A WICED traffic cop for multiple wireless protocols
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. went right to work on expanding their IoT offerings after closing its acquisition of the wireless IoT assets of Broadcom this past summer. The new Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Studio 4 platform stood out amongst a crowded stand of demos and multi-national visitors as a concrete reminder that engineers design in a multi-radio world where combo solutions for IoT applications are rapidly becoming the norm. The WICED SDK features one installer package for multiple wireless protocols in one IDE. This allows for designs with multiple wireless protocols to optimizing input and connectivity based upon type of edge node and gateway connectivity. A sort of “traffic cop,” says Brian Bedrosian, Cypress’ Senior Director of Consumer IoT and key architect of Broadcomm’s wireless offerings.
The connectivity suite does not exclude support for competitive microcontrollers or real-time operating systems (RTOS), either “No one supplier has clear leadership in MCUs, ” says Bedrosian so support is provided for a vareity of third-party MCUS for various IoT applications.
Find more details Cypress’ WICED platform on Microcontroller Tips here.
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