Demo video of RPP_PSOC5

A project log for Not Quite Useless Raspberry Pi Replacement

Make a Raspberry Pi replacement using a Cypress Semiconductor Programmable System on a Chip (PSOC 5) 10/19/2019 at 02:340 Comments

Made a short demo video of the RPP_SOC5 card setting all of the bits one at a time on one of our Raspberry Pi Hats.

The card works really well. I was able to get test code running for all of our I/O cards this afternoon. It was nice to be able to write code so easily for the cards. The EEPROM writes are very fast. Makes me wonder why the Pi is so slow to write EEPROMs. Maybe they are not doing page writes correctly?

One thing I really like on this card is the USB micro connector. I went with a connector which has four through hole supports - one in each corner. It's expensive, at $2+ but it looks and feels far superior to the cheaper connectors with surface mount supports. Worth the $$$.

This ends this part of the project. I have full compatibility with the GPIO interfaces of the Raspberry Pi card but there are things I still want to do.