Low-Power RF Solution’s Optimized Hardware and Protocol Deliver Best-in-Class Interference Immunity and Range to All-in-One Module
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 13, 2012 — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that ITON Technology, Ltd., a leading PC peripheral and component manufacturer in China, has selected Cypress’s 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB™-NL radio-on-a-chip for its complete module for wireless mice. The module includes firmware, providing customers with a turnkey solution to create their own end-products. The low power consumption of the WirelessUSB-NL solution helps the module enable mice to operate for up to three years on two AA batteries. WirelessUSB-NL also delivers a long operating range of up to 20 meters. The ITON module also integrates a sensor and Cypress’s enCoRe™ V low-voltage companion microcontroller to provide a complete solution for wireless mice, and it employs an enCoRe II microcontroller for the USB dongle.
The WirelessUSB-NL device features very low active and standby current (less than 1 uA), and it has a closed-loop radio architecture that minimizes signal frequency drift for very robust radio performance. The solution leverages -87 dBm receive sensitivity to enable longer range operation. With the robust interference immunity of Cypress’s WirelessUSB technology, the WirelessUSB-NL device delivers best-in-class performance in the presence of interference from WiFi, Bluetooth, cordless phones, microwaves, and other common sources operating in the 2.4-GHz range.
“Cypress’s WirelessUSB-NL solution provides low power consumption along with superior immunity to RF interference, delivering excellent overall performance to our module,” said Wang Kang, Director for 2.4-Ghz Wireless Market at ITON. “Cypress’s technical support team worked with us to speed development and cut our time to market.”
“ITON’s module offers a complete solution for wireless mice leveraging the combination of our WirelessUSB-NL and enCoRe products,” said Jayant Somani, senior director of worldwide marketing for Cypress’s Data Communication Division. “The design demonstrates the industry-leading battery life, noise immunity, and extended range of Cypress’s portfolio for Human Input Devices.”
WirelessUSB-NL is complemented by Cypress’s enCoRe™ II and enCoRe V low-voltage, highly integrated microcontrollers, offering manufacturers a single source of supply and support. WirelessUSB-NL also supports Cypress’s AgileHID™ protocol that allows existing WirelessUSB customers to get started quickly on their designs without any additional effort. More information on the WirelessUSB-NL product is available at www.cypress.com/go/wirelessusbnl.
WirelessUSB delivers the best combination of performance and cost versus competing wireless technologies. Featuring a highly integrated radio transceiver plus digital baseband on a single chip, WirelessUSB enables designers to significantly decrease development time, component count and system cost while improving operating range, power-consumption and latency. Please visit www.cypress.com/go/wireless for more details on the WirelessUSB portfolio.
About ITON Technology
ITON Technology Ltd. engages in R&D, production and sales of Human Input products, with manufacturing located in Fenggang, Dongguan, Guangdong; the expertise of its R&D team ensures that its products can adapt to diversified electronic product markets. Its R&D team has intimate knowledge of up-to-date technology in the industry, ensuring that products can meet the demands of the market. For more information, visit www.sziton.com.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch® solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs, and tablets. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.
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