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Multiprotocol Wireless Software Advances IoT Connectivity

Silicon Labs released new dynamic multiprotocol software for its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) and module portfolio, enabling simultaneous operation of Zigbee® and Bluetooth® low energy (LE) on a single SoC and bringing together the key application benefits of both protocols. The new Software Enhances Zigbee® Mesh Networking with Bluetooth® Beaconing and Direct Connectivity through Smartphone Apps.


Zigbee and Thread Radio

  • 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4
  • 250 kbps O-QPSK DSSS
  • Excellent Receive Sensitivity: -102.7 dBm @250 kbps O-QPSK DSSS

Bluetooth® Low Energy Radio

  • Compatible with Bluetooth 5 Specification
  • Excellent Receive Sensitivity:-103.3 dBm @125 kbps GFSK (select devices)

Energy Efficient Low Power Modes

  • Energy Mode 2 (Deep Sleep) Current: 1.4 µA
  • Ultra-fast wake up: 3 µS from EM3
  • Wide Supply Voltage range of 1.8 to 3.8 V

Proprietary 2.4 GHz and Sub-GHz Radio

  • Ideal for proprietary protocols, wireless M-BUS and Low Power Wide Area Network applications
  • Supported Modulations: 2/4 (G)FSK, OQPSK, OOK, DBPSK
  • Optional DSSS modulation technique and FEC channel coding

Rich Analog and Digital Peripherals

  • AES-256/128 Hardware Crypto Accelerator with ECC, SHA-1, SHA-2
  • ADC (12-bit, 1 Msps, 270 µA)
  • Current DAC (4-bit, Current Source or Sink)

Powerful MCU & Memory Options

  • ARM® Cortex®-M4 + Floating Point Unit
  • Up to 40 MHz Clock Speed
  • Low Active Mode Current: 69 µA/MHz

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