Companies team up to provide ubiquitous IoT connectivity

27-11-2017 | Arrow | New Technologies

Arrow Electronics and Cypress Semiconductor have announced the Titanium board, a technology ecosystem created to enable developers to design products using the Wi-Fi, BLE, cellular and LPWAN technology while taking advantage of Cypress’ low-power edge computing capabilities.

The new Titanium board is created to the Linaro 96Boards IoT edition specification and features Cypress’ new PSoC 6 MCU with dual-core processing and BLE 5.0. With power given by the Cypress EZ-PD CCG3 USB-C controller, the board also provides developers with advanced sensing abilities featuring Bosch Sensortec’s new BME680 integrated environmental sensor for measurement of temperature, humidity, gas, and pressure. The platform is Arm mBed-compatible, and features a 40-pin expansion connector compatible with other 96board platforms.

Developers can take advantage of the expansion capability of the Titanium board to evaluate multiple connectivity and technology options, including the upcoming Cypress WICED® mezzanine card currently in development.

“PSoC 6 is purpose-built for the IoT,” said Aiden Mitchell, vice-president of global IoT solutions at Arrow. “By combining the low-power of PSoC 6 with Cypress’ WICED portfolio of Wi-Fi solutions and Bluetooth products, Cypress has created a powerful offering for customers seeking to reduce complexity and time-to-market. The Titanium ecosystem is their starting point.”

“The Titanium 96board gives IoT designers a fast and easy way to harness the leading low-power and flexibility of our PSoC 6 BLE solution,” said Jack Ogawa, senior marketing director of the MCU business unit at Cypress. “The Titanium ecosystem adds even more flexibility with a host of expansion cards, helping designers find the optimal mix of technologies.”

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