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EZ-SERIAL™: EZ-BLE MODULE FIRMWARE PLATFORM

Last Updated: 
May 30, 2018
Version: 
*E

 

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.

     CY3295 Kit Image

 

Key Features

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Never have an out-of-date EZ-Serial platform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.

  EZ-Serial Platform
  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
CYBLE-014008-00  
CYBLE-022001-00  
CYBLE-212019-00  
CYBLE-212020-01  
CYBLE-214009-00  
CYBLE-222005-00  
CYBLE-222014-01  
CYBLE-214015-01  
CYBLE-224110-00  
CYBLE-224116-01  
CYBLE-212006-01/CYBLE-202007-01/
CYBLE-202013-11
 

* PSoC Creator .bin images are supported for 256KB flash sizes only. 128KB Flash modules do not support OTA.