Using Creator 3.0 for PSoC5 and 5LP

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Using Creator 3.0 for PSoC5 and 5LP

Postby KennyMillar » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:33 pm

We know that when Creator 3.0 was released, it unfortunately dropped support for the PSoC5 chip, instead targeting only the 5LP range. This was a bit of a disappointment for some, especially me, as I have a large number of PSoC5 projects out in the wild which need maintenance and support.

Or if you have 2 versions of your PCB, some with 5 chips and some with 5LP chips, do you need to now maintain two separate sets of source code for what is essentially just one project?

Wouldn't it be nice if we could use all the nice new code editing features of Creator 3.0 but still build for, and program, PSoC5 devices as well as 5LP.

I have written a guide over on my personal blog which shows the steps I took to allow me to use the new features of Creator 3.0 and yet still build for and program PSoC5 devices. I basically set up two projects, one in Creator 2.2 to target the PSoC5 Boards and one in Creator 3.0 to target the 5LP boards, and shared the source code between them, so any changes I make in one happen automatically in the other. Now, I can just use Creator 3 for all my code edits, and then fire up Creator 2.2 just to do the final build.

You can read my blog post over at my blog at http://www.spider-e.com/wp/?p=84

Best wishes,
Kenny.
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Re: Using Creator 3.0 for PSoC5 and 5LP

Postby bobmarlowe » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:50 am

That's a smart solution, Kenny. I wanted to do something similar but was afraid to modify something in the project so it could not be opened in 2.2 again.
I'm going to set up a new 2.2 environment and check.

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Re: Using Creator 3.0 for PSoC5 and 5LP

Postby KennyMillar » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:38 am

Aye, Bob

I haven't found a way to share the schematic editor or Design Rules - and to be honest, I don't think I will, but at least it lets me use the new code editor and so on.
Every new board that I build and sell from now on will have 5LP on it, so gradually we'll be able to move to Creator 3 (and beyond).
Any boards that come back for repair I might also update the PSoC, but that would be an extra cost to me - so maybe, maybe not.
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