Reference design kits target Bluetooth Smart applications

9th June 2015
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
Reference design kits target Bluetooth Smart applications

Two Reference Design Kits (RDKs) designed for Bluetooth Smart applications have been introduced by Cypress Semiconductor. Based on the company’s PRoC BLE programmable radio-on-chip, the CY5672 PRoC BLE remote control RDK and the CY5682 PRoC BLE touch mouse RDK provide feature-rich, production-ready implementations with prolonged battery life.

The kits leverage Cypress’s single-chip PRoC BLE solution, which includes a Bluetooth Smart radio, a high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core with low-power modes, and its CapSense capacitive touch-sensing and TrueTouch touchscreen functionality. Customers can develop and test their designs with the company’s easy-to-use GUI-based PSoC Creator IDE and CySmart BLE emulation tool.

“Wide adoption, long battery life and fast connection times make BLE the best choice for remote control, mouse and other HID applications,” said Jayant Somani, Senior Director, Bluetooth Low Energy products, Cypress. “With each of these two new reference design kits, Cypress is providing our customers with a complete, production-ready system design to quickly bring a Bluetooth Smart product to market.”

The CY5672 PRoC BLE remote control RDK supports a 2” trackpad to detect touch gestures and integrates a microphone to capture and stream voice input for voice recognition applications. The reference design also integrates a three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyroscope for motion control applications. The feature-rich reference design provides more than one year of battery life and a range of more than 30 feet. The RDK reduces BOM costs by 40% compared to competitive designs.

The CY5682 PRoC BLE touch mouse RDK is interoperable with all major OSs, including Windows 8.1, MacOS, Android and Chrome. The reference design includes buttons which map to common user interface shortcuts for Windows 8 and 8.1, and supports Microsoft touch gestures. The touch mouse provides more than one year of battery life.

Cypress provides all the required firmware in PSoC Creator for development, manufacturing and certification tests with these reference designs. The kits also include a USB dongle to emulate a BLE host.

The CY5672 PRoC BLE remote control RDK and the CY5682 PRoC BLE touch mouse RDK are each available now for $49.


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