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How to build up a BLE platform for continuous RSSI measurement using CY8CKIT-042-BLE Kit?

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bering.sq.wang_1917086's picture
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Hello,

I am trying to build up a BLE platform which can continuously measure the RSSI value of connected device. After having a quick look of this website, I think CY8CKIT-042-BLE Kit may be the idea platform I am looking for. For example, I can use the baseboard with CY5676A module as TX, and the USB dongle or mobile phone as RX, then the RSSI value can be collected and stored on PC or mobile phone.

But, I am a newcomer of this field. I wonder whether above idea is OK? If so, how can I get start? Buy CY8CKIT-042-BLE Kit, install PSoC Creator, anything else? Besides, is there any example code I can use to quicken the software development? A detailed steps would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Bering

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Hi Bering,

For getting started with Cypress BLE devices and software platform you can refer the below links:

http://www.cypress.com/products/psoc-creator-integrated-design-environme...

http://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/cy8ckit-042-...

http://www.cypress.com/training/psoc-4-ble-101-video-tutorial-series-how...

For BLE example projects, refer : https://github.com/cypresssemiconductorco/PSoC-4-BLE/tree/master/100_Pro...

For RSSI value measurements we suggest you to use our BLE 4.2 devices. We have the APIs for reading the RSSI values, for that you may refer the BLE component datasheet once you install Creator software.

Thanks,
Anjana

bering.sq.wang_1917086's picture
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Hi Anjana,

Thanks for your help.

According to your suggestion, I will buy CY8CKIT-042-BLE-A Bluetooth® Low Energy 4.2 Compliant Pioneer Kit, and setup the software environment.

Best,

Bering

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If all you are wanting to do is measure the RSSI on the phone you can use any off the shelf BLE chip on the market. Not to sabatoge cypress of the pioneer kit is probably a bit expensive for what you're trying to do. 

bering.sq.wang_1917086's picture
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, through mobile phone I can get the RSSI reading. But on the Android phone, I cannot access RSSI in a continuous way. That is, the API can output the RSSI only when the mobile phone scan the BLE devices nearby. Thus, I need another non-Android platform to collect the BLE RSSI data continuously.

I hope Cypress pioneer kit can do this.

Best,

Bering

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