Cypress enhances IoT security, privacy, data rates

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) said its easy-to-use, single-mode PSoC® 4 BLE Programmable System-on-Chip and PRoCâ„¢ BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solutions are the world´s first to achieve full-featured Bluetooth 4.2 qualification, which includes three key benefits for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The benefits include:

Data-Length Extension — A maximum data rate of 800 Kbps, 2.5 times faster than Bluetooth 4.1

LE Privacy — Upgraded privacy that allows a user to designate trusted transmission sources and prevent tracking

LE Secure Connections — Enhanced user security during connection setup to avoid eavesdropping attacks.

These features enable Cypress´s Bluetooth Low Energy solutions to address a broader range of applications for the IoT. More information on the Cypress Bluetooth Low Energy portfolio is available at

Cypress delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today´s most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices.