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Cypress’s CYRF6936 2.4-GHz Wireless Solution Unleashes Savant’s Innovative Remote Controls From Line-Of-Sight Dependency


Stylish ROSIE Remote Control Family Leverages Cypress’s Wireless, PSoC® and enCoRe™ Technologies to Enable Sleek Designs, Robust RF Connectivity and 6X the Range of IR

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that Savant Systems, LLC has selected Cypress’s CYRF6936 proprietary 2.4-GHz wireless solution for its ROSIE RF remote controls. The ROSIE remotes use the robust Cypress wireless technology to overcome limitations of infrared, including line of sight requirements and range of less than 10 meters. The CYRF6936 wireless device operates flawlessly anywhere within a 50-meter range, regardless of sight lines, allowing end users to move around the house freely. The ROSIE remotes also use Cypress PSoC® mixed-signal arrays, and the accompanying wireless receivers use enCoRe™ II microcontrollers.

ROSIE remotes feature “Hot Launch” and other programmable buttons that provide easy navigation and browsing in tandem with Savant’s On-Screen Display. Cypress’s ultra-low power wireless technology enhances both convenience and environmental concerns by prolonging battery life. In addition, the industry-leading interference immunity of Cypress’s AgileHID™ protocol allows the remotes to operate uninterrupted in the home environment, where the 2.4-GHz spectrum is crowded with signals from Wi-Fi, microwaves, cordless phones and other devices.

“Cypress’s Wireless, PSoC and enCoRe technologies have helped Savant redefine the remote control, delivering unmatched convenience and functionality to our customers,” said Victor Saverino, Director of Product Management for Savant. “Cypress technology enables reliable connectivity, wide range, long battery-life and unique ergonomics that end-users desire in a remote control.”

“The days of trying to point your boring, boxy IR remote at just the right spot on the TV are coming to a close, as innovative entertainment system makers like Savant reinvent the remote control,” said Leon Tan, product manager of Cypress’s Remote Control Solutions. “Cypress’s complete remote control solutions deliver the compact designs, stellar battery life and RF freedom required by this new generation of remotes.”

A PSoC chip controls the 2.4-GHz radio transceiver while measuring battery voltage in the stylish and compact circular remotes. The remotes’ wireless receivers are integrated within Savant’s controllers and control panel coffee tables, and use an enCoRe II chip to manage the interface between the radio and Savant’s host system. Both Cypress controller devices have programmable capabilities to integrate a broad range of functions, simplifying the design process and reducing component count.

Cypress, the Cypress logo and PSoC are registered trademarks, and enCoRe, AgileHID and KISSBind are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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