Member Since: November 17, 2008

Country: United States



Electrical Engineer

Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

Assembly, C/C++/C#, VHDL


Fellowes, Inc.


Bradley University


Electrical Engineering


AVR, PSoC, PIC, Model Trains, Xbox 360, Altium



  • Product SEN-09695 | about 6 months ago

    No, Cypress CapSense solutions are much superior. There debugging and tunning tools are excellent to work with.

  • News - July Caption Contest | about 10 months ago

    Does everyone understand this venn diagram?

  • Product COM-08429 | about 2 years ago

    Just get the I2C bridge for PSoC microcontrollers and don’t waste your time with an Arduino approach. The PSoC are the best and most versatile MCUs on the market. The Arduinos are kids toys compared to these. The I2C bridge is a very powerful debug tool and its all ready to go out of the box. $30 for a programmer is nothing in the world embedded development. You can analyze any variables or parameters in your code and output them on the I2C protocol and store/graph all day.

  • Product BOK-11131 | about 2 years ago

    This book is a great buy. I read this several years and it was a great resource for Timer and OpAmp projects. I still reference it every once and awhile today. I really recommend this book over the others in the series.

  • Product COM-08429 | about 2 years ago

    The PSoC MiniProg CY3217 is the best for programming it ($30 on digikey). I use these all the time for work, i love the 21x34 series as they have a built in hardware capacitance sensing module. I also use Cypress I2C-USB Bridge Kit for software debugging. It is a fairly easy device to use and it has some neat charting and datalogging features.

  • Tutorial - Sensor Interfacing | about 2 years ago

    Good article, it worked on my sensor interface. I have done something similar to this with AC line. I used 3 high valued resistors to reduce current and then clamp the voltage to logic levels via internal clamp diodes. With three resistors, one capacitor, and a microcontroller I made a basic touch interface.

  • News - The Slap Method for Solde… | about 2 years ago

    Have you had any issues with pads or traces being pulled up? To be honest this doesn’t seem like the best approach. You can remove components just as easily with solder and wick if you know what you are doing.

  • News - IDEO Labs Musical Stairca… | about 3 years ago

    You could try piezoresistive sensors instead of IR. Then you could adjust for tone of the sound as well. Or another thought would be setup a capacitance touch circuit using the stairs and measure that. With some handy coding you could detect walking up the stairs.

  • News - IDEO Labs Musical Stairca… | about 3 years ago

    Why do you replace the IR with piezoresistive sensors instead? You would be able to add tone the sound being played.

  • Product COM-08429 | about 3 years ago

    If you have the PSoC Designer suite, then you would open it up and click on the help menu and then on documentation. The datasheet for Cypress PSoCs come with their software. You can either reference the datasheet on the Device (or its Family) or the Technical Reference Manual (TRM) for all the information on using the processor (Registors, Interrupts, Memory, etc..)

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