Small Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo module significantly improves battery life

30-04-2019 | Murata | Subs & Systems

Murata has collaborated with Cypress Semiconductor to develop the Type 1LV (CYW43012) solution that is claimed to be the lowest power, small form factor Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module. This device improves battery life in smart home products, wearables, and portable audio applications. When comparing Type 1LV (CYW43012) to the Type 1DX (CYW4343W), power usage in the former is around 54% lower in DTIM 1, 60% in DTIM 3, up to 50% for 2.4GHz RX, and 28%t for 2.4GHz TX.

Based on the Cypress CYW43012 combo chipset, the ultra-small dual-band Wi-Fi 11a/b/g/n/ (11ac Friendly) +Bluetooth 5.0 module offers data transference rates up to 78Mbps on Wi-Fi and 3Mbps on Bluetooth. The solution supports a wide range of popular processors including PSoC6, i.MX RT, STM32, i.MX, and IP Camera platforms, as well as Linux and RTOS based applications.

The module size is 10mm (L) x 7.2mm (W) x 1.4mm (H). It will have a reference antennae design for FCC/IC certifications and CE conducted test to give a lower development cost and quicker time to market.

“Teaming up with Cypress allows us to leverage our combined expertise in delivering breakthrough solutions that are game changers for the market,” said Koichi Sorada, product manager, Connectivity Solutions for Murata Europe. “Using our proprietary packaging and miniaturization technologies, Murata leads in developing turnkey, transformational tools that ease integration and enable connectivity to help bring IoT to fruition. With this lowest Wi-Fi power module, we now enable a new class of products that were previously designated for Bluetooth.”

“The Cypress CYW43012 combo solution continues its forward momentum in the market as OEMs demand key benefits including best-in-class throughput and power efficiency,” said Brian Bedrosian, vice president of marketing for the IoT Compute and Wireless Business Unit at Cypress. “Our collaboration with Murata in integrating the CYW43012 delivers a compact, pre-tested solution that has helped position Cypress as the supplier of choice for OEMs delivering high performance, long battery-life IoT solutions in applications including cameras, music, healthcare, and security.”

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