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e.solutions GmbH integrates Cypress Semiconductor’s wireless connectivity solution into its design for new in-vehicle communication units

e.solutions GmbH, a joint venture of Audi and Elektrobit, has integrated Cypress Semiconductor’s wireless connectivity solution into its design for new in-vehicle communication units, including in the 2018 Audi A8.

Drivers and passengers have the ability to connect up to eight devices at once to the Alpine communication unit’s Wi-Fi hotspot leveraging Cypress’ 802.11ac and Bluetooth combo solution. As the software stack and design and development supplier of the communication unit, e.solutions selected Cypress’ solution to achieve maximum performance.

The solution is the industry’s first to implement Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) technology which enables two unique data streams to run at full throughput simultaneously by integrating two complete Wi-Fi subsystems into a single chip.

The e.solutions communication unit design 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.

Its RSDB architecture enables applications such as Apple CarPlay and a Wi-Fi hotspot to operate concurrently without degradation caused by switching back and forth between bands. More information on Cypress’ RSDB and 802.11ac combo solutions is available at www.cypress.com/802.11ac.

Cypress is demonstrating its next-generation automotive wireless connectivity solution, along with its complete embedded systems solution portfolio, at the Embedded World trade show in hall 4A, stand 148 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center from February 27 to March 1.

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