Cypress Semiconductor announced at Electronica 2014 two integrated, single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solutions for low-power, sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) systems: the PSoC 4 and PRoC.
According to Cypress, the PSoC 4 BLE 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 (programmable radio-on-chip) is “intended for wireless Human Interface Devices (HIDs), remote controls, and applications that require wireless connectivity.”
Cypress also announced BLE development kits and reference designs.
- CY8CKIT-042-BLE Development Kit: The kit includes a USB BLE dongle that “pairs with the CySmart master emulation tool, converting a designer’s Windows PC into a Bluetooth LE debug environment.”
- CY5672 PRoC BLE Remote Control Reference Design Kit: The remote control has a trackpad to detect two- and one-finger gestures and includes a built-in microphone.
- CY5682 PRoC BLE Touch Mouse Reference Design Kit: The touch mouse reference design includes buttons that map to common user interface shortcuts for Windows 8.
According to Cypress, the PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC BLE solutions are currently sampling in 68-ball CSP and 56-pin QFN packages. Production is expected in December 2014.
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