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IEEE 802.11ac WLAN + Bluetooth with EDR, USB, SDIO and PCIe

Enable your IoT designs with lightning-fast Wi-Fi using Cypress's next generation WICED Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo solutions. Leveraging the the power of IEEE 802.11ac WLAN, these solutions provide up to 837 Mbps PHY data rates and up to 2x2 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) support. All 802.11ac WLAN + Bluetooth combo solutions come with driver support to work with Linux on external applications processors.

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 PCIe, HSIC, SDIO, gSPI for Wi-Fi and HCI-over UART/USB for Bluetooth. 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.

If you do not need the performance boost with 802.11ac check out our IEEE 802.11n + Bluetooth combos portfolio. For WICED Wi-Fi SoCs with integrated applications processors, check out our IEEE 802.11n with integrated applications processor portfolio. If you are looking for a Wi-Fi only solution that can be used with an external MCU or Linux on an external applications processor check out our IEEE 802.11n with SDIO, USB and MIMO portfolio

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

Datasheet BCM43353 BCM4339 BCM4356 BCM43455
Wireless Technology Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (BR + EDR + BLE) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (BR + EDR + BLE) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (BR + EDR + BLE) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (BR + EDR + BLE)
Wi-Fi Specifictaion 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Band Dual Band (2.4/5Ghz) Dual Band (2.4/5Ghz) Dual Band (2.4/5Ghz) Dual Band (2.4/5Ghz)
MIMO/SISO 1x1 SISO 1x1 SISO 2x2 MIMO 1x1 SISO
Wi-Fi PHY Data Rate (Mbps) upto 433Mbps 433.3Mbps 867Mbps 433.3Mbps
Bluetooth Specification Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Power Class Class 1, Class 2 Class 1, Class 2 Class 1, Class 2 Class 1, Class 2
Integrated FM Receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes
Driver Support Linux Linux Linux Linux
Interfaces SDIO 3.0/2.0,
gSPI for Wi-Fi and
I2C/PCM audio,
HCI-over UART for Bluetooth
SDIO v3.0/2.0,
gSPI for Wi-Fi and HCI-over-USB2.0/UART,
I2S/PCM audio for Bluetooth
PCIe v3.0 compatible,
SDIO v3.0/2.0 for Wi-Fi and
HCI-over-USB 2.0/UART,
I2S/ PCM audio for Bluetooth
PCIe v3.0 compatible,
SDIO v3.0/2.0, UART for Wi-Fi and
HCI-over-UART,
I2S/ PCM audio for Bluetooth
Co-existence Interface Integrated Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth Coexistence,
GCI SECI for GPS,
Wi-Max,
LTE or UWB
Integrated Wi-FI and
Blutooth Coexistence,
GCI SECI 2-wire for LTE/GPS
Integrated Wi-FI and
Blutooth Coexistence,
GCI SECI 2-wire or
Legacy SECI 3-wire for LTE/GPS
Integrated Wi-FI and
Blutooth Coexistence,
GCI SECI 2-wire or
Legacy SECI 3-wire for LTE/GPS
Security and Encryption WPA/WPA2. WAPI STA Network Security,
AES encryption/decryption with
TKIP and IEEE 802.1x support,
Cisco Extension Support,
WPS
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,
Cisco Compatible Extensions,
WPS support
WEP, WPA, AES-CCMP,
WPA2 Network Security with TKIP,
IEEE 802.1x Encryption Support,
Cisco Compatible Extensions,
WPS support
Other Features Integrated Power Amplifier (PA),
Power Management Unit with
Buck-Mode Switching Regulator,
Shared Bluetooth and
Wi-Fi Antenna Support
Integrated 2.4 GHz and
5 GHz Power Amplifiers (PA),
Power Management Unit with
Buck-Mode Switching Regulator,
Shared Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Antenna Support
Integrated 2.4 GHz and
5 GHz Power Amplifiers (PA),
Power Management Unit with
Buck-Mode Switching Regulator,
Shared Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Antenna Support,
Wireless Charging (A4WP)
Integrated 2.4 GHz and
5 GHz Power Amplifiers (PA),
Power Management Unit with
Buck-Mode Switching Regulator,
Shared Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Antenna Support
GPIO 9 16 16 15
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1. Purchase a WICED Wi-Fi module evaluation board from one of Cypress's partners

2. Leverage our Linux drivers

3. Join the Cypress WICED community

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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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