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IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN with SDIO, USB and MIMO

  • WICED Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n SoCs

Cypress's WICED Wi-Fi portfolio includes IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions that provide up to 300 Mbps PHY data rates and up to 2x2 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) support. These solutions can be coupled with external MCUs from popular vendors or Linux on applications processors to implement a complete Wi-Fi system.

Many of the WICED Wi-Fi devices are supported on Cypress's WICED Wi-Fi Software Development Kit (SDK) that provides code examples, tools and development support. Cypress supports WICED Wi-Fi customers through its global network of IoT partners using production-ready, fully-certified modules based on the SoC families showcased below.  Modules are available  with both internal and external antennas along with a range of range of digital interfaces like SDIO, USB, HSIC and SPI. In addition, several modules integrate dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) power amplifiers (PA) that meet the output power requirements of embedded systems, low-noise amplifiers (LNA) for best-in-class receiver sensitivity, and internal transmit/receive (iTR) RF switches, further reducing the overall solution cost and printed circuit board area. Optional antenna diversity also allows for improved RF performance in difficult environments.

For WICED Wi-Fi SoCs with on-chip MCUs, check out our IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n with integrated applications processor portfolio. For high performance Wi-Fi systems check out the IEEE 802.11ac + Bluetooth Combos and the IEEE 802.11n + Bluetooth combos portfolio.

To get started, the following evaluation boards are available from Cypress and our partners for development and device prototyping:

Evaluation boards and software solutions are also available which support the authentication chip utilized by Apple’s HomeKit offering.

Support for these products is available within the Cypress Support Community forums at: http://www.cypress.com/wicedcommunity

Family BCM43362 BCM43364 BCM43143
Technology Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Specification 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Band Single Band (2.4GHz) Single Band (2.4GHz) Single Band (2.4GHz)
MIMO/SISO 1x1 SISO 1x1 SISO 1x1 SISO
PHY Data Rate upto 72 Mbps upto 96 Mbps up to 150Mbps
Interfaces SDIO 2.0, gSPI SDIO 2.0, gSPI USB 2.0, SDIO 2.0, I2S,
I2C/SPI for EEPROM/Flash
Co-existence Interface SECI 3-wire, 4-wire SECI 2-wire, 3-wire, 4-wire SECI 2-wire, 3-wire, 4-wire
Security and Encryption WEP, WPA, AES-CCMP,
WPA2 Network Security with TKIP,
IEEE 802.1x Encryption Support
WEP, WPA, AES-CCMP,
WPA2 Network Security with TKIP,
IEEE 802.1x Encryption Support,
Cisco Compatible Extensions,
WPS support
WEP, WPA, AES-CCMP,
WPA2 Network Security with TKIP,
IEEE 802.1x Encryption Support,
WPS support
GPIOs 5 5 19
Other Features Integrated Power Amplifier (PA),
Power Management Unit with
Buck-Mode Switching Regulator
Integrated Power Amplifier (PA),
TX/RX RF Switch,
Power Management Unit with
Buck-Mode Switching Regulator
Integrated Power Amplifier (PA),
TX/RX RF Switch,
Power Management Unit with
Buck-Mode Switching Regulator
Software Support Linux Driver, WICED Wi-Fi SDK Linux DriverWICED Wi-Fi SDK Linux Driver
Product Selector Click Here Click Here Click Here
Partner Modules Available Here Available Here -
Kit

BCM943362WCD4_EVB

BCM943364WCD1_EVB

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1. Purchase a WICED Wi-Fi module evaluation board from one of Cypress's partners

Or purchase a WICED Wi-Fi evaluation kit from Cypress

2. Download the WICED Wi-Fi SDK or leverage our Linux drivers

3. Join the Cypress WICED community

BCM943362WCD4_EVB Evaluation and Development Kit:

The Cypress BCM943362WCD4_EVB kit includes a BCM943362WCD4 SIP module mounted onto a full-featured, USB-based evaluation and development board that is fully compatible with the WICED™ Wi-Fi Software Development Kit (SDK).

Price: $90.28 

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BCM943364WCD1_EVB Evaluation and Development Kit:

The Cypress BCM943364WCD1_EVB kit includes a BCM943364WCD1 SIP module mounted on a full-featured USB-based evaluation and development board that is fully compatible with the WICED™ Wi-Fi Software Development Kit (SDK).

Price: $90.28

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WICED Studio

WICED Studio is the only SDK for the Internet of Things (IoT) that combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into a single integrated development environment. In addition to providing WICED APIs and an application framework designed to abstract complexity, WICED Studio also leverages many common industry standards. WICED Studio is available as a separate installer bundled with the WICED™ Integrated Development Environment.

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WICED Wi-Fi SDK

The WICED Wi-Fi SDK includes the tools and software needed to program, debug and develop with WICED Wi-Fi products. The SDK is available as a standalone compressed file or as a separate installer bundled with the WICED™ Integrated Development Environment.

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WICED Wi-Fi SDK

 

Linux® Support

Linux drivers are available for several WICED Wi-Fi products. Visit the Cypress WICED community to learn more about Linux support.

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Linux Support
Anaren
Inventek Systems
Lantronix
Murata (with Electric Imp / Ayla Networks cloud support)