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Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE)

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) (also called Bluetooth Smart) is the power- and application-friendly version of Bluetooth, built for the Internet of Things (IoT). The power-efficiency of Bluetooth with low energy functionality makes it ideal for devices that run for long periods on power sources such as coin cell batteries or energy-harvesting devices.

The native support for Bluetooth technology on every major operating system enables easy mobile application development and drop-in connectivity for cloud computing. Develop your wireless applications with Bluetooth Low Energy to leverage a proven and ubiquitous ecosystem of billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices in a growing market.

New How-to make an iOS App to control a robot using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) video series. Watch now.

With the release of the Bluetooth 4.2 specification, Bluetooth  Low Energy has become faster, smarter and more secure. Cypress is one of the first solution providers to support all the new Bluetooth 4.2 features. 

New PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC BLE are the first single-mode solutions to achieve full-featured Bluetooth 4.2 qualification

Choose Cypress's Bluetooth Low Energy portfolio to future-proof products that Bluetooth 4.2 features and ensure that us experience Bluetooth technology at its best.

Get started with Bluetooth 4.2 today!
  1. Download PSoC Creator 3.3 SP1 
  2. Order a Bluetooth 4.2 compatible add-on for the
    BLE Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-042-BLE):


Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Certified Modules

EZ-BLE PRoC Module (CYBLE-022001-00)

EZ-BLE PRoC Module is a fully integrated Bluetooth Smart, 10 x 10 x 1.8 mm, certified, programmable module designed for ease-of-use and reduced time-to-market. It contains Cypress’s PRoC BLE chip, two crystals, chip antenna, shield and passive components.

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PSoC 4 BLE Bluetooth Icon
PSoC 4 BLE is an easy-to-use ARM Cortex-M0 based one-chip solution that integrates analog front ends, digital logic, CapSense and a Bluetooth LE radio.
EZ-BLE Module
Three new fully certified low-cost PRoC BLE and analog PSoC BLE Modules now in production.  
PRoC BLE is an easy-to-use ARM Cortex-M0 based one-chip solution that integrates CapSense with a Bluetooth LE radio.

Development Kits

Bluetooth® Low Energy Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-042-BLE)
An Arduino-compatible general purpose development kit.

Price: $49.00

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PRoC™ BLE Remote Control RDK (CY5672)
A remote control with trackpad that supports 2-finger gestures, microphone and 6-axis motion sensing.

Price: $49.00

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PRoC™ BLE Touch Mouse RDK (CY5682)
A touch mouse with 1-finger gestures for scrolling and buttons mapped to shortcuts for Windows® 8.0 and later.

Price: $49.00

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Software Tools

PSoC® Creator™

PSoC Creator is an Integrated Design Environment (IDE) which allows concurrent hardware and application firmware design of PSoC 3, PSoC 4, PSoC 4 BLE, PRoC BLE and PSoC 5LP systems. PSoC systems are designed using classic, familiar schematic capture supported by over 120 pre-verified, production-ready PSoC Components™.

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CySmart™ Software Utility

The kits require the CySmart master emulator utility for testing and debugging GATT server configuration on PRoC BLE and PSoC 4 BLE based peripherals.


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