The purpose of this user guide is to facilitate establishing a connection to the In-Circuit Emulator (ICE). The PSoC ICE provides significant debugging functionality that requires full two-way communication over the ICE to operate. There are several steps in the connection process, including both setting up the hardware, and making the communications connection in the software. Making the software connection on your computer may require changes in the BIOS settings.
Some recent laptops do not support EPP and Bi-directional modes in the BIOS needed for full two-way communication over the ICE. A relatively easy method that bypasses the need for changing the BIOS settings is to install a parallel port card. This has the added benefit of providing a dedicated port to the ICE without potential conflicts with other applications or printers a user may have on their computer. Section 6. Alternate Parallel Port Cards details parallel port cards for both desktops and laptops that have been tested for compliance with the ICE.
New with PSoC Designer v. 4.1 is the USB Dongle. The USB Dongle allows the standard parallel port ICE to connect to a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port (as an alternative to the current parallel port method). See the USB Dongle Installation Guide for details.
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