Cypress Semiconductor and Semtech Corporation have announced their collaboration on a new, two-chip module combining a microcontroller with a long-range low-power LoRaWAN radio, to first appear in the Onethinx Core.
“With its long range and low power capabilities in a compact footprint, Semtech’s LoRa Technology is ideal for vertical applications,” claims Vivek Mohan, director of Internet of Things (IoT) projects 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,” adds 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.”
Featuring a dual-core ARM Cortex-M processor, Bluetooth 5.0 and LoRa connectivity, the two-chip solution will first appear in the Onethinx Core module. Pricing and a formal release date have not yet been confirmed, with Onethinx currently accepting sample requests.