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Wireless clocks support 4G/LTE and Ethernet applications

Wireless clocks support 4G/LTE and Ethernet applications
Provider of silicon, software and solutions, Silicon Labs, has introduced a new family of high-performance, multi-channel jitter attenuating clocks for 4.5G and Ethernet-based Common Public Radio Interface (eCPRI) wireless applications. The new Si5381/82/86 clocks leverage Silicon Labs’ DSPLL technology to deliver an advanced timing solution that combines 4G/LTE and Ethernet clocking in a single IC.
6th October 2017

Industrial-strength MCUs tackle complex IoT applications

Industrial-strength MCUs tackle complex IoT applications
With the introduction of industrial-strength microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering higher performance, more features and lower power, Silicon Labs has expanded its energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko portfolio. The new EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCU family offers a wide feature set for the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building automation, wearables and personal medical applications.
31st July 2017

Multiband SoCs support full Bluetooth 5 connectivity

Multiband SoCs support full Bluetooth 5 connectivity
With the introduction of new multiband SoCs supporting full Bluetooth 5 connectivity and more memory options, Silicon Labs has expanded its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio. Silicon Labs’ new EFR32xG13 SoCs offer developers greater flexibility and more capabilities for applications using a single wireless protocol or requiring more memory for multiprotocol solutions, larger customer applications or for storage of over-the-air (OTA) images.
16th June 2017


Reference designs accelerate development of IoT devices

Reference designs accelerate development of IoT devices
  Silicon Labs has launched two wireless occupancy sensor and smart outlet reference designs for the home automation market, providing IoT connected device solutions that help make our homes safer, more convenient and energy efficient.
13th December 2016

Bluetooth SiP claims industry’s smallest form factor with antenna

Bluetooth SiP claims industry’s smallest form factor with antenna
The next generation of the Bluetooth Gecko module measures just 6.5 x 6.5mm, making it suitable for wearable devices. The BGM12x Blue Gecko, low energy, system in package (SiP) has been announced at electronica 2016 by Silicon Labs 
10th November 2016

Bluetooth SiP module offers smallest footprint for IoT end nodes

Bluetooth SiP module offers smallest footprint for IoT end nodes
The industry’s smallest Bluetooth low energy system-in-package (SiP) module with a built-in chip antenna, offering a complete, cost-effective connectivity solution with no compromises in performance has been introduced by Silicon Labs. Available in a tiny 6.5x6.5mm package, the BGM12x Blue Gecko SiP module enables developers to miniaturise IoT designs by minimising the PCB footprint including the antenna clearance area to 51mm2.
9th November 2016

Addressing IoT issues

Addressing IoT issues
Everyday we read about more and more ‘things’ that will be connected, and this connectivity is expected to improve our lives, increase our productivity and make us safer. However, as Lance Looper, Content Manager, Silicon Labs highlights, there are a number issues that first need to be addressed and understood.
4th November 2016

Thunderboard sense kit inspires universal connectivity

Silicon Labs has introduced a complete sensor-to-cloud development kit that provides all the hardware and software developers need to create battery-powered wireless sensor nodes for the IoT. Silicon Labs’ new feature-packed Thunderboard Sense “inspiration kit” includes six onboard sensors, a Wireless Gecko SoC for multiprotocol cloud connectivity, 8 MB of external flash for over-the-air updates and a built-in SEGGER J-Link to simplify programming and debugging.
31st October 2016

Solution for the IoT combines RTOS with Multiprotocol Silicon

Solution for the IoT combines RTOS with Multiprotocol Silicon
Silicon Labs announced the acquisition of Micrium, a leading supplier of RTOS software for the IoT. This strategic acquisition helps simplify IoT design for all developers by combining a leading, commercial-grade embedded RTOS with Silicon Labs’ IoT expertise and solutions. Micrium’s RTOS and software tools will continue to be available to all silicon partners worldwide, giving customers a wide range of options, even when using non-Silicon Labs hardware.
3rd October 2016

Software development update enables faster and easier tools

Software development update enables faster and easier tools
Silicon Labs has released a major update of its Simplicity Studio software development tools. The Simplicity Studio release represents a significant redesign of the software infrastructure, making the tools faster to download and easier to install and use. The new update also offers a more intuitive user interface improves the overall developer experience.
27th September 2016

Mesh networking module simplifies thread and ZigBee connectivity

Mesh networking module simplifies thread and ZigBee connectivity
Silicon Labs has introduced a family of Wireless Gecko modules focused on mesh networking applications with support for best-in-class ZigBee and Thread software. Silicon Labs’ MGM111 module is the first in this comprehensive family of multiprotocol modules based on the Mighty Gecko System-On-Chip (SoC) device.
27th September 2016

Sensor-to-cloud developer kit accelerates IoT design

Sensor-to-cloud developer kit accelerates IoT design
Helping businesses make data-driven decisions, Silicon Labs has introduced a cost-effective prototyping vehicle that makes it easy to connect wireless sensor nodes to mobile devices and the cloud. The Thunderboard React developer kit features a battery-powered, sensor-rich demonstration board with BLE technology and a powerful ARM Cortex-M4 processor for IoT connectivity, along with open-source design files and software for mobile apps running on Android and iOS devices.
25th July 2016

Build next generation Pinewood Derby car

The React Car Kit bundles a Pinewood Derby car with your Thunderboard React board. The Thunderboard React can be mounted on the derby car, and with the free mobile app you can measure the speed and movements of the car. The iOS / Android mobile app seamlessly communicates between the Thunderboard and the cloud database to visualise sensor data collected or control the LED states on the Thunderboard React hardware.
22nd July 2016

Reference design module for M2M and IoT Market

A comprehensive SIGFOX reference design module that makes it easy to develop sensor-to-cloud applications for SIGFOX networks has been announced by éolane. As a SIGFOX partner and SIGFOX Ready solution provider, éolane is extending its range of sensor and actuator development platforms for SIGFOX networks.
6th July 2016

The industry's first multiband SoCs for the IoT

The industry's first multiband SoCs for the IoT
Expanding its Wireless Gecko portfolio, Silicon Labs has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s first multiband, multiprotocol wireless SoC devices for the IoT market. The multiband Wireless Gecko SoCs enable developers to use the same multiprotocol device for operation in 2.4GHz and multiple sub-GHz bands, simplifying connected device designs, reducing cost and complexity and speeding time-to-market.
4th July 2016

Reducing the size and complexity of wireless designs

Reducing the size and complexity of wireless designs
  A fully integrated, pre-certified Bluetooth module has been introduced by Silicon Labs that gives developers a combination of small footprint, ease of use and low energy technology for short range wireless applications.
29th March 2016

Helping to reduce design time

Helping to reduce design time
A mixed signal low power flow from Cadence Design Systems has been employed by Silicon Labs to reduce overall design time, significantly speeding time to market. Silicon Labs adopted the flow for its new Blue Gecko family of wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices that provide ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
3rd March 2016

WiFi connectivity simplified with Plug-and-Play module solution

WiFi connectivity simplified with Plug-and-Play module solution
Silicon Labs has introduced a plug-and-play WiFi module solution for IoT applications where 'exceptional' RF performance, small footprint, easy application development and fast time to market are key requirements. Silicon Labs' fully integrated Wizard Gecko WGM110 module solution combines all of the necessary elements required for robust IoT Wi-Fi connectivity.
25th February 2016

Bluetooth smart connectivity advanced with energy-friendly SoC solution

Bluetooth smart connectivity advanced with energy-friendly SoC solution
Silicon Labs has introduced its Blue Gecko wireless SoC family offering flexible price/performance options and output power scaling up to +19.5dBm - the highest available for the Bluetooth Smart market. A part of Silicon Labs' multiprotocol Wireless Gecko portfolio announced, the EFR32BG Blue Gecko SoC family sets a standard for scalability, energy efficiency, security and design simplicity for Bluetooth Smart applications.
25th February 2016

IoT connectivity simplified with multiprotocol Wireless Gecko SoCs

IoT connectivity simplified with multiprotocol Wireless Gecko SoCs
Silicon Labs has introduced its Wireless Gecko portfolio of multiprotocol SoC devices, providing flexible connectivity and price/performance options for IoT devices. Silicon Labs' Wireless Gecko SoCs integrate a powerful ARM Cortex-M4 core, energy-friendly Gecko technology, a 2.4GHz radio with up to 19.5dBm output power and advanced hardware cryptography.
25th February 2016


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