Traxxas Selects Cypress's WirelessUSB-LP Radio Solution For World's Fastest Ready-To-Run Radio Controlled Car

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Traxxas Selects Cypress's WirelessUSB-LP Radio Solution For World's Fastest Ready-To-Run Radio Controlled Car
Cypress Semiconductor Corp today announced that Traxxas, one of the leading providers of ready-to-run (RTR) radio controlled hobby vehicles, has selected Cypress’s WirelessUSB-LP 2.4-GHz radio-on-a chip for their new XO-1 radio controlled supercar.
The XO-1 RTR car is capable of going from 0 to 100 MPH in just 4.9 seconds. It won the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Electric On-Road Car and the Best Innovation from RC Car Action Magazine. It employs the TQi, a 2.4-GHz high-output radio system with a two-channel transmitter, a five-channel receiver and an internal antenna. It also offers a dock for use with Apple iPhone and iPod touch that enables live telemetry data and easy control customization.

Cypress's WirelessUSB-LP offers an unparalleled feature set to enable superior wireless performance. It provides an integrated power amplifier (high transmit power of up to 4dBm) and support for external power amplifiers for a strong signal at long distances. It uses Cypress's Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology and RSSI based channel selection to offer superior co-location abilities and best-in-class interference immunity for noisy environments. WirelessUSB-LP has an SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) burst mode, dynamic data rate and auto transaction sequencer that enable a high frame rate and low latency. In addition, it supports printed trace wiggle antennas, allowing the TQi transmitter’s sleek, modern design to be undisturbed by a protruding antenna.

“We pride ourselves in bringing the best quality radio controlled hobby vehicles to the market”, said Braulio Parajon, Director of Marketing at Traxxas, “Long range, superior co-location with minimal chances of cross-talk, and low latency with uncompromising quality were ‘must-haves’ for the XO-1 supercar. Cypress provided a robust, flexible solution with the WirelessUSB-LP radio that not only met all of our stringent design specifications but also helped us accelerate our time to market”

“We’re excited to help bring the world’s fastest RTR supercar to market,” said Jayant Somani, Senior Director, Marketing for Cypress’ Data Communication Division, “This product is an outstanding showcase for the market leading features of Cypress WirelessUSB solutions built for the remote controlled toys and hobby vehicle markets.”

WirelessUSB–Complete portfolio of wireless solutions Cypress has a portfolio of market leading radio solutions for HID, consumer electronics, toys, automation and other markets. In addition to WirelessUSB-LP, Cypress also offers WirelessUSB-LP and WirelessUSB-NL low cost radio-on-chips for indoor toys which require a lower range. Moreover all Cypress radios are compatible with the enCoRe II, enCoRe III and enCoRe V low power microcontrollers, featuring a small 8-bit RISC core with flash memory and a variety of inbuilt, configurable digital and analog peripheral functions. The enCoRe series of microcontrollers are ideal for low power applications like remote controlled toys. Cypress also provides PRoC-LP integrated system-on-chips which are ideally suited for use on remote controllers for toys and help customers reduce their design effort and time to market.

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