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Bluetooth SiP Module targets miniature IoT gadgets

Date: 29/11/2016
Silicon Labs introduced an ultra small Bluetooth module BGM 12X Blue Gecko SiP with built in chip antenna offers a complete solution to Iot miniaturization. It also provides all in one Bluetooth connectivity solution with an ARM Cortex M4 processor ,high output Bluetooth power amplifier , high -effeciency onboard antenna, external antenna options, oscillators with Bluetooth 4.2 stack development tools.

The module's small size makes it easy to use in space-sensitive , battery-powered applications including low-cost two layer PCB designs.

The high level SiP integration frees developers from complex RF system design or protocol designs so that they can focus on their end applications. The appications for this Buetooth module include sports and fitness wearables , personal medical devices , wireless sensor nodes and other space constrained connected devices.

The BGM12x module is pre-certified for use in many key global markets, minimizing development costs and RF regulatory compliance effort for developers. All application code can be executed on the BGM12x module, eliminating the need for an external MCU.

The BGM12x Blue Gecko module and WLCSP SoC product are supported by the same software framework developed for Silicon Labs popular BGM11x modules and EFR32BG SoCs in QFN packages. Silicon Labs wireless software development kit (SDK) gives developers the flexibility to use either a host or fully standalone operation through the easy-to-use BGScript scripting language or with the ANSI C programming language. Silicon Labs Bluetooth SDK has been upgraded to support new Bluetooth 4.2 features such as LE Secure Connections for more secure Bluetooth bonding, LE Packet Extensions for improved throughput, and LE dual-topology for multiple simultaneous central and peripheral functionality.

"Small size is as critical to IoT end node design as ultra-low power, low system cost and high levels of integration," said Daniel Cooley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of IoT Products at Silicon Labs. "Great things really do come in small packages, and there's nothing quite like the BGM12x module in the Bluetooth low energy market. The BGM12x SiP module enables developers to design compact Bluetooth designs quickly and easily by integrating all required hardware and software components including a Bluetooth 4.2 compliant stack."

The other details including pricing and availability:

BGM12x modules are available with different transmit output power options, from 3 dBm (BGM123) to 8 dBm (BGM121), to support connected device applications with varying range requirements.

Samples and production quantities of the BGM12x Blue Gecko modules are available now. BGM12x module pricing begins at $4.17 (USD) in 10,000-unit quantities. WLCSP versions of the Blue Gecko SoCs are planned to be available later this month. The SLWSTK6101C Blue Gecko wireless starter kit, priced at $99 (USD MSRP), and free wireless SDK are available now. To order BGM12x module samples and starter kits, visit www.silabs.com/bgm12x.