New infotainment experience bought to connected cars

18th January 2018
Lanna Cooper


The production availability of a combo solution that delivers robust 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity to vehicles has been announced by Cypress Semiconductor. It enables multiple users to connect and stream unique content to their devices simultaneously.

According to the company, the new Cypress CYW89359 combo solution is the industry’s first to implement Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) technology, which enables two unique data streams to run at full throughput simultaneously, by integrating two complete WiFi subsystems into a single chip.

The solution’s advanced 2.4GHz WiFi and Bluetooth coexistence engine delivers optimal performance for 2.4 and 5GHz 802.11ac WiFi and dual-mode Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) simultaneously.

The RSDB architecture of the CYW89359 combo solution allows applications such as Apple CarPlay and a WiFi Hotspot to operate concurrently without the performance degradation caused by real time switching between Radio Frequency (RF) bands, which is required by today’s devices.

The CYW89359 is fully automotive qualified with AECQ-100 grade-3 validation and is being designed in by numerous top-tier car OEMs and automotive suppliers as a full in-vehicle connectivity solution, supporting infotainment and telematics applications such as smartphone screen-mirroring, content streaming and Bluetooth voice connectivity in car kits.

“People now expect to enjoy the same connectivity, rich multimedia content and user experience in a vehicle that they get at home,” said Brian Bedrosian, Vice President of Marketing for the IoT Business Unit at Cypress.

“Cypress’ new CYW89359 combo solution has made the vision of all the passengers in a car connecting at once and each streaming their own high fidelity video and audio content a reality. Not only is this the highest performance WiFi device in our IoT portfolio, but the solution meets our automotive customers’ rigorous requirements for reliability and safety for in-vehicle applications.”

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