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Cypress Webinar on February 25 Guides Participants Through Design and Certification of Embedded Wireless Systems | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress Webinar on February 25 Guides Participants Through Design and Certification of Embedded Wireless Systems

Last Updated: February 11, 2010

Joint Webinar With Artaflex Offers Practical Considerations to Overcome Power, Reliability and Range Challenges; Shows how CyFi™ Low-Power RF Simplifies and Speeds Implementation

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 17, 2009 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced a free, online seminar that leads participants through the challenges of embedded wireless design, including passing government certification tests. The 60-minute webinar, entitled "Practical Considerations for Embedded Wireless Design & Certification," will be presented in conjunction with Electronic Design on Wednesday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. PST. On-line registration is available at

Consumers are demanding wireless capabilities in embedded systems to increase productivity and mobility, as well as to save energy.  Designers of systems from headsets to industrial process monitoring and automation are looking to 2.4 GHz low-power RF solutions to differentiate and improve their products.  However, designers must overcome barriers such as power, reliability, range and other RF challenges.

In this webinar, Cypress and a leading embedded wireless design firm, Artaflex, will introduce a set of practical considerations for embedded wireless design and certification." These concepts can be applied in part or whole to any 2.4 GHz wireless project. The presenters will also describe best practices for obtaining government certifications in the U.S., Canada and Europe.  In addition, the webinar will introduce a design path that can save time through the use of pre-certified RF modules and Cypress's CyFi™ Low-Power RF solution.

"It's easy to see the benefits of adding wireless to embedded systems," said Geoff Charubin, vice president of Global Marketing and Applications. "But it isn't easy to actually implement and get government certification. The webinar offers straightforward, useful information that can help in both areas."

About CyFi Low-Power RF
The CyFi Low-Power RF solution enables designers to quickly and simply implement wireless systems without compromising reliable performance or low-power consumption. The solution consists of the CyFi protocol stack in PSoC Designer™ embedded design software, the selected PSoC® programmable system-on-chip, and the CyFi transceiver. The solution's unrivaled interference immunity is a result of its modulation and the agility to move to 80 channels in the 2.4-GHz band. It is optimized for low-power wireless sensor networks and human-to-machine interfaces in a broad range of applications, including home and building automation, remote controls, health and fitness equipment, and industrial monitoring.

The CY3271 PSoC FirstTouch™ Starter Kit with CyFi Low-Power RF is a low-cost USB thumbdrive kit including PSoC IDE software, a sense and control dashboard for data collection, a PC dongle with RF, a multifunction board, an RF expansion board with power amplifiers for long-range wireless applications, and two battery boards. Designers can also use the kit to leverage the touch-sensing, temperature-sensing, lighting-sensing and proximity sensing capabilities of PSoC devices. For more information on CyFi Low-Power RF and to order kits, visit

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value." Cypress offerings include the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity technologies ranging from its CyFi™ Low-Power RF solution, to West Bridge® and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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