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First 2,4 GHz radio-on-a-chip with programmable mixed signal array
15 June 2005, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced a 2,4 GHz radio-on-a-chip with a programmable mixed signal array - claimed to be the world's first.

The 'programmable radio-on-a-chip' (PRoC) includes two of the company's most noteworthy technologies - wirelessUSB and programmable system-on-chip (PSoC) - in one integrated device - delivering the benefits of both into a variety of applications. Some of these include consumer electronics, home and industrial automation, human interface device (HID), transportation, security and medical systems.

wirelessUSB has seen dramatic growth, particularly in HID applications, due to its ease of use, low cost, and outstanding interference immunity. Systems with wirelessUSB also require a mixed-signal array or microcontroller for control functions and protocol implementations.

PSoC devices are configurable mixed signal arrays that integrate a fast 8-bit microcontroller with many peripheral functions typically found in an embedded design. PSoC devices provide the advantages of an ASIC without the ASIC NRE or turn-around time.

Cypress offers a broad line of USB microcontrollers and an extensive portfolio of PSoC mixed signal arrays. The new PRoC device is the first in a broad portfolio of devices that combine wirelessUSB technology with Cypress controller solutions.

PRoC offers access to a general-purpose mixed-signal array with four programmable analog and four programmable digital blocks, 8 KB of Flash program memory storage, 512 bytes of SRAM data storage, and a powerful direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) 2,4 GHz radio system - all integrated in a compact, 48-pin QFN package. It is designed to implement highly-integrated, space-saving, low-cost, wireless systems operating in the worldwide 2,4 GHz ISM band.


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