Cypress’ wireless tech connects Samsung's secure IoT platform

6th April 2017
Barney Scott

Samsung has selected Cypress' WiFi connectivity solution for the Samsung ARTIK IoT platform. The low-power CYW43907 802.11n Wi-Fi SoC is now in production in Samsung’s ARTIK 050 module providing secure IoT connections in smart home appliances and industrial electronics devices. The SoC solution delivers robust WiFi connectivity and applications processing to the ARTIK 050, and the SoC’s unique architecture helps enable the module’s best-in-class power management that maximises battery life.

“Designers looking to integrate Internet connectivity to their products want strong, stable WiFi, and that is why we selected the Cypress CYW43907 SoC to be the centerpiece of our ARTIK IoT platform,” said James Stansberry, Senior Vice President of IoT Business Team at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC). “The SoC’s dual-band 802.11n connectivity and processing capabilities provide our ARTIK 050 modules with excellent performance and power consumption, which helps us enable a strong end-user experience for our customers’ products.”

“Cypress has built a leadership position in IoT connectivity by partnering with our top-tier customers and suppliers to quickly turn winning ideas into the connected products the market is looking for,” said Michael Hogan, Vice President of the IoT Business Unit at Cypress. “Samsung’s ARTIK IoT platform brings drop-in, secure Cloud applications to a wide array of smart home appliances and industrial electronics applications, making it an excellent showcase for our robust WiFi solutions.”

Samsung ARTIK is an end-to-end, integrated IoT Platform that transforms the process of developing, launching and managing connected products. The ARTIK 050 module is specifically built to provide secure IoT connectivity for products across vertical markets, including smart home, smart lighting, smart building, manufacturing, and health and wellness. The Cypress CYW43907 SoC integrates dual-band IEEE 802.11b/g/n WiFi with a 320-MHz ARM Cortex-R4 RISC processor and 2 MB of SRAM to run applications and manage IoT protocols. The SoC’s power management unit simplifies power topologies and optimizing energy consumption.

The CYW43907 solution is supported on Cypress' Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Software Development Kit (SDK), which provides code examples, tools and development support.

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