Silicon Labs' Wireless Gecko Series 2 devices are the next evolution of Wireless Gecko devices that are designed to increase processing capability, improve RF performance, and lower active current, while providing a higher level of security.
The first products in Silicon Labs' Series 2 portfolio include EFR32MG21 SoCs supporting multiprotocol, Zigbee®, Thread, and Bluetooth® mesh networking, and EFR32BG21 SoCs dedicated to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Bluetooth mesh. These SoCs provide ideal solutions for line-powered IoT products including gateways, hubs, lights, voice assistants, and smart electric meters.
Series 2 SoCs provide developers with unmatched system design advantages:
EFR32xG21 SoCs provide enhanced security features that enable developers to implement robust security in connected products:
The first family of devices in Series 2 are EFR32BG21, a 2.4 GHz wireless SOC optimized for line-powered BLE and Bluetooth mesh applications, including connected lighting, smart plugs, gateways, and voice assistants. An 80 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 core provides plenty of processing capability while a dedicated security core provides faster encryption, secure boot loading, and debug access control.
The first family of devices in Series 2 are EFR32MG21, a 2.4 GHz wireless SoC optimized for line-powered Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth mesh applications, including connected lighting, gateways, voice assistants, and smart metering. An 80 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 core provides plenty of processing capability while a dedicated security core provides faster encryption, secure boot loading, and debug access control.
The EFR32xG21Wireless Start Kit supports Bluetooth, Zigbee, Thread, and Multiprotocol Zigbee/Bluetooth software stacks. Our software provides one-click access to design tools, documentation, software, and support resources for Wireless Modules and SoCs using Bluetooth. Get up and running quickly with precompiled demos, application notes, and examples. Use advanced tools including energy profiling and network analysis to optimize your wireless systems.
Video: Extending Zigbee, Thread, and Bluetooth Wireless Range with Series 2