The CY8CKIT-143A PSoC(c) 4 BLE 256KB Module with Bluetooth 4.2 Radio

CY8CKIT-143A PSoC(c) 4 BLE 256KB Module with Bluetooth 4.2 Radio

This one is invaluable where analog or simple high speed digital logic is required, low-level C code is easily integrated if required. Super low power modes make it ideal for long term battery operation.

Price

$15 US

Notable Features

The PSoC Creator IDE

The PSoC Creator IDE is a free Windows application that brings this little board to life. As show in the following screen captures, it seamlessly integrates in a single application all development, build, and debug activities for this chip.

My only complaint is that there is no simulation capability for the FPGA fabric. Without bringing internal signals out to pins and using a digital logic analyzer it is very difficult to debug the hardware logic. If you have a logic analyzer such as this one there are usually plenty of unused pins you can use as probes.

C programming

PSoC Creator

Pin Assignments

PSoC Creator

Analog Routing

PSoC Creator

FPGA Logic

PSoC Creator