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Control Communications

Neuron(R) Chips are sophisticated, very large-scale integration (VLSI) devices that make it possible to implement low-cost control networking applications. They provide all the key functions necessary to intelligently process inputs from sensors and control actuator devices, and propagate control information across a variety of networking media such as twisted-pair cables, power lines, and fiber optics. Neuron Chips provide support for all layers of the LonTalk(R) control networking protocol, an open industry standard approved by the American National Standards Institute as ANSI/EIA 709.1-A-1999.

Control networks using Neuron Chips are used in a wide variety of applications in building automation, industrial control, transportation systems, and so on. These applications include:

  • Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Lighting control
  • Access control
  • Fire and security monitoring
  • Machine control
  • Food industry applications
  • Electrical metering and utility automation
  • Home automation, domestic appliances
  • Scientific and medical instrumentation
  • Semiconductor processing
  • Fuel monitoring and distribution
  • Aircraft flight control
  • Train braking and signage
  • Entertainment applications

Cypress offers a line of high-performance, low-cost communications and control processors that are compatible with legacy designs and provide double the maximum clock rate of earlier products and expanded internal memory configuration options.