Two-chip module delivers long range, ultra-low power, security and BLE connectivity

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY), a provider of embedded solutions and a LoRa Allianceâ„¢ member, has announced it has collaborated with Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) on a compact, two-chip LoRaWANâ„¢-based module deployed by Onethinx, the company said.

The highly integrated Onethinx module is ideal for smart city applications that integrate multiple sensors and are in harsh radio environments. Using Cypress´ PSoC® 6 microcontroller´s (MCU) hardware-based Secure Element functionality and Semtech´s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology), the solution enables a multi-layer security architecture that isolates trust anchors for highly protected device-to-cloud connectivity.

In addition, the PSoC 6 MCU´s integrated Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) connectivity provides a simple, low-power, out-of-band control channel. The PSoC 6 device is the industry´s lowest power, most flexible Arm® Cortex®-M dual-core MCU with a power slope as low as 22-μA/MHz active power for the Cortex-M4 core. The device is a natural fit with Semtech´s latest LoRa radio chip family, which offers 50% power savings in receive mode and 20% longer range over previous-generation devices.

PSoC 6 is the industry´s lowest power, most flexible MCU with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy wireless connectivity and integrated hardware-based security in a single device. Software-defined peripherals can be used to create custom analog front-ends (AFEs) or digital interfaces for innovative system components such as electronic-ink displays. The architecture offers flexible wireless connectivity options, including fully integrated BLE 5.0.

Cypress is the provider of advanced embedded solutions for the world´s most innovative automotive, industrial, smart home appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. Cypress´ microcontrollers, analog ICs, wireless and USB-based connectivity solutions and reliable, high-performance memories help engineers design differentiated products and get them to market first. To learn more, go to www.cypress.com.

Semtech Corporation is a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.