Cypress Miniprog 3 & 4 Cable Selection & Installation

Cypress Miniprog3 & Miniprog4 debugger programmers
The Cypress Miniprog3 and Miniprog4 can be used with a wide range of Cypress MCUs, PSoCs USB, Wi-fi, Power Management and other products, that utilize SWD (Single Wire Debug) or JTAG programming/debugging. Tag-connect offer target board space saving solutions for debugging and/or programming using JTAG or SWD with the Miniprog 3 or Miniprog 4. With both debuggers handling PSoc 4, PSoc 5LP and PSoC 6 and the Miniprog3 also handling programming of PSoC 1 and PSoC 3 devices, switching out the 10-pin ribbon cable for a Tag-Connect Cypress PSoC programming cable will save you valuable real estate on the target board.

Solutions:

  1. SWD programming cables for Cypress Miniprog
  2. JTAG programming cables for Cypress Miniprog

SWD Programming & Debug with the Miniprog 3 & 4

For SWD programming and debug, the TC2030-CTX cable connects from the 10-pin 0.05″ pitch Cortex-10/Mipi connector on the debugger to a 6-pin Tag-Connect Plug-of-Nails™ “With Legs” connector which is ideal for development environments. Alternatively the TC2030-CTX-NL “No legs” solution saves over 66% of the PCB space used by typical FTSH-105 style micro-headers! For the No-Legs version, the TC2030-CLIP retaining clips can be used to hold the cable in place.

Solutions

PCB connectorDebug ConnectorItems (Click items for details)PriceQtyBuy
Cortex 10 Pin to 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ - No Legs
Plug-of-Nails™ No Legs6 pin target connector
PCB End: 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ No LegsDebug End: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
6-Pin "No Legs" TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ programming cable for use with ARM Cortex processors. This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030-NL Tag-Connector and a 10-pin ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-105 style micro-headers used for Cortex Debug as found in debuggers such as Keil's ULINK-2. The footprint for the TC2030-CTX-NL Plug-of-Nails™ Connector saves over 66% of the PCB space used by typical FTSH-105 style micro-headers! Please refer to the TC2030-IDC-NL datasheet below for details of the TC2030-NL footprint. You may also want to purchase a couple of TC2030-CLIP boards which will hold this cable in place for hands-free programming and debugging. See also the TC2030-CTX "Legged" version of the cable. For traditional ARM JTAG solutions using the 20-pin header as found on Segger's J-LINK see our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter used with TC2050-IDC (-NL) cables. WARNING for ATMEL-ICE users: The Atmel-ICE has it's header pin numbers reversed (standard pin 1 is Atmel-ICE's pin 10). To use our cable with Atmel's reversed pin-number header you'll either need to cut off the ribbon connector locating lug and plug it in backwards, or select the LEMTA option below to order with the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards. If you plug in a standard (correct) Cortex cable you're going to short power and stuff out. Note: Cable only supplied, Keil's ULINK2 debugger and Tag-Connect Demo PCB and additional Legged Cable are shown for illustrative use only - not included with the cable!

Datasheets (TC2030-NL is for footprint information only)

ARM Cortex programming cable with TC2030 plug-of-nails no-legs connector1 x TC2030-CTX-NL 6-Pin "No Legs" Cable with 10-pin micro-connector for Cortex processors
Orientation: Normal Orientation

6-Pin “No legs” TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ Cable for use with ARM Cortex processors.

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This product is intended to temporarily hold a TC2030 -NL ("No Legs") cable in place on a PCB. This solution will help when board space is at a premium and you need a hands free solution for debugging. Supplied as pack of 3. We recommend keeping a few spare of these since the tiny boards are easy to misplace when working on the bench. For a more robust solution consider a TC2030 legged cable.
TC2030-CLIP-3PACK retaining clips for TC20301 x TC2030-CLIP-3PACK Retaining CLIP board for TC2030-NL cables - 3 Pack
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Cortex 10 Pin to 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ - With Legs
Plug-of-Nails™ Legged6 pin target connector
PCB End: 6 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ LeggedDebug End: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
6-Pin Legged TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ programming cable for use with ARM Cortex processors. This special cable has a 6-pin TC2030 Tag-Connector and a 10-pin ribbon and ribbon connector that mates with the FTSH-105 style micro-headers used for Cortex Debug Connector as found in debuggers such as Keil's ULINK-2. See also the TC2030-CTX-NL "No Legs" version of the cable with footprint that saves over 66% of the board space needed by typical FTSH-105 micro headers! For traditional ARM solutions using the 20-pin header as found on Segger's J-LINK see our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter used with TC2050-IDC (-NL) cables. WARNING for ATMEL-ICE users: The Atmel-ICE has it's header pin numbers reversed (standard pin 1 is Atmel ICE's pin 10). To use our cable with Atmel's reversed pin-number header you'll either need to cut off the ribbon connector locating lug and plug it in reversed, or select the LEMTA option with the 10-pin connector fitted backwards. If you plug in a standard (correct) Cortex cable you're going to short power and stuff out. Note: Cable only supplied, Keil's ULINK2 debugger and Tag-Connect Demo PCB shown for illustrative use - not included with the cable!

Datasheet

ARM Cortex programming cable with TC2030 plug-of-nails legged connector1 x TC2030-CTX 6-Pin Cable for ARM Cortex
Orientation: Normal Orientation

6-Pin Legged TC2030 Plug-of-Nails™ Cable for use with ARM Cortex processors.

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JTAG Programming & Debug with the Miniprog 3 & 4

For JTAG programming and debugging, the recommended Cypress PSoC JTAG programming cable is the TC2050-IDC-050-ALL that connects from the 10-pin Cortex connector on the Miniprog to a Tag-Connect 10-pin “Legged” Plug-of-Nails™ connector which is ideal for the development environment. For production environments we’d recommend the TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL “No Legs” version. For the No-Legs version, the TC2050-CLIP retaining clips can be used to hold the cable in place.

Solutions

PCB connectorDebug ConnectorItems (Click items for details)PriceQtyBuy
Cortex 10 Pin to 10 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ - No Legs
Plug-of-Nails™ No Legs10 pin target connector
PCB End: 10 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ No LegsDebug End: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
The TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL programming cable has an 0.050" pitch ribbon connector suitable for programmers and debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header (10-pins). The pin connections are 1-1 and all 10 pins are connected. (The standard TC2050-IDC-NL-050 cable does not have pins 5&9 connected to be similar to our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter and may be what you need for ARM applications).

Datasheet (for footprint information only)

Note: The 10-pin male connectors on the Atmel-ICE have reversed (non-standard) pin numbering. For Atmel-ICE you should purchase the LEMTA version of our cables which have the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards which corrects for the Atmel-ICE pin numbering reversal. (Atmel ICE comes suppplied with a ribbon cable fitted with two 10-pin IDC connectors and a 6-pin single-in-line SIP connector - The 10-pin connector at the Atmel ICE end is reversed but the other is not, correcting the pin-numbering at the target PCB. Our LEMTA cables similarly have a reversed connector).
TC2050-IDC-NL-050 with 10 pin no-legs Plug-of-Nails & 10 pin 0.05" IDC connector for MCU programming1 x TC2050-IDC-NL-050-ALL
Orientation: Normal Orientation

TC2050 10 Pin “No legs” Plug-of-Nails™ to 0.050″ pitch 10 pin ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header. As TC2050-IDC-NL-050 but with all pins connected.

HELP
This product is intended to temporarily hold a TC2050-NL cable in place on a PCB. The solution will help when board space is premium and you need to perform a hands-free programming or debugging operation. For a more robust and convenient debugging connection consider using the TC2050 legged cable and footprint. Supplied as pack of 3. We recommend keeping a few spare of these since they are easily misplaced when working on the desktop. Over time they may lose some grip.
TC2050-CLIP-3PACK retainer for TC2050 connectors1 x TC2050-CLIP-3PACK Retaining CLIP board for TC2050-NL cables - 3 Pack
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Cortex 10 Pin to 10 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ - With Legs
Plug-of-Nails™ Legged10 pin target connector
PCB End: 10 Pin Plug-of-Nails™ LeggedDebug End: 10 Pin IDC 0.05" Female (Mates with FTSH)
The TC2050-IDC-050-ALL programming cable has an 0.050" pitch ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header. The pin connections are 1-1 and all 10 pins are connected. (The standard TC2050-IDC-050 cable does not have pins 5&9 connected to be similar to our TC2050-ARM2010 adapter).

Datasheet (for footprint information only)

Note: The 10-pin male connectors on the Atmel-ICE have reversed (non-standard) pin numbering. For Atmel-ICE you should purchase the LEMTA version of our cables which have the 10-pin ribbon connector fitted backwards which corrects for the Atmel-ICE pin numbering reversal. (Atmel ICE comes suppplied with a ribbon cable fitted with two 10-pin IDC connectors and a 6-pin single-in-line SIP connector - The 10-pin connector at the Atmel ICE end is reversed but the other is not, correcting the pin-numbering at the target PCB. Our LEMTA cables similarly have a reversed connector).
TC2050-IDC-050 with 10 pin Plug-of-Nails & 10 pin 0.05" IDC connector for MCU programming1 x TC2050-IDC-050-ALL
Orientation: Normal Orientation

TC2050 10 Pin “Legged ” Plug-of-Nails™ to 0.050″ pitch 10 pin ribbon connector suitable for ULINK2 and similar debuggers that use the Samtec FTSH-105-01 style micro-header. As TC2050-IDC-050 but all pins connected.

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