4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2016 9:35 AM by GiCe_1042476

    BLE used for beacon

    DaHu_285096

      I  notice the Estimote Beacon system (Similar to iBeacon) uses a Cortex M0 core with BLE for location of beacons.

         

      Has anyone here used the PSOC 4 BLE for similar application? And if so, can you provide a link to any useful information or tutorial for using the device in this application.

         

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: BLE used for beacon
          JoMe_264151

          Wasn't there an example in 100 ble projects? Start searching here.

             

           

             

          Bob

          • 2. Re: BLE used for beacon

            As Bob pointed out, it should be present as part of the 100 day repository.

               

            One example is of the Google's Eddystone beacons, which can be found here https://github.com/cypresssemiconductorco/PSoC-4-BLE/tree/master/100_Projects_in_100_Days/Project050_Eddystone 

            • 3. Re: BLE used for beacon

              I'm having the following problems with both BLE beacon projects (Project50_Eddystone and Project38_AltBeacon):

                 

              1.Debugger won't run. The message says:"Debugger exited unexpectedly during run. Encountered error (Target disconnected See output window for more information.)" This message is repeated in the output window so no additional info

                 

              2. I can program the device but none of the beacon locator apps , including the Cypress BLE-Beacon app, can detect the beacon

                 

              The only way I was able to see the device was with CySmart app

                 

              I tried to experiment with the service UUID but  that didn't help

                 

              I am using the latest version of PSoC Creator app 3.3 CP3 (3.3.0.9604), updated projects with the latest components and rebuilt them without problems. I also had to update the KitProg firmware with PSoC programmer 

                 

              I am evaluating the PSoC CYBLE-224110-00 if that makes any difference.

                 

              Your help is much appreciated

                 

              Thank you

                 

              Andy

              • 4. Re: BLE used for beacon
                GiCe_1042476

                You can't debug in DeepSleep or LowPowerMode... or best isn't so easy!

                   

                Eddystone example uses these two mode so.... 

                   

                You must check ho to debug in Lowpower modes but I suppose that isn't so easy and however you can't use all features of debug!! My suggestion is to disable the low power and use a timer to manage Eddyston adverstiment.