2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2012 3:02 PM by user_14586677

    CYRF vs CY8CPLC

    user_6030472

      Hi,

         
          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.

         

      Marijan

        • 1. Re: CYRF vs CY8CPLC
          user_1377889

          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the CYRF7936 looks quite normal, is not very complicated settled in a family of a dozend related chips from which none is obsolete right now I do not see any reasons against the CYRF7936.I (personally) would go for a chip supporting LPStar, since this contains an MCU that supports the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.

             

           

             

          Bob

          • 2. Re: CYRF vs CY8CPLC
            user_14586677

            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.