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FaBi_2763241
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Dear all,

What Cypress kit is the right tool for developing beacons to track people? Is CYALKIT-E02 used for this sort of application?

Regards

Fausto

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GyanC_36
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The CYALKIT-E02 kit is primarily developed for harvesting purposes to measure the Temperature and humidity and broadcast it over BLE. However, it can be programmed with a custom firmware as per your requirements. For beacon you just need to configure your device in Broadcaster Mode.

The below link contains all the kit hardware files , PSoC Creator Project , User guide etc----

http://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/cyalkit-e02-solar-powered-ble-sensor-bea...

-Gyan

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GyanC_36
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The CYALKIT-E02 kit is primarily developed for harvesting purposes to measure the Temperature and humidity and broadcast it over BLE. However, it can be programmed with a custom firmware as per your requirements. For beacon you just need to configure your device in Broadcaster Mode.

The below link contains all the kit hardware files , PSoC Creator Project , User guide etc----

http://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/cyalkit-e02-solar-powered-ble-sensor-bea...

-Gyan

That's great. And for re-programming the solar board with MiniProg3 is there an adapter to connect to the SWD header?

two more questions:

Is there an android source code for client app to use as starting point for beacon locator?

what is a typical range these proc modules advertise indoor, 30 meter?

Regards.

Fausto

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I read the documentation and it seems the solar BLE can be connected to the debug board through the micro header like in the photo attached.

And II have found a source code for Android altbeacon here: Android Beacon Library

Are the long range BLE modules like CYBLE-224110-00 compatible for coin cell battery power or shall I just stick with standard range modules?

Fausto

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You can use extended range modules operating on coin cell as well but the battery life will be less compared to normal modules.

-Gyan