Acquired Electronics360

Analog/Mixed Signal

Cypress Devices Certified for Bluetooth Mesh

29 January 2018

The Cypress CYW20719 MCU. Source: Cypress Semiconductor The Cypress CYW20719 MCU. Source: Cypress Semiconductor Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been certified in what it claims is the first single-chip Bluetooth mesh offering by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).

Cypress’ technology allows for a low-cost, low-power mesh network of devices that can communicate with each other via a simple, secure Bluetooth connection, including devices such as smartphones, tablets and voice-controlled home assistants.

Within a Bluetooth mesh network, devices within the network communicate with each other to provide coverage throughout homes. Previously, a device had to be in the vicinity of another Bluetooth device to control it without an added hub.

Recently, Ledvance introduced a series of light emitting diode (LED) lighting products that were the first Bluetooth mesh devices for lighting. These devices utilize Cypress technology. ABI Research forecasts that more than 57 million Bluetooth smart light bulbs will be in use by 2021.

Cypress’ CYW20719, CYW20706 and CYW20735 Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) combo device and CYW43569 and CYW43570 Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth combo products are compliant with Bluetooth mesh.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


Powered by CR4, the Engineering Community

Discussion – 0 comments

By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and Terms of Use.
Engineering Newsletter Signup
Get the Engineering360
Stay up to date on:
Features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Advertisement
Weekly Newsletter
Get news, research, and analysis
on the Electronics industry in your
inbox every week - for FREE
Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter
Advertisement

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Date Event Location
26-28 Feb 2018 Nashville, TN
04-08 Mar 2018 San Antonio, Texas
09-10 Apr 2018 Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
23-27 Apr 2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 May 2018 Pier 94
Find Free Electronics Datasheets
Advertisement