I have open a case for your issue as I don't have your kit so I can't check it operation. I should get an answer in a few day. I'll let you know what they say.
Thank you very much for your help!
Since it is stated in query, "The device is now broadcasting the cypres.com URL, but ONLY while the beacon is still attached to the debug board. When it is not attached to the debug board it no longer broadcasts the URL".
From the above statement, I understood that the program is working fine. When the BLE Beacon is connected to debug board, the VDD supply is powered continuously. But when the BLE Beacon is removed, based on the intensity of light, the BLE is powered. So there is no enough light intensity to power the BLE device, or BLE firmware might be consuming lot of power which PMIC can't drive. In order to debug this further, could you please try the following steps:
a) Kindly download the complete setup, available in the below link:
Once it is installed, please go to the Firmware-> BLE-> Solar BLE sensor, once the project is opened, please program the BLE beacon with this project and check if BLE beacon is working alone. This helps to identify, if there are any problems in solar panel or PMIC connection to BLE device. If it is working fine, it is assured that BLE beacon is working fine.
b) I have attached the simple Eddystone firmware here which is optimized to consume very less power and designed for this beacon. Kindly use this firmware which is attached here, and please check if it is working fine. Please use this firmware since there are issues with eddystone firmware available in the set up file.
If all the above steps are working fine, it is confirmed that the project #50 is designed not for low power optimization and cannot be used for this kit unless it is optimized. If the step (b) is not working, we recommend the customer to measure the VBAT voltage waveform using CRO and attach it here.
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