An introduction to CANopen

I had to interface motor-controllers with CAN, CANopen to be specific. The Name CANopen suggests that this is some kind of open standard with tons of free Stacks and documentation, right? No, not at all. I had a hard time implementing a own CANopen-Stack on a PSoC 5LP. I want to change these circumstances by...

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Writing own PSoC Components in Verilog

After finishing the introduction into State Machines I wanted to come up with a implementation on a real device (I don't own an FPGA so far). At the electronica I visited the Cypress booth and they showed me how to create own user componentes. The process looked very simple and indeed it is, at least...

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Capacitive Joystick Prototype

While I contributed to Active Games at Frankfurt University this year I digged a bit deeper into the capabilities of Cypress PSoC 4. I already played a bit with the capsense feature to realize touch-buttons or sliders. This time I went for the proximity sensor. I started by connecting a single wire to the PSoC4 and enable...

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