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Ultra-low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo solution

Cypress Semiconductor has unveiled a new ‘combo’ solution that delivers ultra-low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to extend battery life for wearables, smart home products and portable audio applications.

The CYW43012 prolongs battery life by leveraging 28nm process technology to cut power consumption by up to 70 percent in receive mode and by 80 percent in sleep mode when compared to current solutions.

The device is IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n-compliant and 802.11ac-Friendly, which means that it is interoperable with 802.11ac access points using standard modes. This enables it to offer higher throughput and better energy efficiency, along with the enhanced security and coverage of 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks.

The CYW43012 combo chip’s advanced coexistence engine enables optimal combined performance for dual-band 2.4- and 5-GHz Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 applications simultaneously.

The CYW43012 is also supported in Cypress’ WICED Studio IoT development platform, which streamlines the integration of wireless technologies for developers.

Neil Tyler

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