. I believe the reason it's been overlooked is that Cypress and its distributors have not done a good job to promote the board and build a community around it. 

I ordered one to give it a try, although this is a Cortex-M0 MCU, so it's pretty low end. After shipping and handling and tax, it was over $12. But still a decent deal for quantity 1.

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PSoC 4 dev board packaging video
gaberowe   6/10/2014 3:27:58 PM
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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Perhaps the board was lost given all the ones available?
Max The Magnificent   6/10/2014 1:51:18 PM
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@Kirby2008: In fact the system is so slick that once you plug it in to your computer the dev board looks like a Hard drive which you then can drag your new code to and have it self program!

That sounds like something even I could use LOL

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Perhaps the board was lost given all the ones available?
Kirby2008   6/10/2014 1:47:49 PM
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It is possible that the reason this board was overlooked is because there are numerous inexpensive development boards these days.  Freescale offers a number of them for about $12 (+ shipping) which include an on-board debugger, etc.  In fact the system is so slick that once you plug it in to your computer the dev board looks like a Hard drive which you then can drag your new code to and have it self program!

As I said, there are a lot of dev board these and a lot of them are rather cheap... Boy times have changed, as a number of years ago one would have to spend at least $500 or more for a dev board.

Cheers

 

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