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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Connectivity Solutions

  • WICED SMART Bluetooth Low Energy

Cypress's Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth Smart portfolio consists of WICED™ SMART, PRoC™ BLE and PSoC® 4 BLE System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions and System-in-Package (SiP) modules. These are single-mode i.e. Bluetooth Low Energy-only solutions. For dual-mode Bluetooth solutions that support both Bluetooth Classic (i.e. Basic Rate and Enhanced Data Rate) as well as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) check out the Bluetooth (BR + EDR + BLE) Connectivity Solutions webpage.

WICED SMART

  • The WICED SMART low-power SiP modules and SoCs solutions together with the corresponding Software Development Kits (SDKs) enable easy BLE-based wireless connectivity for any application. 
  • Pin-Compatible SoC Families: BCM20732, BCM20736 (Wireless Charging) and BCM20737 (NFC Ready + Security Engine)
  • BCM20738 is a cost-effective SoC family for keyboards and mice
  • SiP Modules: Modules with integrated antenna, crystal & Flash/EEPROM and regulatory approvals are available for the WICED SMART SoC families. Modules without antenna and regulatory approvals are also available
  • Several WICED SMART SoCs and modules are supported by the WICED SMART SDK that reduces design cycle time
  • A network of partners across the globe provide engineering services, application-specific design services, kits and modules for WICED SMART SoC. Click here to know more
  • Support for these products is available within the Cypress Community forums at: http://www.cypress.com/wicedcommunity

PRoC BLE and PSoC 4 BLE

PRoC BLE (Programmable-Radio-on-Chip with BLE) and PSoC 4 BLE (Programmable System-On-Chip with BLE) are ARM® Cortex®-M0-based SoC families that offer more integration compared to the WICED SMART SoCs. PRoC BLE includes on-chip Flash (up to 256 KB) and an optional CapSense® controller for touch sensing with up to 2-finger gestures. PSoC 4 BLE offers adds mixed-signal integration with opamps, low-power comparators and Cypress's unique Universal Digital Blocks (UDBs). These families are supported on Cypress's PSoC Creator™ IDE.

 

Datasheet BCM20737 BCM20736 PRoC BLE PSoC 4 BLE BCM20738 BCM20732
Technology BLE BLE BLE BLE BLE BLE
Bluetooth Spec. Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
RX Sensitivity -93 dBm -93 dBm -91 dBm -91 dBm -93 dBm -93 dBm
Max. TX Power 4 dBm 4 dBm 3 dBm 3 dBm 4 dBm 4 dBm
CPU Core ARM Cortex M3 ARM Cortex M3 ARM Cortex M0 ARM Cortex M0 ARM Cortex M3 ARM Cortex M3
Flash/EEPROM External External 128/256 KB Flash 128/256 KB Flash External External
SRAM 60 KB 60 KB 16/32 KB 16/32 KB 60 KB 60 KB
Touch Sensing - - CapSense® with Gestures CapSense® with Gestures - -
Serial Interfaces 2 UART,2 SPI,I2C 2 UART,2 SPI,I2C 2 SPI/2 UART/2 I2C/I2S 2 SPI/2 UART/2 I2C/I2S 2 UART,2 SPI,I2C 2 UART,2 SPI,I2C
Timers/Counters/PWMs 4 PWMs 4 PWMs 4 Timers/Counters/PWMs 4 Timers/Counters/PWMs 4 PWMs 4 PWMs
Universal Digital Blocks - - - 4 - -
ADC 10-bit DelSig @ 187 Ksps 10-bit DelSig @ 187 Ksps 12-bit SAR @ 1 Msps 12-bit SAR @ 1 Msps 10-bit DelSig @ 187 Ksps 10-bit DelSig @ 187 Ksps
Opamps - - - 4 - -
Comparators - - - 2 - -
GPIOs 14 40 36 36 40 14
Other Features Security Engine,
Infrared TX/RX,
NFC Pairing Support,
Wireless Charging (A4WP),
LE Audio
Infrared TX/RX,
Wireless Charging (A4WP),
LE Audio
LCD Direct Drive,
All standard and
custom BLE profiles
LCD Direct Drive,
All standard and
custom BLE profiles
Infrared TX/RX,
Keyboard Scanner,
Mouse Quadrature Decoder
Infrared TX/RX
Software Support WICED WICED PSoC Creator PSoC Creator Contact Us WICED
Product Selector Guide Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Cypress Modules BCM20737S, BCM20737L BCM20736S, BCM20736E EZ-BLE™ PRoC Modules EZ-BLE PSoC Modules -

BCM20732E, BCM20732I,

BCM20732S, BCM20732Y

Partner Modules

Anaren, F1media

Embedded Masters,

Zentri

AnarenF1media

Embedded Masters,

Zentri

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Kit

​BCM9WICED_SENSE2

BCM92073X_LE_TAG4

BCM92073X_LE_KIT

​Partner Kits

 

BCM9WICED_SENSE2

BCM92073X_LE_TAG4

BCM92073X_LE_KIT

​Partner Kits

 

Development Kits

Module Evaluation Boards

Development Kits

Module Evaluation Boards

- BCM920732_BLE_KIT

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 Icon
PRoC BLE is an easy-to-use ARM Cortex-M0 based one-chip solution that integrates CapSense with a Bluetooth LE radio.

Getting Started with WICED SMART

  1. Choose a WICED SMART family
  2. Download and install the WICED SMART SDK
  3. Purchase a kit for your WICED SMART device
  4. Join the Cypress WICED Community to get started with your WICED SMART design

Getting Started with PSoC 4 BLE/PRoC BLE

  1. Watch the Introduction to PSoC 4 BLE or Introduction to PRoC BLE video
  2. Download the PSoC Creator IDE  to begin development 
  3. Purchase the $49 Bluetooth Low Energy Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-042-BLE)
  4. Start your first PSoC 4 BLE or PRoC BLE design
  5. Join the Cypress Developer Community

WICED™ SMART

Product Document Type
BCM20737

BCM20737 Product Brief

BCM20737 Datasheet 

BCM20737L Module Datasheet

BCM20736

BCM20736 Product Brief

BCM20736 Datasheet 

BCM20738

BCM20738 Datasheet

Application Note: Low-Energy Bluetooth RF Testing Using BlueTool 

BCM20732

BCM20732 Product Brief

BCM20732A0 Datasheet

BCM20732A1 Datasheet

BCM920732HW - WICED Smart Hardware Interfaces

BCM20732Y Module Datasheet

BCM20732 - Downloading Firmware to BCM20732 Modules Using BlueTool

For more documentation on WICED SMART products visit http://www.cypress.com/wicedcommunity

 

PRoC™ BLE

PSoC 4 BLE

Document Type Title
Application Notes Getting Started with PSoC® 4 BLE
PSoC 4 BLE / PRoC BLE Crystal Oscillator Selection and Tuning Techniques
PSoC® 4 BLE and PRoC™ BLE - Over-The-Air (OTA) Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) Guide
PSoC 4 BLE - Designing BLE Applications
Creating a BLE Custom Profile
Designing for Low Power and Estimating Battery Life for BLE Applications
Device Documentation PSoC 4 BLE Datasheet (PSoC® 4: PSoC 4XX7_BLE Family Datasheet
PSoC 4 BLE Datasheet (PSoC® 4: PSoC 4XX8_BLE Family Datasheet)
PSoC 4 BLE Datasheet (PSoC® 4: PSoC 4XX8 BLE 4.2 Family Datasheet)
Device Models and Reports PSoC 4XX7_BLE IBIS Models
PSoC 4XX8_BLE IBIS Models
CAD Library for PSoC 4XX7_BLE Family
CAD Library for PSoC 4XX8_BLE Family
Design Guides Antenna Design Guide (AN91445 - Antenna Design Guide)
PSoC® 4 CapSense® Design Guide
FAQ BLE Frequently Asked Questions

BCM9WICED_SENSE2 Evaluation and Development Kit:

The Cypress BCM9WICED_SENSE2 provides the best out-of-box development experience for WICED™ SMART.

Price: $19.99

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BCM92073X_LE_TAG4 Evaluation and Debug Kit:

The Cypress WICED™ Smart BCM92073X_LE_TAG4 (“Tag4”) is an evaluation board that exposes various pins on the BCM2073X BLE SoC device family for debug, evaluation, and troubleshooting.

Price: $44.00

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BCM92073X_LE_KIT Evaluation and Debug Kit:

The Cypress WICED™ Smart BCM92073X_LE_Kit (“Tag3”) is an evaluation board that exposes various pins on the BCM2073X BLE SoC device family for debug, evaluation, and troubleshooting.

Price: $90.28

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BCM920732_BLE_KIT Evaluation and Debug Kit:

The Cypress WICED™ SMART BCM920732_BLE_KIT (“Tag2”) is an evaluation board that exposes various pins on the BCM20732 BLE SoC device for debug, evaluation, and troubleshooting.

Price: $90.28

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PRoC BLE Development Kits:

A range of development kits for the PRoC BLE family of devices

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EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Boards

A range of evaluation boards for the EZ-BLE modules using the PRoC BLE family of devices

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PSoC 4 BLE Development Kits:

A range of development kits for the PSoC 4 BLE family of devices

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EZ-BLE PSoC Evaluation Boards

A range of evaluation boards for the EZ-BLE modules using the PSoC 4 BLE family of devices

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WICED SMART SDK

The WICED Smart SDK includes the tools and software needed to develop, program and debug WICED SMART BLE products. The SDK is available as a standalone compressed file or as a separate installer bundled with the WICED™ Integrated Development Environment.

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PSoC Creator

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

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PSoC Programmer

PSoC Programmer is a flexible, integrated programming application for programming PSoC devices. PSoC Programmer can be used with PSoC Designer and PSoC Creator to program any design onto a PSoC device. PSoC Programmer supports all PRoC BLE and PSoC 4 BLE devices.

Note: PSoC Programmer is bundled with the PSoC Creator installer.

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CySmart™ Bluetooth® LE Host Emulation Tool

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

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CySmart™ - iOS Mobile App

CySmart™ is a Bluetooth® Low Energy utility developed by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. CySmart can be used to connect to various BLE products and also can be used along with BLE development kits from Cypress, including the CY8CKIT-042-BLE PSoC® 4 BLE Pioneer Kit.

Learn More App Store

 

CySmart™ - Android Mobile App

CySmart™ is a Bluetooth® Low Energy utility developed by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. CySmart can be used to connect to various BLE products and also can be used along with BLE development kits from Cypress, including the CY8CKIT-042-BLE PSoC® 4 BLE Pioneer Kit.

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WEARABLES
BEACONS & TAGS
Recommended Devices:
BCM20736
CYBL1117x/CYBL1016x
TOYS
Recommended Devices:
BCM20736
CYBL1117x/CYBL1016x
INDUSTRIAL & HOME AUTOMATION
HID & REMOTE CONTROLS
Recommended Devices:
BCM20738
CYBL1016x/CYBL1046x
MEDICAL
WICED SMART SDK-Based BLE Modules
PSoC® Creator™-based Standard Range BLE Modules
PSoC® Creator™-based Long Range BLE Modules