Cypress Boosts Security, Privacy and Data Rates for IoT Applications with Bluetooth 4.2 Solutions

By CIOReview | Monday, December 21, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Cypress announces single-mode PSoC 4 BLE programmable System-on-Chip and PRoC BLE programmable Radio-on-Chip solutions for achieving full featured Bluetooth 4.2 qualification in wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Adding Bluetooth 4.2 to PSoC 4 BLE and PRoC BLE delivers three key benefits that include: data length extension that allows maximum data rate of 800 kbps which is 2.5 times faster than previous version Bluetooth 4.1; LE privacy that provides upgraded privacy for users to designate trusted transmission sources and prevent tracking; and LE secure connection that offers enhanced user security during connection setup to avoid various attacks.

PRoC BLE is a low-power Bluetooth Smart microcontroller with Cypress's CapSense capacitive touch-sensing functionality, while PSoC 4 BLE offers expanded design flexibility by adding intelligent analog and programmable digital blocks that enable simplified integration with sensors and actuators.

Both solutions integrate a Bluetooth Smart radio, a high-performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core with ultra-low-power modes, 256KB flash memory, 32KB of SRAM, direct memory access (DMA) capability, 36 GPIOs, and customizable serial communication blocks, timers and counters.

Cypress simplifies the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stack and profile configuration into a GUI-based BLE Component that can be dragged and dropped into designs using Cypress's PSoC Creator integrated design environment (IDE) which enables complete system design in a single tool, accelerating time-to-market. The fully featured Bluetooth Low Energy solutions enable developers with fast, efficient and secure connections to the trillions of deployed sensors in IoT applications.