Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip slashes power consumption

September 25, 2017 //By Julien Happich
Cypress Semiconductor's novel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth CYW43012 combo chip leverages 28nm process technology to cut power consumption up to 70 percent in receive mode and up to 80 percent in sleep mode when compared to current solutions.

The CYW43012 is IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n-compliant and 802.11ac-Friendly, meaning it is interoperable with 802.11ac access points using standard modes. This enables it to offer higher throughput and better energy efficiency, along with the enhanced security and coverage of 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks. 

The chip’s advanced coexistence engine enables optimal combined performance for dual-band 2.4- and 5-GHz Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 applications simultaneously. It is supported in Cypress’ all-inclusive, turnkey, WICED Studio IoT development platform.

Cypress Semiconductor -  www.cypress.com