New Low Power, Small Form Factor Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Module Provides Improved Battery Life

Murata Manufacturing has partnered with Cypress Semiconductor to develop a low power, small form factor Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module. The new Type 1LV (CYW43012) aims to improve battery life in wearables, smart home products, and portable audio applications. When compared to the Type 1DX (CYW4343W), the power usage in the new module is approximately 54 percent lower in DTIM 1, 60 percent in DTIM 3, up to 50 percent for 2.4 GHz RX, and 28 percent for 2.4 GHz TX.

Based on the Cypress CYW43012 combo chipset, the ultra-small dual-band Wi-Fi 11a/b/g/n (11ac Friendly) + Bluetooth 5.0 module provides data transference rates up to 78 Mbps on Wi-Fi and 3 Mbps on Bluetooth. It supports a broad range of popular processors including PSoC6, i.MX RT, STM32, i.MX, and IP Camera platforms, as well as Linux and RTOS based applications.

The Type 1LV uses highly sophisticated and enhanced hardware mechanisms and algorithms to ensure that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth coexistence is optimized for maximum performance. An embedded Ipv6 network stack can be used to keep the host processor in sleep mode while maintaining network connections. The module also supports BLE 2 Mbps, LE Secure Connections, LE Privacy 1.2, and LE Data Packet Length Extension. The device operates seamlessly in dual-band networks with increased energy efficiency and enhanced security providing optimal performance in Wi-Fi 5 networks. The module measures of 10.0 mm(L) x 7.2 mm(W) x 1.4 mm(H). It will have a reference antennae design for FCC/IC certifications and CE conducted test to provide a lower development cost and faster time to market.

According to Brian Bedrosian, Vice President of Marketing for the IoT Compute and Wireless Business Unit at Cypress, the Cypress CYW43012 combo solution continues its forward momentum in the market as OEMs demand key benefits including best-in-class throughput and power efficiency. The collaboration with Murata in integrating the CYW43012 delivers a compact, pre-tested solution that has helped position Cypress as the supplier of choice for OEMS delivering high performance, long battery-life IoT solutions in applications including cameras, music, healthcare, and security.

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