EZ-SERIAL™: EZ-BLE MODULE FIRMWARE PLATFORM | Cypress Semiconductor
EZ-SERIAL™: EZ-BLE MODULE FIRMWARE PLATFORM
EZ-Serial is a firmware platform built on top of Cypress EZ-BLE Modules, providing an easy-to-use method for accessing the most common hardware and communication features for BLE-based applications. EZ-Serial is provided for Creator-based and WICED-based modules listed on this webpage.
|Feature||Creator-Based Modules Benefit||WICED-Based Modules Benefit|
|BLE connectivity to any Bluetooth 4.0/4.1/4.2 device via serial interface (UART) and/or GPIO control||Compatible with existing BLE devices in the market
No RF design expertise or Bluetooth stack knowledge required
Enables fast and simple Serial-BLE solution
Removes programming step in manufacturing flow
|CYSPP mode for transparent serial-to-BLE data transfer||Fast time-to-market
No IDE required for development
Out-of-the-box support for CYSPP mode with no special configuration
|Wired (UART) and wireless (OTA) firmware updates||Stack and/or application upgrades on 256KB modules*
Never have an out-of-date EZ-Serial platform
|Application upgrades available|
|Access to hardware features within the chipset||Use EZ-BLE module hardware features without programming (e.g. ADC, PWM, AES)|
|Integrated iBeacon/Eddystone support||Fast and simple beaconing solution compatible with iBeacon and Eddystone||iBeacon and Eddystone not supported|
|Host control via text or binary API commands||Complex application logic possible on external MCU
Add BLE connectivity to existing MCU-based designs with minimal effort
* Device Firmware Upgrade support requires modules with 256KB of flash memory
Supported Modules and Documentation
The latest EZ-Serial version for Creator-based modules is V1.1.1 and the latest version for WICED-based modules is V1.1.2.
The table below lists the modules supported with EZ-Serial. Select the hyperlinks to download binary images for each specific module, obtain the respective EZ-Serial User Guide, or to view the release notes.
|PSoC Creator||WICED Smart|
|Latest EZ-Serial Version||1.1.1||1.1.2|
|User Guide||EZ-Serial BLE Firmware Platform User Guide - V1.1.1||WICED EZ-Serial BLE Firmware Platform User Guide - V1.1.2|
|Release Notes||EZ-Serial BLE Firmware Platform Release Notes - V1.1.1||WICED EZ-Serial BLE Firmware Platform Release Notes - V1.1.2|
|Other Documenation/Resources||EZ-Serial Host API Protocol Library||WICED EZ-Serial Text-to-Binary Conversion Tool (Python)|
|EZ-Serial Binary Downloads*||CYBLE-012011-00||CYBLE-013025-00|
* PSoC Creator .bin images are supported for 256KB flash sizes only. 128KB Flash modules do not support OTA.