Designed as a way to implement the challenging process of going from silicon all the way to cloud, Silicon Lab’s new Wireless Xpress hardware-software solution enables help developers to get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth […]
IoT Tuesdays From Symmetry Electronics Episode 4: Silicon Labs
IoT Tuesdays features informative conversations with leaders in the Internet Of Things community. We talk to engineers, developers, and decision makers at the leading edge of IoT. We cover unique and useful applications of IoT technology, challenges facing IoT adoption and what the future holds for IoT development. In episode 4 we talk to Keith […]
Multiprotocol SoCs support BLE 5.0, 802.15.4 mesh networking protocols
When Silicon Labs launched their wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) last February, the silicon and software provider promised further expansion of the portfolio with improvement in key specs and additional functionality such as an optimized software stack architecture that enables more efficient multiprotocol switching between protocols such as zigbee and Thread mesh networking, Bluetooth 4.2 and 5 standards, and proprietary wireless […]
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Teardown: Inside Ikea’s smart LED bulb
Press a button on the wall and a wireless connection tells this LED bulb what to do. Leland Teschler Executive Editor A NEW LED BULB from the furniture maker Ikea of Sweden is called the TRÅDFI. Now available in Europe, it’s expected to hit the U.S. soon. It comes with its own remote controller which […]
LED bulbs connect to the IoT with Silicon Labs ZigBee technology
Chip supplier Silicon Laboratories Inc. in Austin, Tex. says it is providing zigbee technology for the award-winning Element connected light bulb from Sengled Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. Silicon Labs wireless SoCs and zigbee stacks let Element bulbs connect to multi-node mesh networks deployed in smart homes. Using iOS and Android apps or popular smart home ecosystems, […]
Silicon Labs Acquires Wi-Fi Innovator Zentri
Silicon Labs, a leading supplier of silicon, software and solutions for a more connected world, announces the acquisition of Zentri , an innovator in low-power, cloud-connected Wi-Fi technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). Zentri helps customers worldwide securely connect and manage their products across a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Zentri’s unique combination […]
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Bluetooth software aids development of Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories
Silicon Labs has introduced a Bluetooth software solution that enables developers to efficiently create Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories. Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth solution with HomeKit support is pre-tested by Apple. This gives developers time-to-market benefits, eases engineering effort and helps end-product vendors minimize risks when getting their HomeKit-enabled accessories to market. Available as a library with clean, easy-to-use […]
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BLE SiP module facilitates compact IoT designs
Silicon Labs has introduced 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. Available in a tiny 6.5 mm x 6.5 mm package, the BGM12x Blue Gecko SiP module enables developers to miniaturize IoT designs by minimizing the PCB […]
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Wireless modules focus on mesh networking with ZigBee and Thread software
Silicon Labs has introduced a new family of Wireless Gecko modules focused on mesh networking applications with support for best-in-class ZigBee® and Thread software. Silicon Labs’ new MGM111 module…
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