Pioneer Selects Cypress’ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Solution for In-vehicle In-dash Receiver with Smartphone Mirroring

July 20 2018, 01:10
Cypress Semiconductor announced that Pioneer Corporation has integrated Cypress’ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo solution into its flagship in-dash navigation AV receiver. The solution enables passengers to display and use their smartphone’s apps on the receiver’s screen via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which provide the ability to use smartphone voice recognition to search for information or respond to text messages. The Cypress Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo solution uses Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) technology so that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can operate concurrently without degradation caused by switching back and forth between bands.

“People want to be able to access their favorite smartphone apps and features everywhere they go, and our new flagship in-dash navigation AV receiver brings that user experience to their cars via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto,” says Takashi Miyake, General Manager of Consumer Car Electronics Business Planning Division at Pioneer. “Robust wireless connectivity is a critical part of that experience, and Cypress’ wireless combo solution with its unique RSDB technology offers the dedicated bandwidth required to deliver the performance customers expect.”

“Switching between bands for smartphone mirroring just doesn’t deliver the user experience people want, but our wireless solution with dual-Wi-Fi subsystems delivers double the bandwidth to bring an optimal mirroring experience to Pioneer’s receiver,” says Sudhir Gopalswamy, executive vice president of the Microcontrollers and Connectivity Division at Cypress. “This solution is helping Cypress to capture the growing chip content in cars, and we’re seeing demand for similar forward-looking infotainment features for the connected living room.”

The Pioneer AVH-W8400NEX receiver uses Cypress’ CYW89359 combo solution, which includes an advanced coexistence engine that enables optimal performance for dual-band 2.4- and 5-GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) simultaneously for superior multimedia experiences. The CYW89359’s RSDB architecture enables two unique data streams to run at full throughput simultaneously by integrating two complete Wi-Fi subsystems into a single chip. The CYW89359 is fully automotive qualified with AECQ-100 grade-3 validation and is being designed in by numerous top-tier car OEMs and automotive suppliers as a full in-vehicle connectivity solution, supporting infotainment and telematics applications such as smartphone screen-mirroring, content streaming and Bluetooth voice connectivity in car kits. More information on Cypress’ RSDB and 802.11ac combo solutions is available at
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