Cypress Low-Power Bluetooth MCUs

February 28, 2019 //By Wisse Hettinga
Cypress Low-Power Bluetooth MCUs
Deliver Mesh Networking with Smartphone Connectivity

Cypress Semiconductor announced it is sampling two low-power, dual-mode Bluetooth® 5.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) microcontrollers (MCUs) that include support for Bluetooth mesh networking for the Internet of Things (IoT). The new CYW20819 and CYW20820 MCUs each provide simultaneous Bluetooth 5.0 audio and BLE connections, delivering low-power wireless solutions that enable music and voice commands for battery-powered fitness bands, health monitoring devices, and voice remotes. Designers can also use the solutions to develop low-cost, low-power Bluetooth mesh network devices that can communicate with each other—and with smartphones, tablets and voice-controlled home assistants—via simple, ubiquitous, and hub-free Bluetooth connectivity.

Previously, users needed to be in the immediate vicinity of a Bluetooth device to control it without an added hub. Using Bluetooth mesh networking technology, combined with the high-performance integrated PA in the CYW20820, the devices within a network can communicate with each other to easily provide coverage throughout even the largest homes, allowing users to conveniently control all of the devices via apps on their smartphones, tablets, and smart-speakers.

The CYW20819 and CYW20820 MCUs are supported by Cypress’ ModusToolbox™ development tools, which provide sample code and applications for Bluetooth mesh and sensor kits. Cypress also offers the CYW20719, CYW20706, and CYW20735 BLE solutions and the CYW43438 and CYW43570 Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth combo solutions, delivering fully compliant Bluetooth mesh for devices and Wi-Fi connected smart homes. More information on Cypress’ Bluetooth mesh solutions is available at www.cypress.com/ble-mesh

More information at: www.cypress.com/wireless.


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