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Solar-Powered BLE Sensor Beacon Reference Design Kit

The CYALKIT-E02 Solar-Powered BLE Sensor Beacon Reference Design Kit (RDK) has been created to help you design tiny solar-powered IoT devices with BLE wireless connectivity.

The RDK comes with a Solar BLE Sensor as well as a BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board. The Solar BLE Sensor is based on Cypress’ Energy Harvesting Power Management IC (PMIC) S6AE103A and EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ Module (CYBLE-022001-00). The sensor is designed to harvest energy from the sun or indoor lights and operate without a battery. The BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board can be connected to a host (PC) that receives sensor data transmitted by the Solar BLE Sensor. The BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board also help with on-chip debugging for the Solar BLE Sensor via an easy-to-use USB interface. This tiny RDK is a fully loaded connectivity solution that is compact, battery-free, and BLE-ready. 

  • Solar BLE Sensor
    • Tiny, thin design: 25 mm diameter x 5.5 mm (Enclosure size)
    • Operates at minimum 100 lux
    • Transmits temperature and humidity sensor data
    • Up to 30-hours operation without ambient light via the fully charged super capacitor (0.2 F)
    • Mounted Energy Harvesting PMIC S6AE103A and EZ-BLE™ PRoC Module,
      temperature and humidity sensor, 15 mm x 15 mm solar cell
  • BLE-USB Bridge and Debug Board
    • Easy-to-use BLE data receiver and on-chip debugging for the Solar BLE sensor
    • LEDs for users, status, and USB power
  • Cypress® BLE-Beacon™ app
    • Free software application
    • Supported iOS, Android devices, and PCs
    • 2D/3D graph visualization for sensor data