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Location services accuracy increased using Bluetooth 5.1

Location services accuracy increased using Bluetooth 5.1
New Bluetooth software for the Wireless Gecko portfolio, and a comprehensive connectivity solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), have been released by Silicon Labs. Silicon Labs’ commercial, industrial and retail customers can enhance their location-based services, using the direction finding feature added to Bluetooth in version 5.1 of the Bluetooth Core Specification.
30th January 2019

IoT connectivity portfolio cuts WiFi power consumption

IoT connectivity portfolio cuts WiFi power consumption
The WiFi portfolio of modules and transceivers, enabling developers to create end node products with power efficiency, RF blocking performance and advanced security, has been expanded by Silicon Labs. Designed for the specific needs of IoT applications, the Wireless Gecko portfolio reportedly cuts WiFi power consumption in half.
23rd January 2019

Bluetooth mesh technology for smart home products

Bluetooth mesh technology for smart home products
It has been announced that Xiaomi (01810.HK) has launched new smart home products using Bluetooth mesh networking technology from Silicon Labs. The new products from Mi Ecosystem partners include smart LED light bulbs, candle bulbs, downlights and spotlights. The voice-assistant XiaoAi smart alarm clock serves as a gateway to control smart Bluetooth mesh lights through voice commands.
11th January 2019


Unlocking smart home potential

Unlocking smart home potential
The next-generation Z-Wave 700 has been launched by Silicon Labs, on the Wireless Gecko platform, the comprehensive hardware and software connectivity solution for the Internet of Things (IoT). Z-Wave 700 delivers on Silicon Labs’ vision and platform integration roadmap following the company’s strategic acquisition of Z-Wave technology in April 2018.
17th December 2018

The future of IoT software

Tyson Tuttle is President and CEO of Silicon Labs. He joined Silicon Labs in 1997 and has had an important impact on the company's strategy and technical development.
4th December 2018

Simplifying cellular IoT - LTE-M expansion kit

In this video, Silicon Labs are making development for cellular IoT applications easy with the Digi XBee3 LTE-M Expansion kit.
24th October 2018

Low power cellular IoT applications with LTE-M solution accelerated

Low power cellular IoT applications with LTE-M solution accelerated
With a new LTE-M expansion kit featuring Digi International’s Digi XBee3 pre-certified cellular modem, Silicon Labs has delivered ultra-low-power, long-range wireless connectivity to battery-powered IoT devices. The LTE-M expansion kit works with Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Giant Gecko 11 starter kit.
24th October 2018

Smart home and industrial IoT connectivity highlighted at electronica

Smart home and industrial IoT connectivity highlighted at electronica
See live demonstrations of Bluetooth, WiFi and Zigbee connectivity for the smart home and industrial IoT with Silicon Labs at electronica, Hall C4, Booth 112, to explore the latest silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Discover what’s next for the Internet of Things and discuss the latest IoT innovations with wireless experts.
18th October 2018

Delivering Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity with zero programming

Delivering Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity with zero programming
The Wireless Xpress solution recently released by Silicon Labs has been designed to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. The Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience and includes certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and WiFi modules, integrated protocol stacks and tools.
20th September 2018

IoT Solution alleviates urban traffic

IoT Solution alleviates urban traffic
A collaboration on a new outdoor parking IoT sensor solution between Q-Free and Silicon Labs aims to make it faster and easier for automotive drivers in urban areas to locate open parking spots. The companies have worked together to create Q-Free’s ParQSense Smart Parking Sensor, which uses the Silicon Labs’ Wonder Gecko wireless MCU for control and Sub-GHz connectivity. 
6th September 2018

Bluetooth communications with sub-GHz IoT devices enabled

Bluetooth communications with sub-GHz IoT devices enabled
New software options have been released for the Wireless Gecko portfolio from Silicon Labs, enabling simultaneous sub-GHz and 2.4GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) connectivity on a single chip.
21st June 2018

IoT advancements enable AI for the context-aware smart home

IoT advancements enable AI for the context-aware smart home
The smart home has been growing over the last decade, both in the number of devices on the market and the number of homes with devices. Recent statistics from Futuresource Consulting, reveal that smart home devices will achieve a retail value of $6bn worldwide this year, with revenues expected to triple by 2021. By: Johan Pedersen, Product Marketing Manager Z-Wave/IoT, Silicon Labs
11th June 2018

Network performance results clarify IoT connectivity options

Network performance results clarify IoT connectivity options
Silicon Labs has released the industry’s first comprehensive network performance results based on large-scale, multicast testing of Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth mesh software. Each mesh networking protocol presents characteristics and advantages, depending on the use case and end application. All testing was conducted at Silicon Labs’ Boston design center using the company’s Wireless Gecko SoC platform to eliminate the device itself as a variable in testing the mesh protocols.
10th April 2018

IoT growth drives demand for power over Ethernet ICs

IoT growth drives demand for power over Ethernet ICs
Two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) families have been released by Silicon Labs, delivering what the company claims to be best-in-class integration and efficiency for a range of IoT applications. Silicon Labs’ Si3406x and Si3404 families include all necessary high-voltage discrete components on a single PD chip. The new PD ICs support IEEE 802.3 at PoE+ power capabilities, flexible power conversion options exceeding 90% efficiency, robust sleep/wake/LED support modes and EMI immunity.
6th March 2018

Compact MCUs extend battery life for IoT connected devices

Compact MCUs extend battery life for IoT connected devices
In order to meet the needs of developers designing the next-gen of secure, battery-powered connected devices for the IoT, Silicon Labs has expanded its EFM32 Tiny Gecko microcontroller (MCU) family. Silicon Labs’ new EFM32TG11 Tiny Gecko MCUs provide a cost-effective, ultra-low-power solution for connected devices requiring long battery life and no compromises in features or security.
27th February 2018

Providing silicon, software, and solutions for the IoT

For 20 years, Silicon Labs has created the silicon, software, and solutions for a smarter, more connected world.
31st January 2018

IoT connectivity solutions to be showcased at embedded world

IoT connectivity solutions to be showcased at embedded world
  At this year's embedded world show in Nuremberg, Germany, Silicon Labs will showcase a variety of low power wireless connectivity solutions for smart homes, building automation, lighting, metering and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 
18th January 2018

IoT software enables Zigbee and Bluetooth to work together

IoT software enables Zigbee and Bluetooth to work together
In advance of the release of Silicon Labs’ new dynamic multiprotocol software for its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) and module portfolio, Electronic Specifier got the chance to speak with Tom Pannell, Senior Director of Marketing, IoT Products. Principally a mixed signal and analogue company, Silicon Labs entered the software market five years ago. Now the IoT group - of which Pannell is a member – accounts for half of the company’s revenue.
8th November 2017

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


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