The PSoC® 6 BLE Pioneer Kit from Cypress Semiconductor is a low-cost hardware platform for users of the PSoC 63 Connectivity Line System-on-Chip (SoC).
The kit is the ideal resource for designers who want to evaluate the PSoC 6, Cypress’s new microcontroller architecture featured on page 3, which includes the PSoC 60 Value Line, PSoC 61 Programmable Line, and PSoC 62 Performance Line as well as the PSoC 63 Connectivity Line.
The PSoC 63 kit, which has the part number CY8CKIT-062-BLE, makes it easy to take advantage of the Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) radio integrated into the PSoC 63 device. Its baseboard features an on-board Bluetooth antenna, and the PSoC 63 itself is supplied with a BLE 5.0 protocol stack, which is supported by the PSoC CreatorTM Integrated Design Environment (IDE) provided by Cypress.
The kit also comes with an E-ink display shield board. This shield board features a low-power 2.7″ E-ink display, a thermistor, a six-axis motion sensor and a digital microphone.
The Pioneer Kit’s baseboard also includes a Cypress EZ-PD-CCG3 power-delivery system. Pre-programmed, it can deliver power from a USB Type-C port to an on-board header, while simultaneously charging a 3.7V lithium-ion polymer battery. In addition, the power delivery system can provide power to a Type-CTM peripheral such as a cellphone using power supplied by an external source.
Capacitive touch sensing is one of the attractive capabilities of the PSoC 6 family of SoCs, and this is reflected in the BLE Pioneer Kit’s baseboard. It comes with two buttons, a five-segment slider and a proximity sensor. Using the 4th-generation CapSense® capability in the PSoC 63 parts, self- and mutual-capacitive sensing systems can be evaluated with this kit.
- PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit software
- Full documentation
- Design files
- Code examples
- Wearable devices
- Smart watches
- Connected video doorbells
- Industrial equipment
- Home appliances
- Medical equipment
- Consumer electronics
Orderable Part Number: CY8CKIT-062-BLE