Cypress Expands Wireless Connectivity with 802.11ac Solutions that Pave the Way for Mass Adoption in IoT Devices



Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced two wireless solutions that deliver advanced coexistence and robust connectivity combining 802.11ac high-performance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for IoT applications. The 802.11ac solutions use high-speed transmissions to enable IoT devices with faster downloads and better range, as well as lower power consumption by quickly exploiting deep sleep modes. The solutions are supported in Cypress’ all-inclusive, turnkey, WICED Studio IoT development platform, which streamlines the integration of wireless technologies for IoT developers.

Wi-Fi networks powered by 802.11ac simultaneously deliver low-latency and high-speed with secure device authentication, making them the ideal wireless technology for connecting things directly to the cloud. The new highly integrated Cypress CYW43455 advanced multi-radio wireless solution incorporates high-performance 802.11ac, low-power Bluetooth 4.2 and BLE. This combo solution is ideal for smart home products such as security cameras that require high-speed Wi-Fi combined with low power BLE connections for motion sensing.

The Cypress CYW54907 802.11ac microcontroller (MCU) integrates a high-performance 320-MHz ARM Cortex-R4 application processor and an advanced 802.11ac subsystem. This powerful dual-band solution offers bridging for IoT gateways and synchronized streaming audio solutions. Both solutions feature a dual-band 2.4- and 5-GHz radio with 20-, 40- and 80-MHz channels with up to 433 Mbps performance.

“Wi-Fi is the backbone of Internet connectivity, and 802.11ac high-performance Wi-Fi has become the standard for enterprise infrastructure and home gateways,” said Michael Hogan, Vice President of the IoT Business Unit at Cypress. “802.11ac is now beginning to ramp in IoT devices, helping them meet coexistence challenges in sharing the crowded 2.4-GHz band with Bluetooth devices, delivering cleaner air for audio, video and voice control data, as well as improved network performance for multi-user environments.”

Contact Information

Cypress Semiconductor Inc.

198 Champion Ct.
San Jose, CA, 95134
USA

toll-free: (408) 943 2600
http://www.cypress.com/

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