NUREMBERG, Germany -- For designers of connected devices from smart home appliances to wearable fitness trackers to factory automation equipment, the interconnectivity of the Internet of Things (IoT) is largely outweighed by the specific application requirements they must address. Embedded solutions provider Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) is addressing the diversity of the IoT, and common design concerns such as time to market and power consumption, with its expanded portfolio of ARM®-Cortex®-M-based PSoC® programmable system-on-chip devices, microcontrollers (MCUs) and Bluetooth Low Energy solutions.
Since its merger with Spansion in March 2015, Cypress has introduced more than 180 new devices in its PSoC 4 family and more than 150 new devices in the FM4 and FM0+ Flexible Microcontroller families originally developed by Spansion. Here at the Embedded World 2016 exhibition, Cypress has continued this expansion with the launch of its PSoC 4 S-Series devices for Industrial Internet systems, wearable electronics, home appliances and other consumer applications. Additionally at Embedded World, Cypress is demonstrating a new version of its easy-to-use PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE) that now supports its FM families, starting with the FM0+ devices. PSoC Creator simplifies system design and accelerates time-to-market by enabling concurrent hardware and firmware design.
Recently announced products and technologies from Cypress that address a diverse range of IoT applications include:
•PSoC 4 L-Series, the world's most flexible one-chip ARM Cortex-M0 solution for smart home appliances and industrial internet applications
•Three series of FM4 products that provide fast, secure and reliable communication interfaces for factory automation and smart home appliance applications
•Two series of FM0+ products deliver ultra-low power consumption for portable IoT applications
•EZ-BLE™ PSoC, the industry's most integrated Bluetooth Low Energy module, and multiple other new, fully-certified modules that reduce time-to-market
•PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC™ BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solutions fully qualified for the Bluetooth 4.2 standard and its features that improve data rate, privacy and security for IoT applications
•A demonstration of a light-powered IoT beacon solution based on Cypress's energy harvesting PMIC and EZ-BLE PRoC module that eliminates the need to replace batteries, significantly reducing maintenance costs
•A Bluetooth Smart Mesh demonstration showing an implementation for smart home lighting applications.