Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced two highly integrated, single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy solutions that designed of low-power, sensor-based systems for the Internet of Things. The new PSoC(R) 4 BLE Programmable System-on-Chip delivers unprecedented ease-of-use and integration in a customizable solution for IoT applications, home automation, healthcare equipment, sports and fitness monitors, and other wearable smart devices. The PRoC(TM) BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip provides a cost-effective turnkey solution for wireless Human Interface Devices (HIDs), remote controls and applications requiring pure play wireless connectivity.
The Cypress Bluetooth Low Energy solutions can complete systems by integrating a Bluetooth Smart radio, a high-performance 32-bit ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M0 core with ultra-low-power modes, programmable analog blocks, and Cypress’s industry-leading CapSense(R) capacitive touch-sensing functionality. This combination of technology delivers unmatched system value for Bluetooth Smart products, with prolonged battery life, customizable sensing capabilities, and sleek, intuitive user interfaces. Cypress is demonstrating the solutions in Hall A5, Stand 520 at Electronica.
“Cypress built our new Bluetooth Low Energy solutions on a strong foundation: our established track-record in programmable ARM-based controller functionality with more than 100 million ARM products shipped, our expertise in low-power wireless connectivity, and our market-leading capacitive touch-sensing technology,” said T.J. Rodgers, President and CEO at Cypress. “Cypress Bluetooth Low Energy solutions deliver unprecedented integration and ease of design for the Internet of Things, wearable electronics, and other Bluetooth Smart applications, making our portfolio instantly available for new products in these fast-growing markets.”
“We expect that the number of connected devices in the Internet of Things will grow from almost 10 billion units in 2013 to over 36 billion in 2020, a compound annual growth rate of 20%,” said Tony Massimini, Chief of Technology at Semico Research. “By 2020 almost half of these devices will be in home automation. Bluetooth is an essential link in IoT, and Cypress’s Bluetooth Low Energy solutions enable designers to simplify their development and reduce the time it takes to bring IoT products to market.”
The Cypress Bluetooth Low Energy solutions also contain programmable CapSense touch-sensing interfaces with built-in two-finger gestures using Cypress’s SmartSense(TM) Auto-tuning algorithm, which completely eliminates the requirement for manual system tuning. Cypress has shipped more than one billion CapSense touch-sensing controllers, which have replaced more than five billion mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, white goods, automotive applications, and other systems, making Cypress the industry touch-sensing leader.