Mouser adds multi-protocol SoCs for IoT connectivity
For wireless IoT designs, the Wireless Gecko SoCs from Silicon Labs are now available from distributor, Mouser. The SoCs are based on the ARM Cortex-M4 core and integrate a 2.4GHz radio. Hardware cryptography supports secure applications.
The devices are divided into three families. The EFR32BG Blue Gecko supports Bluetooth low energy connectivity, the EFR32MG Mighty Gecko enables ZigBee and Thread connectivity for mesh networks, and the EFR32FG Flex Gecko provides popular proprietary wireless protocol options. All three families provide up to 19.5dBm output power through an integrated power amplifier and are pin-to-pin and software compatible.
The SoCs support peripherals, including a hardware crypto accelerator, a 12bit ADC, a current DAC, a 12-channel peripheral reflex system, up to 31 GPIOs and communication interfaces. The portfolio provides up to 256kbytes of flash memory and 32kbytes of RAM. They handle multiple security options, including AES with 128- or 256bit keys, elliptical curve cryptography (ECC), SHA-1, and SHA-224/256.
The Wireless Gecko portfolio is supported by Silicon Labs’ Simplicity Studio development platform including AppBuilder to configure wireless applications, Network Analyzer for debugging, and Energy Profiler for profiling energy consumption. Three development starter kits are also available from the distributor.