Pin Mapping Differences Between the EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ Evaluation Board (CYBLE-012011-EVAL) and the BLE Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-042-BLE) – KBA09921

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Question:

What are the differences between the pins exposed on J1 and J2 headers of the EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Board (CYBLE-012011-EVAL) and the pins expected by the J10 and J11 headers on the BLE Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-042-BLE)?

 

Answer:

Yes, there are differences between the pins exposed. The EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Board quick start guide explains how to use the board with the BLE Pioneer Kit and the differences in pin mapping. This is also explained below.

 

Figure 1 shows the J10 and J11 headers on the BLE Pioneer Kit.

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Figure 1: J10 and J11 headers on BLE Pioneer Kit

 

 

 

The EZ-BLE PROC Evaluation Board can be plugged on to these headers as shown in Figure 2.

 

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Figure 2: EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Board plugged on BLE Pioneer Kit

 

 

 

Figure 3 shows the pinout and details of the EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Board (CYBLE-012011-EVAL), which is a fan-out board for EZ-BLE PRoC Modules (CYBLE-012011-00 and CYBLE-012012-10).

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Figure 3: EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Board (CYBLE-012011-EVAL) Pinout

 

The EZ-BLE PRoC Module exposes a subset of the GPIOs that are expected on the BLE Pioneer Kit. Therefore, the evaluation board for the module has several pins that do not map to any port of the module. In addition, some pins exposed on the J1 and J2 headers of the evaluation board differ from the pins expected on the J10 and J11 headers of the BLE Pioneer Kit. A table showing the complete pin mapping and highlighting differences is shown below. The table specifies NC (No Connect) for the pins that are not available on the evaluation board.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

CY8CKIT-042-BLE
    J11 Header
CYBLE-012011-EVAL
    J2 Header
CY8CKIT-042-BLE
    J10 Header
CYBLE-012011-EVAL
    J1 Header
VDDDVDD*VDDAVDD*
VREFVREFVDDRVDDR
XRESXRESGNDGND
GNDGNDGNDGND
P0_0NCP2_0P2_0
P0_1NCP2_1P0_5**
P0_2NCP2_2P2_2
P0_3NCP2_3P2_3
P0_4NCP2_4P2_4
P0_5NCP2_5P0_4**
P0_6P0_6P2_6P2_6
P0_7P0_7P2_7P3_5**
P1_0P1_0P3_0NC
P1_1NCP3_1NC
P1_2NCP3_2P3_2
P1_3NCP3_3P3_3
P1_4P1_4P3_4P3_4
P1_5P1_5P3_5P3_5
P1_6P1_6P3_6P3_6
P1_7P1_7P3_7P3_7
P4_0NC***
P4_1NC
P5_0P5_0
P5_1P5_1

 

*EZ-BLE PRoC Module shorts the digital and analog power rails of PRoC BLE (highlighted rows in blue)

**Pins differ from the pins expected on the BLE (highlighted rows in yellow)

***The EZ-BLE PRoC Module has the P4_0 pin however this is connected to the Cmod capacitor on the EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Board and is not exposed on the J1 header.

 

Note: The EZ-BLE PRoC Module is supported on PSoC® CreatorTM 3.3 SP1 and later versions. While the GPIOs available on the EZ-BLE PRoC Module and consequently on the EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation Board are limited, every functionality available on a PRoC BLE silicon is available on the EZ-BLE PRoC Module. The only exception is the CapSense® Gestures Component that handles one- and two-finger gestures. This Component is not available on the EZ-BLE PRoC Module.

 

Applicable Kits:

                                                                          

EZ-BLE PRoC Evaluation BoardPRoC BLE ModulesPSoC 4 BLE Modules
CYBLE-012011-EVALCY5671CY5674CY8CKIT-142CY8CKIT-141
YESNONONONO

 

Headers (on CYBLE-012011-EVAL): Usage description

                                                            

HeadersUsage description
J3It is used to short VDDD and VDDR.
    Note: J3 can be ignored for usage if customers insert CYBLE-012011-EVAL into CY8CKIT-042-BLE since VDDD and VDDR are short in CY8CKIT-042-BLE. However, if customers use the CYBLE-012011-EVAL separately, customer need to short J3 based on application requirement.
J5P5.0 and P5.1 are available for debug purposes (no jumper usage intended here).
J6It is used to short P3.5 of CYBLE-012011-00/CYBLE-012012-00 module to either/both of P3.5 and P2.7 of CY8CKIT-042-BLE.