Wireless Gecko SoC now supports full bluetooth 5 connectivity

Wireless Gecko SoC now supports full bluetooth 5 connectivity

By | June 18th, 2017
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Silicon Labs expands its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio with

new multiband SoCs supporting full Bluetooth 5 connectivity and more memory

options.


														
							

Their 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.

The new EFR32xG13 family supports all Bluetooth 5 features and capabilities, enabling four times the range, twice the speed and eight times greater broadcasting capacity than Bluetooth 4, as well as improved co-existence with other wireless protocols. The SoCs feature a 2 Mbps PHY that supports faster throughput or reduced power consumption due to lower transmit (TX) and receive (RX) times. The SoCs also integrate a new 125 kbps and 500 kbps coded PHY that enables much longer communications.

The SoCs provide sufficient flash memory (512 kB) and RAM (64 kB) to run applications using zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth 5 in single-protocol mode and to support multiprotocol combinations of Bluetooth with zigbee, Thread or proprietary stacks (running on sub-GHz or 2.4 GHz networks). The SoC family is an ideal choice for Bluetooth Mesh applications as they are designed to run both Bluetooth Mesh and Bluetooth 5 stacks and to support both smartphone and Bluetooth Mesh connectivity.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni

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