Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform to Feature Cypress Wi-Fi Connectivity Solution

Cypress Semiconductor announced that Samsung Electronics has selected its Wi-Fi connectivity solution for the Samsung ARTIK Internet of Things platform. The low-power CYW43907 802.11n Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC) from Cypress is now in production for Samsung's ARTIK 050 module providing secure IoT connections in smart home appliances and industrial electronics devices. The SoC solution delivers robust Wi-Fi connectivity and applications processing to the ARTIK 050, and the SoC's unique architecture helps enable the module's best-in-class power management that maximizes battery life.

Samsung's ARTIK, is an end-to-end, integrated IoT Platform that transforms the process of developing, launching and managing connected products. The ARTIK 050 module is specifically built to provide secure IoT connectivity for products across vertical markets, including smart homes, smart lighting, smart buildings, manufacturing, and health and wellness.

The CYW43907 embedded wireless system-on-a-chip (SoC) is uniquely suited for Internet-of-Things applications. It supports all data rates specified in the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n specification.The device includes an ARM Cortex-based applications processor, a single stream IEEE 802.11n MAC/baseband/radio, a dual-band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz transmit power amplifier (PA), and a receive low-noise amplifier (LNA). It also supports optional antenna diversity for improved RF performance in difficult environments. It is an optimized SoC targeting embedded Internet-of-Things applications in the industrial and medical sensor, home appliance, and embedded audio markets. Using advanced design techniques and process technology to reduce active and idle power, the device is designed for embedded applications that require minimal power consumption and a compact size. The device includes a power management unit for simplifying system power topology and allows for direct operation from a battery while maximizing battery life. The CYW43907 solution is supported on Cypress' Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Software Development Kit (SDK), which provides code examples, tools and development support. Click here to know more.

The Cypress WICED Studio IoT development platform features an integrated and interoperable wireless software development kit (SDK). The SDK includes rigorously tested Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol stacks, as well as simplified application programming interfaces that free developers from needing to learn complex wireless technologies. In line with the IoT trend toward dual-mode connectivity, the SDK supports Cypress' Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combination solutions and its Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy devices. The SDK enables cloud connectivity in minutes with its robust libraries that uniquely integrate popular cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix, Alibaba Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, along with services from private cloud partners.

Cypress' WICED Studio connectivity suite is microcontroller (MCU)-agnostic and provides ready support for a variety of third-party MCUs to address the needs of complex IoT applications. The platform also enables cost efficient solutions for simple IoT applications by integrating MCU functionality into the connectivity device.  Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol stacks can run transparently on a host MCU or in embedded mode, allowing for flexible platform architectures with common firmware. For more information on Cypress' WICED platform, ecosystem and community, click here.