Cypress Launches New 802.11ac High-Performance Wi-Fi IoT Solution

Cypress Semiconductor, a leading wireless connectivity solutions provider, has released a new wireless solution delivering an advanced combination of 802.11ac high-performance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for IoT applications. The new Cypress CYW4373 solution (datasheet not available yet) incorporates a USB 2.0 hub that provides a common WLAN and Bluetooth interface. The combo solution is ideal for smart home products and network peripherals such as home appliances and printers.

Wi-Fi networks powered by 802.11ac simultaneously deliver low-latency and high-speed with secure device authentication, making it the ideal wireless technology to connect directly to the cloud. Cypress' 802.11ac solutions use high-speed transmissions to enable IoT devices with faster downloads and better range, as well as lower power consumption by quickly exploiting deep sleep modes.

The CYW4373 solution is supported in Cypress' all-inclusive, turnkey, WICED Studio IoT development platform, which streamlines the integration of wireless technologies for developers. The combo features a dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz radio with dynamic channel selection of 20, 40 and 80 MHz channels, supporting up to 433 Mbps performance, and also includes a separate Bluetooth/BLE 4.2 subsystem. The solution simplifies system design with a common USB hub or shared SDIO interface to the system host controller.

The CYW4373 802.11ac solution is currently sampling to lead customers with full production scheduled for late 2017.