The WICED platform supports the most popular cloud services and eliminates the need for developers to implement the various protocols to connect to them, reducing development time and costs. Developers can access the WICED Studio 4 platform, ecosystem and community here.
“Many IoT applications are trending toward combo solutions that enable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and alternative connectivity protocols, and every IoT developer is looking for a simple migration path to connectivity upgrades,” says Mike Hogan, Vice President of the IoT Business Unit at Cypress. “Our new WICED Studio 4 development platform provides a single tool for designs with multiple wireless protocols, streamlining the design process and allowing our customers to get their innovative connected products to market faster.”
The Cypress WICED Studio 4 development platform features an integrated and interoperable wireless software development kit (SDK), which includes the market’s most broadly deployed and rigorously tested Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol stacks, and it offers simplified application programming interfaces that free developers from needing to learn about complex wireless technologies.
In line with the IoT trend toward dual-mode connectivity, the kit supports both Cypress’s CYW 43438 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combination solution and its low-power CYW 20719 Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) combination solution, which is now sampling to lead customers. The SDK features a single installer package for multiple wireless technologies with an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that runs on multiple operating systems, including Windows, MacOS and Linux.
The WICED Studio 4 SDK enables cloud connectivity in minutes with its robust libraries that uniquely integrate popular cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix, Alibaba Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, along with services from private cloud partners. The SDK provides support for Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform to Apple licensees, and it will soon add support for China’s key Weibo social media platform.
Cypress’s WICED Studio 4 connectivity suite is microcontroller (MCU)-agnostic and provides ready support for a variety of third-party MCUs to address the needs of complex IoT applications. The platform also enables cost efficient solutions for simple applications by integrating MCU functionality into the connectivity device. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol stacks can run transparently on a host MCU or in embedded mode, allowing for flexible platform architectures with common firmware.
Cypress demonstrated the WICED Studio 4 SDK, along with its full portfolio of IoT solutions for connected cars, the industrial IoT, smart home appliances, wearables and a wide range of applications, at the Electronica 2016 show Munich, Germany. The portfolio enables developers to combine Cypress’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee IoT connectivity solutions with its MCU, PSoC programmable system-on-chip and CapSense capacitive-sensing solutions, analog Power Management ICs (PMICs), USB-based connectivity solutions and high-performance memories to get products to market quickly.