Expanded portfolio for the Internet of Things combined with high-performance Wi-Fi solution

02-06-2017 | Cypress | Subs & Systems

Cypress Semiconductor has announced a new wireless solution that delivers advanced coexistence combining 802.11ac high-performance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and BLE for IoT applications. The new highly integrated Cypress CYW4373 solution incorporates a USB 2.0 hub that provides a common WLAN and Bluetooth interface. The combo solution is ideal for smart home products and network peripherals such as home appliances and printers.

“A wide range of smart home and portable electronics applications are adding 802.11ac high-performance Wi-Fi to connect to the cloud due to its ability to manage fast connections and provide cleaner air, while also supporting low-power operation,” said Brian Bedrosian, vice president of marketing for the IoT Business Unit at Cypress. “Cypress’ 802.11ac combo solutions enable coexistence with Bluetooth in the crowded 2.4GHz band, providing audio, video and voice control applications with high fidelity, even in multi-user environments.”

The CYW4373 combo solution features a dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz radio with dynamic channel selection of 20MHz, 40MHz and 80MHz channels, supporting up to 433Mbps performance, and it includes a separate Bluetooth/BLE 4.2 subsystem. The solution simplifies system design with a common USB hub or shared SDIO interface to the system host controller.

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