Infineon CY8CKIT-062-BLE Pioneer Kit

CY8CKIT-062-BLE PSoC™ 6-BLE Pioneer Kit and CY8CKIT-028-EPD expansion kit required

This guide assumes you have the E-ink Display Shield Board attached to a PSoC™ 6-BLE Pioneer Kit

The Infineon CY8CKIT-062-BLE PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit is a hardware platform that enables the evaluation and development of applications using the PSoC™ 63 MCU with AIROC™ Bluetooth® LE. The PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit when paired along with the E-ink display shield board, CY8CKIT-028-EPD, forms a powerful combination with its onboard sensors. The kit come with an onboard thermistor, 6-axis motion sensor, and a digital microphone. The PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit baseboard also comes with 2 buttons, a 5-segment slider, and a proximity sensor based on CAPSENSE™ technology.

The Edge Impulse firmware for this development board is open source and hosted on GitHub: edgeimpulse/firmware-infineon-cy8ckit-062-ble.

Installing dependencies

To set this device up with Edge Impulse, you will need to install the following software:

  1. Infineon CyProgrammer. A utility program we will use to flash firmware images onto the target.

  2. The Edge Impulse CLI which will enable you to connect your CY8CKIT-062-BLE Pioneer Kit directly to Edge Impulse Studio, so that you can collect raw data and trigger in-system inferences.

Problems installing the CLI?

See the Installation and troubleshooting guide.

Updating the firmware

Edge Impulse Studio can collect data directly from your CY8CKIT-062-BLE Pioneer Kit and also help you trigger in-system inferences to debug your model, but in order to allow Edge Impulse Studio to interact with your CY8CKIT-062-BLE Pioneer Kit you first need to flash it with our base firmware image.

1. Download the base firmware image

Download the latest Edge Impulse firmware, and unzip the file. Once downloaded, unzip it to obtain the firmware-infineon-cy8ckit-062-ble.hex file, which we will be using in the following steps.

2. Connect the CY8CKIT-062-BLEPioneer Kit to your computer

Use a micro-USB cable to connect the CY8CKIT-062-BLE Pioneer Kit to your development computer (where you downloaded and installed Infineon CyProgrammer).

3. Load the base firmware image with Infineon CyProgrammer

You can use Infineon CyProgrammer to flash your CY8CKIT-062-BLE Pioneer Kit with our base firmware image. To do this, first select your board from the dropdown list on the top left corner. Make sure to select the item that starts with CY8CKIT-062-BLE-XXXX:

Then select the base firmware image file you downloaded in the first step above (i.e., the file named firmware-infineon-cy8ckit-062-ble.hex). You can now press the Connect button to connect to the board, and finally the Program button to load the base firmware image onto the CY8CKIT-062S2 Pioneer Kit.

Keep Infineon CyProgrammer Handy

Infineon CyProgrammer will be needed to upload any other project built on Edge Impulse, but the base firmware image only has to be loaded once.

Connecting to Edge Impulse

With all the software in place, it's time to connect the CY8CKIT-062S2 Pioneer Kit to Edge Impulse.

1. Connect the development board to your computer

Use a micro-USB cable to connect the development board to your computer.

2. Setting keys

From a command prompt or terminal, run:


This will start a wizard which will ask you to log in, and choose an Edge Impulse project. If you want to switch projects run the command with --clean.

Alternatively, recent versions of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge can collect data directly from your development board, without the need for the Edge Impulse CLI. See this blog post for more information.

3. Verifying that the device is connected

That's all! Your device is now connected to Edge Impulse. To verify this, go to your Edge Impulse project, and click Devices on the left sidebar. The device will be listed there:

ModusToolBox Examples

Edge Impulse projects may be found in Infineon's ModusToolBox. These examples allow you to quickly develop applications around machine learning models and the Edge Impulse SDK. If you need to update the model you may Deploy a C++ library from your project and unzip the resulting downloaded folder into your ModusToolBox application.

To create an example project you must first open a new ModusToolBox application from the File menu

Then, you must choose which board support package (BSP) you wish to run your application on. Boards that are officially supported will have Edge Impulse examples.

Lastly, in the Project Creator window, you may select any Edge Impulse listings available for that product and click on Create. Please refer to the ModusToolBox help and tutorials for more information on running applications on your device.

Inferencing with BLE

Firmware that is deployed via the Infineon PSoC 63 BLE Pioneer Kit in the Deployment section of an Edge Impulse project come with BLE connectivity. One may download the Infineon AIROC BLE App for your device and connect. Please watch this short video as a demonstration.

Next steps: Build a machine learning model

With everything set up you can now build your first machine learning model with these tutorials:

Looking to connect different sensors? The Data forwarder lets you easily send data from any sensor into Edge Impulse.

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