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Introduction to BLE System Design + CapSense Solutions

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® 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 LE radio and Cypress’s CapSense technology for touch-sensing.


Workshop Objectives:


By the end of the PSoC 4 BLE workshop, you will:

  • Understand Cypress’s BLE one-chip solutions including PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC BLE
  • Understand the BLE architecture
  • Learn how to use Cypress’s BLE solutions and development environment to implement:
    • - BLE connections with PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC BLE
    • - One-chip, sensor-based, system designs with BLE connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT)
    • - One-chip, CapSense® touch-sensing user interface designs with BLE connectivity

By the end of the CapSense Solutions workshop, you will learn:

  • Why Cypress’s CapSense is the industry’s No. 1 capacitive touch-sensing solution
  • About Cypress’s broad CapSense portfolio
  • How to use CapSense to:
    • - Replace mechanical buttons and sliders
    • - Implement liquid-tolerant capacitive buttons
    • - Implement proximity sensing


PSoC 4 BLE Workshop Agenda:

Time Topic
0:00 (15min) Setup and Install Software
0:15 (15min) Bluetooth and PSoC Terms
0:30 (15min) Demo #1: PSoC Creator™ and BLE Pioneer Kit Overview
0:45 (30min) Cypress BLE Solution Overview
1:15 (10min) Demo #2: BLE Component Overview
1:25 (45 min) Lab #1: Setup a BLE Connection
2:10 (30 min) BLE Architecture Overview
2:40 (30 min) Session Break
3:10 (45 min) Lab #2: IoT Sensor-Based System Design
3:55 (45 min) Lab #3: CapSense Design with BLE Connectivity
4:40 (10 min) Cypress BLE Modules
4:50 (10 min) Wrap-up/End of Workshop

CapSense Solutions Agenda:

Time Topic
0:30 (30 min) Setup and Install Software
0:45 (15 min) CapSense Technology Terms
0:50 (05 min) Today’s Design Problems
1:00 (10 min) Cypress’s CapSense Solution
1:05 (05 min) CapSense MBR3
1:20 (15 min) Lab 1: CapSense Button Design
1:30 (10 min) Proximity Sensing
1:45 (15 min) Lab 2: Proximity Sensor Design
2:00 (15 min) Break
2:10 (10 min) Liquid Tolerance
2:20 (10 min) Flanking Sensor Suppression
2:35 (15 min) Lab 3: Two-Button Design with Flanking Sensor Suppression
2:45 (10 min) High-CP Design Problems
3:00 (15 min) Lab 4: CapSense Performance
3:10 (10 min) Example CapSense MBR Applications
3:20 (10 min) References and Resources
3:30 (10 min) Wrap-up/End of Workshop/Questions


Required Software (preinstall before the Workshop):

PSoC Creator 3.2 SP1
EZ Click 2.0

Required Hardware:

BLE Pioneer Kit (you will receive a free dev kit at the workshop).
CY3280-MBR3 Evaluation Kit (you will receive a free dev kit at the workshop).
Windows-based laptop with at least 2 free USB ports.

Register now for a PSoC 4 BLE + CapSense Solutions Workshop near you.

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