Infineon PSoC 62S2 evaluation kit

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RoadTest: Enroll to Review ModusToolbox™ Software with the Infineon PSoC™ 62S2 Evaluation Kit

Author: s2000gt

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Evaluation Type: Development Boards & Tools

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: None

What were the biggest problems encountered?: Some issues with the manifest data getting corrupted, antenna connector not easy to attach.

Detailed Review:

The last time I worked with a PSoC device was with the Freesoc2 which was a 5LP device using the

schematic design based PSoC creator software. While it was fun to work in this design environment,

it did have it's limitations.



Not so with the Infineon PSoC 62S2 evaluation kit. With this latest generation PSoC chip

and the Modus toolbox software, the capabilities have significantly expanded. Also with

the Sterling-LWB5+ WiFi/Bluetooth module as well as the Capsense controls, this opens

up many more project areas to explore.

The kit came with the development board, quickstart guide, USB cable, jumper wires and

antenna all housed in a very nice padded box.

I downloaded the Modus software package and connected the board by USB to the

KitProg3 connector.


The board was preloaded with the Hello World application which

was your standard flash the LED and print the hello world message in the terminal.



The next step was to load another example project into the Eclipse IDE,

compile the code and upload to be board. This time it would be one

that not only controlled the LED, but used the Capsense touch controls to do it.




For the third application, I wanted to make use of the Sterling-LWB5+ module that was included with this

development board. I chose the WiFi Scan application from the examples in Project Creator. This was

a much more complex example, and the very long compile time indicated this.



I did have some difficulty getting the antenna connection to the WiFi module, so

I ran it without it connected, seems to pick up the local access points just fine.

This was a very nicely put together kit. There were more than adequate

technical resources to call on, thanks to Infineon.

The amount of interface connections and jumper selections on this board

were astounding. Even the addition of rubber feet on the bottom of the board

show the amount of forethought from the manufacturer.

Yes, i do for some reason miss the simple schematic layout of PSoC Creator,

perhaps that's an added application for the Modus toolbox in the future, but for now,

I think Infineon got this one pretty good.