Silicon Labs has released the industry’s first comprehensive network performance results based on large-scale, multicast testing of Zigbee, Thread , nd Bluetooth mesh software. Each mesh networking protocol presents unique 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 […]
Silicon Labs has introduced a new family of low-power PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 1/2/3/4 clock buffers that provide ultra-low jitter clock distribution in 1.5 V and 1.8 V applications. With additive jitter performance of 40 fs RMS (typical), Silicon Labs’ new Si532xx PCIe clock buffers provide more than 90 percent margin to stringent PCIe Gen 3 […]
Given the crowded field and reasonably mature market of Wi-Fi, it is noteworthy that Silicon Laboratories recently introduced a new Wi-Fi portfolio aimed at simplifying the design of power-sensitive, battery-operated Wi-Fi products including IP security cameras, point-of-sale (PoS) terminals and consumer healthcare devices. Siddharth Sundar, Design Manager at Silicon Labs, explained, “We look at Wi-Fi from a different […]
A new family of high-performance I2C-programmable crystal oscillators (XOs) are said to deliver best-in-class jitter performance and frequency flexibility. With typical jitter performance as low as 95 fsec, the Si544/Si549 Ultra Series programmable XOs maximize jitter margin for clocking high-speed 28 Gbps and 56 Gbps transceivers used in 100/200/400G communications and data center applications. The […]
Capturing your heart rate from your wearable watch or patch was slick. But fitness enthusiasts are raising the bar and expecting manufacturers to step up to the bar with them. As wearables continue to move into consumer health applications, end users are expecting additional metrics such as heart rate variability, recovery rate — basically as […]
Silicon Labs has introduced a comprehensive reference design to simplify the development of USB Type-C rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs used to power smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones and other portable devices. The reference design includes everything developers need to create dual-role port (DRP) applications with USB Type-C power delivery (PD), accelerating the development of new USB Type-C […]
Silicon Labs has expanded its energy-friendly EFM32® Gecko portfolio with industrial-strength microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering higher performance, more features and lower power. The new EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCU family offers the most advanced feature set available in the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building automation, wearables and personal medical applications. Giant Gecko MCUs combine […]
Silicon Labs expands its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio with new multiband SoCs supporting full Bluetooth® 5 connectivity and more memory options. 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) […]
Silicon Labs has introduced a fixed-function audio bridge device that provides a simple, turnkey solution for transferring digital audio data between the universal serial bus (USB) and integrated inter-IC sound (I2S) serial bus interfaces. The new CP2615 digital audio bridge simplifies USB-to-I2S connectivity and accelerates time to market for a wide range of power-sensitive, space-constrained USB […]
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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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