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Microcontrollers and Wi-Fi connectivity are transforming traditional devices, like doorbells and thermostats, into gateways that can alert consumers’ smart phones to activity and enable intelligent control home-automation systems. See how Cypress’ broad array of IoT solutions are helping manufacturers bring the most-advanced smart and connected products into people’s lives.

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INTERNET OF THINGS

Everything Connected

Smart-home gadgets allow users to control lights or monitor security systems using a smartphone, stream music to a speaker with Alexa, remotely unlock or lock the front door, and much more. But these gadgets are about much more than just convenience. Check out this video to learn more.

DUAL-CORE ARCHITECTURE

PSoC 6 Dual-Core MCU

The PSoC 6 MCUs' dual-core architecture provides a hardware-based root-of-trust, plus hardware-accelerated cryptography and true random-number generation.

WHOLE-HOME COVERAGE

2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi Combo

Dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi Combo chips enable better whole-home coverage and efficient use of bandwidth.

Cypress Solutions Solve Four Critical IoT Challenges

Cypress’ Touch, See, and Talk solutions are redefining the smart-home and changing the way people experience the IoT. Through sleek and elegant button-less interfaces, voice-controlled solutions, and visually engaging interactive displays, Cypress helps developers seamlessly integrate technology into everyday life. We also help developers design reliability, longevity, security, and ease-of-use into their IoT products, to create a truly differentiated user experience, as noted in the examples below:

Easy Setup and Maintenance

Our Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo chips for smart homes combine low-power BLE and best-in-class-Wi-Fi radios to connect anything to almost everything else. What's more, we can help make setup and maintenance even easier for your customers with our Cirrent Zip Key Wi-Fi onboarding and network intelligence tool.

 

Whole-Home Coverage

One of the most-common frustrations with in-home Wi-Fi is lack of whole-home coverage. This can be the result of Wi-Fi access point location, building materials in the home, or radio interference. Cypress' Dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi Combo chips with beam-forming enable better whole-home coverage and efficient use of available bandwidth.

 

Long Battery Life

Cypress' Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combos and PSoC 6 MCUs deliver extended battery life without sacrificing performance. PSoC 6 is built on an ultra-low power 40nm process and uses as little as 22-uA/MHz in active power mode and 4.5uA in deep sleep mode.

 

Secure Connections

The PSoC 6 MCUs’ dual-core architecture provide a hardware-based root-of-trust, providing protection against unauthorized access to keys. In addition, hardware accelerated cryptography and true random-number generation is provided.

Explore more of our Smart Home Solutions

 

Smart Lock
Smart lock systems enable users to remotely lock or unlock a door via an Internet-connected device. Cypress’ integrated smart lock solutions include one or more PSoC 6 devices to drive LEDs, accelerometers, touch interfaces, motors, displays, and fingerprint systems. Meanwhile, Cypress’ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chips can be employed for device connectivity.

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PSoC® 61 Secure MCUs

PSoC® 61 Secure MCUs PSoC is a scalable and reconfigurable platform architecture for a family of programmable embedded system controllers with Arm® Cortex® CPUs (single and multi-core). The PSoC 6 product family, based on an ultra-low-power 40-nm platform, is a combination of a dual-core microcontroller with low-power Flash technology and digital programmable logic, high-performance analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, low-power comparators, and standard communication and timing peripherals. PSoC 61 devices provide high levels of security and include extensive support for programming, testing, debugging, and tracing both hardware and firmware.

CYW43012 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Chip

Cypress’ CYW43012 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo chip is a 28-nm, ultra-low power device that integrates a single-stream, dual-band IEEE 802.11n compliant, IEEE 802.11ac friendly Wi-Fi sub-system, a Bluetooth 5.0-compliant BT sub-system, and an advanced coexistence engine for maximum combined performance. It offers best-in-class power consumption in active and power saving modes, and superior throughput and power consumption performance compared to 802.11n products when operating in 802.11ac networks.

PSoC® 64 Secure MCUs

PSoC 64 Secure MCUs combine IoT platform software, a root-of-trust with secure services, and the ultra-low power, hardware-based security capabilities of the PSoC 6 MCU architecture. By bringing these pieces together, PSoC 64 Secure MCUs provide a secure foundation for cloud-based applications. Combined with Cypress’ wireless connectivity devices, you get a total cloud application solution that gets you to market fast

Smart Doorbell
Smart doorbells are one of the latest innovations in home security, and one of the easiest-to-implement. Cypress’ PSoC 6 MCU can be used in these systems to manage multiple system resources, including motion sensors, battery life, microphone, speaker, and camera. Cypress’ Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo chip provides robust wireless connectivity, while our fingerprint controller can be provided added security.

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PSoC® 6

PSoC 6 bridges the gap between expensive, power hungry application processors and low‑performance microcontrollers (MCUs). The ultra low power PSoC 6 MCU features an Arm® Cortex®‑M4 for high‑performance tasks, and an Arm® Cortex® M0+ for low-power tasks, and with security built-in, your IoT system is protected.

Fingerprint Solution

Cypress’ TrueTouch® Fingerprint Reader can be flexibly integrated into any mobile device’s industrial design or home button. The solution comes with a complete software stack, including FIDO components, that enables quick integration into any Android® mobile device. Extensive testing and usability tools are available to rapidly fine tune an OEM’s custom sensor, decreasing time-to-market.

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Combos

Cypress's new CYW43012 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combo is purpose built for IoT applications. The CYW43012 leverages 28nm ultra-low-power technology and enhanced low power modes to deliver up to 70% savings in receive current, close to 25% savings in transmit current, and up to 80% savings in low power modes.

Thermostat
Smart thermostat systems allow users to connect their home HVAC systems to the internet so that they can easily monitor system settings from any connected smartphone, tablet, or PC.

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PSoC® 6 MCU

PSoC 6 bridges the gap between expensive, power hungry application processors and low‑performance microcontrollers (MCUs). The ultra‑low‑power PSoC 6 MCU features an Arm® Cortex®‑M4 for high‑performance tasks, and an Arm® Cortex®‑M0+ for low-power tasks, and with security built-in, your IoT system is protected.

CYW43012 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Chip

Cypress’ CYW43012 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo chip is a 28-nm, ultra-low power device that integrates a single-stream, dual-band IEEE 802.11n compliant, IEEE 802.11ac friendly Wi-Fi sub-system, a Bluetooth 5.0-compliant BT sub-system, and an advanced coexistence engine for maximum combined performance. It offers best-in-class power consumption in active and power saving modes, and superior throughput and power consumption performance compared to 802.11n products when operating in 802.11ac networks.

NOR Flash

Cypress offers the industry's broadest portfolio of high-performance Serial and Parallel NOR Flash Memories. These devices feature MirrorBit technology, the world’s most-advanced NOR Flash offering, which stores two bits per cell, enabling the highest densities.

IP Camera
IP cameras give users a sense of security by enabling them to remotely monitor activity around their homes and businesses. Cypress’ MCU solutions manage motion, audio, and light sensors and drive LEDs. Meanwhile our Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip provides wireless connectivity between the device and internet.

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CYW43012 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Chip

Cypress’ CYW43012 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo chip is a 28-nm, ultra-low power device that integrates a single-stream, dual-band IEEE 802.11n compliant, IEEE 802.11ac friendly Wi-Fi sub-system, a Bluetooth 5.0-compliant BT sub-system, and an advanced coexistence engine for maximum combined performance. It offers best-in-class power consumption in active and power saving modes, and superior throughput and power consumption performance compared to 802.11n products when operating in 802.11ac networks.

NOR Flash

Cypress offers the industry's broadest portfolio of high-performance Serial and Parallel NOR Flash Memories. These devices feature MirrorBit technology, the world’s most-advanced NOR Flash offering, which stores two bits per cell, enabling the highest densities.

Smart Speaker
Cypress’ smart speaker solutions enable users to play and control music through wireless speakers from a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-connected source. Cypress solutions include touch- or voice-enabled interfaces provided by PSoC MCUs, and wireless connectivity through its broad array of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and combo chips.

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CapSense® Touch-Sensing

CapSense capacitive touch-sensing technology measure changes in the capacitance between a plate (the sensor) and its environment to detect the presence of a finger on or near a touch surface. CapSense capacitive-sensing can be used for applications that require touch buttons, sliders, wheels, trackpads, and touchscreens. It provides advanced features such as proximity sensing, hover and glove touch, liquid tolerance, and liquid-level sensing.

Wi-Fi Chips

Cypress' Wi-Fi portfolio includes IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions with 1x1 SISO for up to 150 Mbps PHY data rates. These solutions can be coupled with external MCUs from popular vendors or Linux on applications processors to implement a complete Wi-Fi system. Cypress supports Wi-Fi customers through its global network of IoT partners using production-ready, fully-certified modules.

Set Top Box
Set-top boxes provide the all-important interface between your television set and your video service provider. Cypress set-top-box solutions include Bluetooth wireless connectivity, USB connections, and NOR Flash for storing system data.

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CCCG 2 USB Power Delivery

Cypress’ EZ-PD™ CCG2 provides a complete solution for passive Electronically Marked Cable Assembly (EMCA) cables, active EMCA cables, USB Type-C Notebooks, Power Adapters, Monitors, Docks and Cable Adapters (dongles). The device supports Upstream Facing Port (UFP), Downstream Facing Port (DFP), and Dual Role Port (DRP). It complies with the latest USB Type-C and PD standards, and has USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) certification for USB Type-C™

NOR Flash

Cypress offers the industry's broadest portfolio of high-performance Serial and Parallel NOR Flash Memories. These devices feature MirrorBit technology, the world’s most-advanced NOR Flash offering, which stores two bits per cell, enabling the highest densities.

Bluetooth Wireless

Cypress' CYW20819, is a best-in-class Bluetooth 5 single-chip solution targeted at Bluetooth Mesh, audio, voice, wearables, mice, keyboards, gaming consoles, remote controls, home automation, and a wide range of other Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The CYW20819 fully implements the Bluetooth Mesh 1.0 specification, and employs the highest level of integration to eliminate external components, allowing device makers to reduce product footprints and slash costs.

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