CY8CKIT-042-BLE Bluetooth® Low Energy Develop

CY8CKIT-042-BLE Bluetooth® Low Energy Develop

Bluetooth Low Energy Made Easy

  • The Cypress CY8CKIT-042-BLE development kit supports system-level designs using PSoC Creator which includes numerous example projects to enable Bluetooth Low Energy mixed-signal embedded designs.
  • The Bluetooth Low Energy v4.1 specification has been abstracted into the new Bluetooth Smart Component in PSoC Creator, allowing for easy drag-and-drop designs.
  • The development kit has been designed to allow for maximum design flexibility enabling Arduino shields hardware compatibility and easy-to-use, FCC-certified PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC BLE modules.

Low System Cost

  • The CY8CKIT-042-BLE development kit provides users easy access to the new PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC BLE devices, while maintaining the familiar Pioneer kit design footprint.
  • The development kit includes a USB BLE dongle that pairs with the CySmart master emulation tool, converting your Windows® PC into a powerful Bluetooth LE debug environment.
  • The kit has been designed to allow for easy development at a low cost. The kit design and layout allows for customers to easily develop embedded solutions that require both mixed-signal capabilities and a Bluetooth LE radio.

Lowest System Power

  • The CY8CKIT-042-BLE development kit has been designed to allow customers to develop low-power designs.
  • The kit provides both power measurement jumpers and a coin cell holder and battery for low-power evaluation.
  • The kit allows the user to evaluate lower-power modes in a wide operating voltage range of 1.7 - 5.5 V.

Bluetooth Qualification

  • Cypress' BLE solutions pass Bluetooth SIG qualification process and are now listed on the Bluetooth SIG website as certified solutions.
  • Cypress' qualification is modular, allowing greater flexibility to customers.
  • A list of Cypress’ Qualified Design IDs (QD ID) are as follows: 63199, 61908, 62243, 62245, 63368, 62887, 63683.
  • Please refer to for detailed qualification guidelines.

RF Regulatory Certification

  • CY8CKIT-142 PSoC 4 BLE and CY5671 PRoC BLE modules are FCC Part 15, Canadian RSS-210 (IC), CE and JRF/TELEC compliant.

Kit Contents

  • BLE Pioneer baseboard preloaded with CY8CKIT-142 PSoC 4 BLE module
  • CY5671 PRoC BLE module
  • BLE dongle (CySmart USB dongle)
  • Quick-start guide
  • USB standard A to mini-B cable
  • Four jumper wires (4 inch) and two proximity sensor wires (5 inch)
  • Coin cell battery

How to Get Started

  1. Watch the Bluetooth Low Energy Pioneer Kit video
  2. Download PSoC Creator
  3. Buy the Bluetooth Low Energy Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-042-BLE) below
  4. Read the Quick Start Guide
  5. Watch the PSoC 4 BLE 101 Video Series for tutorials on how to design with PSoC 4 BLE

Note: The CY5671 PRoC BLE Module and CY5670 CySmart USB Dongle may be purchased separately from the BLE Pioneer Kit.

Related Files

  • CY8CKIT-042-BLE Quick Start Guide:
  • CY8CKIT-042-BLE User Guide:
  • CY8CKIT-042-BLE Design Files:
  • Designing Next Gen Bluetooth Low Energy System for the Internet of Things By: Gagan Luthra