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Advanced BLE System Design + Capacitive Touch-Sensing Design Workshop | Cypress Semiconductor

Advanced BLE System Design + Capacitive Touch-Sensing Design Workshop

Workshop Sponsor: Avnet

Workshop Date: September 27th, 2016

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Courtyard Marriott Mexico City Airport

Sinaloa 31, Col. Peñón de los Baños

Mexico 15520

Workshop Start / End Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm

​Food Provided: Snaks, Coffee & Lunch

Contact Person: Christa O'Brien


Morning Workshop:

PSoC® 4 BLE is an easy-to-use, ARM® Cortex™-M0 based, single-chip solution which integrates programmable analog front ends, programmable digital peripherals, CapSense® technology for touch-sensing, and a Bluetooth 4.2 LE (Low Energy) or Bluetooth Smart radio.

PRoC® BLE is an easy-to-use, ARM Cortex-M0 based, single-chip solution which integrates a Bluetooth 4.2 LE radio and Cypress’s CapSense technology for touch-sensing.

Workshop Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand Cypress’s BLE solutions
  • Learn how to use Cypress’s BLE solutions and PSoC Creator to implement:
    • Over-the-air (OTA) Firmware Upgrade
    • New Bluetooth 4.2 Features
    • Multi-Role BLE Design


Afternoon Workshop:


Cypress’s CapSense® is the industry-leading capacitive touch-sensing technology that is used to design user interfaces that Just Work™ in noisy environments and in the presence of liquids. Cypress’s CapSense solution supports both self-capacitive and mutual-capacitive touch-sensing methods and simplifies the design of even the most complex capacitive touch-sensing solutions.

Workshop Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand Cypress’s CapSense touch-sensing solution
  • Learn how to use Cypress’s development environment, to implement:
    • Basic and advanced CapSense solutions
    • Liquid-Tolerant CapSense solutions
    • Low-power CapSense solutions
    • Custom CapSense solutions

Workshop Agenda:

Time                   Topic

00:00 (15 min)   Set Up and Install Software

00:15 (15 min)   PSoC & BLE Terms

00:30 (20 min)  Cypress BLE Portfolio

00:50 (30 min)   Demo: Upgrading to Blutooth 4.2

01:20 (50 min)   Lab #1: Over-The-Air (OTA) Firmware Upgrade

02:10 (30 min)   Session Break

02:40 (60 min)   Lab #2: Blutooth 4.2 Features

03:40 (50 min)   Lab #3: Multi-Role BLE Design

04:30 (10 min)   Wrap-up

04:40                  Break for Lunch

0:00 (15 min)     Set-Up and PSoC Terms

0:15 (15 min)     Demo: CapSense Component Overview

0:30 (45 min)     Lab #1: PSoC 4 S-Series1 Pioneer Kit Overview and My First CapSense Button Design

1:15 (30 min)     CapSense Technology Overview

1:45 (15 min)     Session Break

2:00 (45 min)     Lab #2: Advanced CapSense Design

2:45 (45 min)     Lab #3: Low-Power CapSense Design

2:30 (45 min)     Lab #4: Manual Tuning for Custom CapSense Designs   

3:15 (15 min)     Wrap-up/End of Workshop


Required Software (preinstall before the Workshop):

PSoC Creator 3.3 SP2 + PSoC 4 S-Series Pioneer Kit

PSoC Creator 3.3 SP1 (or newer) 
CySmart 1.2 (or newer)
Tera Term

Required Hardware:

PSoC 4 S-Series Pioneer Kit (you’ll receive a free dev kit at the workshop)

BLE Pioneer Kit (Free to all attendees upon arrival)
CY8CKIT-143A PSoC® 4 BLE 256KB Module with Bluetooth 4.2 Radio (Free to all attendees upon arrival)
​CY5677 CySmart Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) 4.2 USB Dongle (Free to all attendees upon arrival)
Windows-based laptop with at least 2 free USB ports

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