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PRoC™ BLE (Bluetooth Smart)

PRoC BLE is an easy-to-use, ARM® Cortex®-M0 based connectivity MCU that integrates peripherals like CapSense® for touch-sensing, a high-performance ADC, serial interfaces and a Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth Smart radio. It includes a royalty-free BLE Protocol Stack compatible with Bluetooth 4.2. 

New! Watch how-to make an an iOS App to control a robot using BLE

New! PRoC BLE devices are now in production with:

  • 256/128 KB Flash and 32/16 KB SRAM
  • All new Bluetooth 4.2 features
    • Enhanced security with LE Secure Connections
    • Power-efficient privacy with LL Privacy 1.2
    • Up to 2.6x higher throughput with LE Data Length Extension
  • Direct Memory Access (DMA) to access SRAM without CPU intervention

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):

 


Register for a free BLE hands-on workshop or watch the online video tutorial


 

All PRoC BLE devices support Over-The-Air (OTA) Firmware Upgrade. Refer the OTA Firmware Upgrade Guide for details.

PRoC BLE devices are available in:

  • Standard QFN packages with ample GPIOs for any application
  • Small-form factor chip scale packages (CSP) for space constrained applications
  • Ultra-thin chip scale package (CSP) for banking applications like secure credit cards
  • Extended industrial temperature range for industrial and lighting applications​

 

PRoC BLE Overview

 

  1. Watch the Introduction to PRoC® BLE video
  2. Download the PSoC Creator IDE  to begin development on your PRoC BLE design
  3. Purchase the $49 Bluetooth Low Energy Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-042-BLE)
  4. Download the Getting Started with PRoC BLE application note
  5. Join the Cypress Developer Community

 

  • 48-MHz ARM® Cortex™-M0 CPU
  • Up to 256 KB Flash and 32 KB SRAM
  • 8-Channel Direct Memory Access (DMA) Controller
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Radio Subsystem
    • 2.4-GHz Bluetooth LE radio with integrated balun
    • -92-dBm Rx sensitivity, upto +3-dBm Tx power
  • All New Bluetooth 4.2 LE Features
    • Enhanced security with LE Secure Connections
    • Power-efficient privacy with LL Privacy 1.2
    • Up to 2.6x higher throughput with LE Data Length Extension
  • User-Friendly and Free IDE PSoC Creator with BLE Component
  • Flexible Low Power Modes
    • 1.3-µA Deep-Sleep Current
    • 150-nA Hibernate Current
    • 60-nA Stop Current
  • Analog and digital peripherals
    • One 12-bit, 1-Msps SAR ADC
    • Four 16-bit Timer/Counter/PWM blocks
    • Two Serial Communication Blocks (SCBs), configurable as I2C, SPI or UART
    • I2S Rx/Tx for audio input/output
    • LCD controller to drive up to 4 commons and 32 segments
    • Flexible mapping onto GPIOs for all peripherals
  • Capacitive touch sensing
    • Cypress CapSense touch controller with SmartSense™ Auto-Tuning
    • Integrated library support for one- and two-finger gestures
  • Packages
    • QFN: 56-pin (7 x 7 x 0.6 mm) for 256/128 KB
    • WLCSP: 76-ball (4.1 x 3.9 x 0.55 mm) for 256 KB, 68-ball (3.9 x 3.5 x 0.55 mm) for 128 KB
    • Thin-WLCSP: 68-ball (3.9 x 3.5 x 0.4 mm) for 128 KB
  • Temperature Grade
    • Industrial: -40ºC to 85ºC
    • Extended Industrial: -40ºC to 105ºC
  • Wide Operating Range 1.7 - 5.5 V (Radio operational 1.9 V onwards)

PSoC Creator

PSoC Creator is an Integrated Design Environment (IDE) which allows concurrent hardware and application firmware design of PSoC 3, PSoC 4 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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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 PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP 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 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.

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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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CySmart Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) 4.2 USB Dongle (CY5677):

A BLE-USB bridge featuring a Bluetooth 4.2-compliant PRoC™ BLE device to test and debug BLE designs using the CySmart BLE Test and Debug Utility

Price: $20.00

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PRoC™ BLE 256KB Module with Bluetooth 4.2 Radio (CY5676A):

A Bluetooth 4.2-compliant, RF certified PRoC BLE 256KB development module with an onboard PCB antenna

Price: $15.00

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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 up to 2-finger gestures, microphone to capture voice data and 6-axis motion sensing

Price: $49.00

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PRoC™ BLE Touch Mouse RDK (CY5682):

A touch mouse with 1-finger gesture for scrolling, 6-functional keys and support for Modern UI shortcuts (on Windows 8.0 and later)

Price: $49.00

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PRoC™ BLE Module (CY5671):

An RF certified PRoC BLE development module with an onboard PCB antenna

Price: $10

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PRoC™ BLE SMA Module (CY5674):

A PRoC BLE development module with an SMA connector for external antennas and RF testers

Price: $20

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CySmart USB Dongle (CY5670):

A BLE-USB bridge featuring PRoC™ BLE to test and debug BLE designs using the CySmart BLE Test and Debug Utility

Price: $20

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EZ-BLE PRoC Module:

A fully integrated, 10 x 10 x 1.8 mm, certified production ready module with PRoC BLE

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PRoC BLE 256KB Module (CY5676):

An RF certified PRoC BLE 256KB development module with an onboard PCB antenna
 

Price: $15

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Bluetooth Qualification

Cypress’s BLE solutions have passed the Bluetooth SIG qualification process and are now listed on the Bluetooth SIG website as certified solutions. Cypress’s qualification is modular, allowing greater flexibility to customers. A list of Cypress’s Qualified Design IDs (QD ID) and Declaration IDs is provided below.

Profile Subsystem:

QD ID(s) Declaration ID# Description
63199 D025070 Profiles and Services supported by BLE Component
73181 D026298

 

Bluetooth 4.2:

Refer the QD IDs provided below when using the CYBL11X7X family of devices.

QD ID(s) Declaration ID# Description
76858 D028204 Host or Stack Component
76764 D028203 Link Layer Component
62245 D024754 RF-PHY Component (56-QFN package)
63368 D025068 RF-PHY Component (76-ball WLCSP package)
77810 D028205 End Product (56-QFN package)
77961 D028206 End Product (76-ball WLCSP package)

 

Bluetooth 4.1:

Refer the QD IDs provided below when using the CYBL10X6X and CYBL10X7X family of devices.

QD ID(s) Declaration ID# Description
61908 D024756 Host or Stack Component
62243 D024755 Link Layer Component
62245 D024754 RF-PHY Component (56-QFN package)
63368 D025068 RF-PHY Component (68-ball and 76-ball WLCSP package)
62887 D024757 End Product (56-QFN package)
63683 D025069 End Product (68-ball and 76-ball WLCSP package)

 

Please refer to www.bluetooth.org for detailed qualification guidelines.

RF Regulatory Certification

Please refer to CY8CKIT-042-BLE Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) Pioneer Kit

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