Modules help to develop and run IoT applications in one day
Help for developers to get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary is provided by Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress Modules. They deliver Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity with zero programming, says the company.
Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress includes certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy and Wi-Fi modules, integrated protocol stacks and tools.
On-board wireless stacks are controlled through a high-level Xpress Command application programming interface (API) for set-up and control. Wireless Xpress devices require only modest resources from a host processor, says Silicon Labs, enabling developers to add wireless connectivity to any microcontroller.
By using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Wireless Xpress, developers can move from product concept to prototyping in a matter of hours instead of weeks,” said Matt Johnson, senior vice president and general manager of IoT products at Silicon Labs. He continues to explain that as Wireless Xpress reduces the design learning curve without compromising Bluetooth or Wi-Fi functionality, developers will spend less time learning how to add wireless connectivity to IoT devices and more time designing innovative products and getting them to market in good time.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IoT products based on Wireless Xpress can be remotely managed and updated over the air (OTA) using native device management features. Using Silicon Labs’ Zentri device management service (DMS), end users can install and update firmware, view real-time device health metrics and adjust product settings through mobile apps.
To add Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile applications, Wireless Xpress includes a mobile app software development kit (SDK) for Android and iOS. The mobile app framework comprises examples and libraries and offers simple communications and OTA APIs to accelerate app development and simplify wireless design for mobile platforms.
Silicon Labs’ Gecko OS is an intuitive IoT operating system to accelerate the development of market-ready connected products. The company says it plans to offer additional Gecko OS-based products and solutions.