Two-chip Module Delivers Long Range, Ultra-low Power, Security and
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2018--
LoRa Alliance 10th ALL MEMBERS MEETING – Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY), a leader in embedded solutions and a
LoRa Alliance™ member, today announced it has collaborated with Semtech
Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) on a compact, two-chip LoRaWAN™-based module
deployed by Onethinx. 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.
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Pictured is a module by Onethinx for smart city applications featuring Cypress' PSoC 6 BLE microcontroller and Semtech's LoRaWAN technology. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Security is a primary concern for many smart city applications. The
Onethinx module utilizes the integrated Secure Element functionality in
the PSoC 6 MCU to give each LoRaWAN-based device a secret identity to
securely boot, on-board, and deliver data to the cloud application.
Using its mutual authentication capabilities, the PSoC 6 MCU-based,
LoRa-equipped device can also receive authenticated over-the-air
firmware updates. Key provisioning and management services are provided
by IoT security provider and member of the Bosch group, ESCRYPT, for a
complete end-to-end, secure LoRaWAN solution. The module, offered by
Cypress partner Onethinx, connects to Bosch Sensortec’s Cross Domain
Development Kit (XDK) for Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors
and to the provisioning system from ESCRYPT to securely connect.
“With its long range and low power capabilities in a compact footprint,
Semtech’s LoRa Technology is ideal for vertical applications,” said
Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products
Group. “Combining LoRa Technology with Cypress’ PSoC 6 MCU in a
purpose-built IoT module will accelerate the delivery of leading-edge
IoT solutions for smarter cities and a smarter planet.”
“Devices for LoRaWAN networks need to be secure to protect the data they
generate and process,” said Jack Ogawa, senior director of marketing for
the MCU business unit at Cypress. “We’re excited to work with LoRaWAN
ecosystem members to offer developers the unique combination of secure
PSoC 6 MCUs and Semtech’s new lower power, longer range LoRa Technology
to address smart city applications.”
The new solution will be showcased at the LoRa Alliance 10th
Annual All Members Meeting from June 6-7 in Vancouver, Canada.
About PSoC 6
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. The PSoC 6 MCU architecture features the
latest generation of Cypress’ industry-leading CapSense®
capacitive-sensing technology, enabling modern touch and gesture-based
interfaces that are robust and reliable. The architecture is supported
by Cypress’ PSoC Creator™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE) and the
expansive Arm ecosystem. Designers can find more information on the PSoC
6 MCU architecture at http://www.cypress.com/PSoC6.
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Semtech Corporation is a leading 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. The Company is dedicated to reducing the
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PSoC Creator is a trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other
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