BICOM selects Cypress’s PSoC to wirelessly stream digital audio

Cypress Semiconductor announced that BICOM, DSP solutions
providers for telecommunications and consumer electronics products, has chosen
Cypress PSoC programmable system-on-chip for its playGo USB premium wireless
audio solution.

The integrated PSoC in playGo device will wirelessly stream
the digital audio from any computer to any stereo, speaker or entertainment
system. It will be ideal for streaming from music applications like iTunes,
Rhapsody, Pandora, Netflix and more.

The playGo will let users skip the setup of competitive systems as there is no software to
install. It will stream in real time and can be used in as many as four rooms

Ekin Binal, president of BICOM said, “BICOM’s focus in
creating playGo was high-fidelity audio and ease-of-use for the consumer, the
flexibility and integration of PSoC with its CapSense functionality, allowed us
to deliver a great product in a convenient and attractive form factor.”

PSoC will be utilized in both the transmitter and receiver
parts of playGo system. The PSoC in the transmitter controls an RGB LED, a
wireless RF module, and a sample rate converter. The PSoC in the receiver
operates the same controls, as well as an infrared receiver and six CapSense
buttons for playback controls.

PSoC’s architecture of programmable analog and digital
resources integrated with a microcontroller delivers benefits to system
designers, including time-to-market, the ability to react to change, reduced
components due to integration, power savings, inventory reduction, and supplier
consolidation, which are important factors in PSoC’s growth story.

Gahan Richardson, vice president of Cypress’s PSoC Business
Unit said, “It’s exciting to see PSoC in this type of technology, the ability
to integrate multiple functions and features in a single chip is only one of
many benefits of the PSoC approach. PSoC also speeds time-to-market, and lets
engineers make critical changes at any time in the product life cycle.”

By Team

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