Samsung, Raspberry Pi Select Cypress’ Wireless Connectivity Solutions
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. said that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF) has selected its Wi-Fi connectivity solution for the Samsung ARTIK Internet of Things platform. Cypress’ low-power CYW43907 802.11n Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC) is now in production in Samsung’s ARTIK 050 module providing secure IoT connections in smart home appliances and industrial electronics devices. The SoC solution delivers robust Wi-Fi connectivity and applications processing to the ARTIK 050, and the SoC’s unique architecture helps enable the module’s best-in-class power management that maximizes battery life.
Samsung ARTIK is an end-to-end, integrated IoT Platform that transforms the process of developing, launching and managing connected products. The ARTIK 050 module is specifically built to provide secure IoT connectivity for products across vertical markets, including smart home, smart lighting, smart building, manufacturing, and health and wellness. The Cypress CYW43907 SoC integrates dual-band IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi with a 320-MHz ARM Cortex -R4 RISC processor and 2 MB of SRAM to run applications and manage IoT protocols. The SoC’s power management unit simplifies power topologies and optimizing energy consumption. The CYW43907 solution is supported on Cypress’ Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED ) Software Development Kit (SDK), which provides code examples, tools and development support.
Cypress also announced that its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo solution delivers wireless connectivity for the new Raspberry Pi Zero W board for IoT applications. The Cypress CYW43438 combo solution provides robust 802.11n Wi-Fi for developers to connect their applications to the Internet, along with advanced coexistence algorithms enabling simultaneous Bluetooth 4.1 operations such as audio streaming and low-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connections to smartphones, sensors and other low-power devices. Raspberry Pi’s original board with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the Raspberry Pi 3, also uses a Cypress wireless solution.
“With Cypress’ combo solution on board, Raspberry Pi Zero W allows designers to connect to the most pervasive Wi-Fi networks for infrastructure connections and offers Bluetooth to connect to smartphones and other low-power smart devices,” said Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading. “The highly integrated Cypress solution enabled us to offer our boards at the right price points for wide scale adoption by IoT developers, eliminating the need for them to purchase wireless dongles that can cost more than the boards themselves. The Zero W has earned positive reviews from developer engineers and makers alike.”
The Raspberry Pi Zero W features a 1GHz, single-core CPU, 512MB RAM, Mini-HDMI and Micro-USB ports, composite video and reset headers and a CSI camera connector, along with 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 wireless connectivity.
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