2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2012 3:02 PM by DaKn_263916



          What can you say how alive is CYRF7936 product?   
          There are just few topics covering CYFI so I have feeling that people doest use it to much. I am planning to do some home automation project and wandering what to use CYRF or CY8CPLC. But also for so CY8CPLC I don’t see that is used that much too.   
          What can you suggest, how alive ere those products?   

      Thanks in advance.



        • 1. Re: CYRF vs CY8CPLC

          This is a user-forum and I question if this is the right place to give you an answere you may rely on. Since the CYRF7936 looks quite normal, is not very complicated settled in a family of a dozend related chips from which none is obsolete right now I do not see any reasons against the CYRF7936.I (personally) would go for a chip supporting LPStar, since this contains an MCU that supports the Star-protocol which may help you to organize several transmitters in a network.





          • 2. Re: CYRF vs CY8CPLC

            There are several ways to confirm current vendor support for a product -




            1) Contact your local Manufacturers Rep and they will call marketing person


            responsible for product line. Put together a list of questions, like -


                 - How long has product been manufactured, tells you what cycle the


                   chip is in of its expected life.


                 - Where is chip manufactured, off shore, fab name.......


                 - Anticipated life of product.


                 - Ask how successful is the product, eg. how many designs, any major


                   recognizable end manufacturer names consuming it......


                 - Is chip easily substituted for another chip in production. This is tenuous


                   of course since you are dealing with RF design, but ask anyways.




            2) File a support case at www.cypress.com and ask that question.




            3) You call factory direct, and ask for wireless marketing.




            All the above are good ideas for you to execute -




            a) You make Cypress aware of your planned design, estimated product usage,


            timing, etc..




            b) You have individual contacts you can call upon for the business side, always a plus.




            Regards, Dana.