Bluetooth portfolio delivers excellent performance and flexibility for IoT devices

14-09-2020 | Silicon Laboratories Inc | Semiconductors

Silicon Labs has expanded its portfolio of industry-leading RF performance Bluetooth Low Energy solutions for IoT developers. The company delivers performance, flexibility and package choice for Bluetooth 5.2, including SoC, SiP, modules and NCP. The company's IoT solutions offer best-in-class performance and cutting-edge security and are optimised for power efficiency, size, cost, and turnkey simplicity.

The company has expanded its Bluetooth Low Energy portfolio with the launch of the BGM220S. At only 6mm x 6 mm, the device is one of the world’s smallest Bluetooth SiPs. It offers an ultra-compact, low-cost, long battery life SiP module that adds turnkey Bluetooth connectivity to particularly small products. Also launching is the BGM220P, a little larger PCB variant optimised for wireless performance as well as with a better link budget for better range. These devices are among the first Bluetooth modules to support Bluetooth Direction Finding, all while offering up to ten-year battery life from a single coin cell.

“Our Bluetooth Low Energy product portfolio showcases Silicon Labs’ unique ability to deliver a complete range of wireless solutions with best-in-class performance, power, size and security features,” said Matt Johnson, senior vice president of IoT at Silicon Labs. “Over the years, Silicon Labs has established a proven track record of success across a wide range of IoT wireless areas including Mesh, Multiprotocol, Proprietary, Thread, Zigbee and Z-Wave, to name a few. We are now focusing our wireless expertise to also establish leadership in the Bluetooth Low Energy space, and we have seen excellent market reception for our Secure Bluetooth 5.2 SoCs. The BG22, launched in January, is experiencing among the highest levels of product adoption and opportunity pipeline growth we have ever seen, with a wide range of applications in consumer, medical and smart home products.”

By Natasha Shek