Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) recently announced the CyFi Low-Power RF 2.4-GHz solution for the embedded market. The CyFi Low-Power RF solution offers reliable connectivity, power-efficiency and superior range, and is supported by the flexible and easy-to-use PSoC programmable system-on-chip. The solution is optimized for low-power wireless sensor networks and human-to-machine interfaces in a broad range of applications, including home and building automation, remote controls, health and fitness equipment, and industrial monitoring. The CYRF7936 CyFi transceiver is now available in a 40-pin QFN package.
CyFi Low-Power RF enables designers to quickly and simply implement wireless systems without compromising reliable performance, or low-power consumption. The solution consists of the CyFi protocol stack in PSoC Designer embedded design software, the selected PSoC device, and the CYRF7936 CyFi transceiver.
The solution’s interference immunity is a result of its Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) modulation and the agility to move to 80 channels in the 2.4-GHz band. It intelligently manages DSSS, data-rate and agility to minimize retransmissions, maximizing time in sleep mode for increased power efficiency. CyFi transceivers are powered by PSoC devices, which can replace multiple discrete components, integrate numerous functions and can be reprogrammed at any stage of development. The CyFi protocol stack offers a pre-configured, customizable PSoC firmware module that can be dropped into the PSoC Designer 5.0 integrated development environment (IDE) with no complex coding.
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