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CYALKIT-E02 Solar-Powered BLE Sensor Beacon Reference Design Kit (RDK)

Last Updated: 
May 02, 2017
Version: 
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The CYALKIT-E02 Solar-Powered BLE Sensor Beacon Reference Design Kit (RDK) has been created to help you design tiny solar-powered IoT devices with BLE wireless connectivity. The RDK comes with a Solar BLE Sensor as well as a BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board. The Solar BLE Sensor is based on Cypress’ Energy Harvesting Power Management IC (PMIC) S6AE103A and EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ Module (CYBLE-022001-00). The sensor is designed to harvest energy from the sun or indoor lights and operate without a battery. The BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board can be connected to a host (PC) that receives sensor data transmitted by the Solar BLE Sensor. The BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board also help with on-chip debugging for the Solar BLE Sensor via an easy-to-use USB interface. This tiny RDK is a fully loaded connectivity solution that is compact, battery-free, and BLE-ready. 

 

Tiny Solar BLE Sensor

The Solar BLE Sensor transmits temperature and humidity data using the BLE broadcasting mode. The Solar BLE Sensor is ultra-low power and works with just solar energy. The solar energy is managed by our versatile Energy Harvesting PMIC S6AE103A.

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Solar BLE Sensor

 

 

BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board

The BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board are easy-to-use BLE data receivers for PCs and on-chip debugging for the Solar BLE Sensor.

 

BLE-USB Bridge Board

 

 

Cypress® BLE-Beacon™ 

The Cypress BLE-Beacon app works across iOS, Android, and PCs. The app is designed to receive and visualize beacon signals or sensor data that is transmitted by the Solar BLE Sensor. The app shows you real-time data as 2D/3D graphs. The logging data can be exported to CSV file for offline access.

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Features:

  • Solar BLE Sensor
    • Tiny, thin design: 25 mm diameter x 5.5 mm (Enclosure size)
    • Operates at minimum 100 lux
    • Transmits temperature and humidity sensor data
    • Up to 30-hours operation without ambient light via the fully charged super capacitor (0.2 F)
    • Mounted Energy Harvesting PMIC S6AE103A and EZ-BLE™ PRoC Module,
      temperature and humidity sensor, 15 mm x 15 mm solar cell
  • BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board
    • Easy-to-use BLE data receiver and on-chip debugging for the Solar BLE sensor
    • LEDs for users, status, and USB power
  • Cypress® BLE-Beacon™ app
    • Free software application
    • Supported iOS, Android devices, and PCs
    • 2D/3D graph visualization for sensor data  

 

Kit Contents:

We also provide expansion kit CYALKIT-E03 if you need additional Solar BLE sensors.

 

CYALKIT-E02 Rev.** Initial Check and Setup Request 

Some of Rev. ** kits have different values from the default values listed in the CYALKIT-E02 Kit Guide. Please check the following items in your kit. Refer to CYALKIT-E02 Rev.** Initial Check and Setup Request for detailed request.

  • MAJOR value
    The default value that is defined in the kit guide is 0x0001. Even if the value of your kit is different, you can use this value as it is. Refer to page 26 of the kit guide on how to check and set up the value.
  • Transmitter power strength (TXPWR) value
    The default value that is defined in the kit guide is 3 dBm. If the value of your kit is different, the distance of a transmitting signal might be shorter. It is recommended that you change the value to the default value in that case. Refer to page 32 of the kit guide on how to check and set up the value.