Silicon Labs opens one-stop-shop for IoT connectivity

Demonstrations to highlight Silicon Labs’ advances in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth mesh, multiprotocol technology and cloud connectivity can be seen at its stand.

Silicon Labs showcase a variety of low-power wireless connectivity solutions for smart homes, building automation, lighting, metering and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

There will be demonstrations to highlight Silicon Labs’ new low-power Wi-Fi portfolio, Bluetooth mesh and Bluetooth 5 software, 802.15.14 Zigbee/Thread mesh solutions, multiprotocol support for Bluetooth to sub-GHz proprietary networks, secure device-to-cloud connectivity and digital isolation technology to protect embedded systems.

The low power Wi-Fi technology offers a high link budget for fast data throughput and secure device-to-cloud connectivity. Another will focus on connecting to a sub-GHz network dynamically through Bluetooth LE on a smartphone and extend multiprotocol connectivity to a variety of proprietary wireless applications.

Visitors will discover the benefits of Bluetooth mesh networking for applications like indoor positioning and see Bluetooth 5 in action with Silicon Labs’ sensor-packed Thunderboard Sense 2 demo board.

To accelerate 802.15.4 Zigbee/Thread mesh networking designs, Silicon Labs has multiprotocol SoCs, development tools and reference designs. There is also a celebration of cellular cloud connectivity, with Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Giant Gecko MCU combined with a Digi LTE-M module.

Another demonstration will show visitors how to protect sensitive components in embedded systems using Silicon Labs’ digital isolation technology and low power EFM8 MCUs.

Conference presentations include: What is an IoT OS? (09.30, Tuesday 27 February), How do you select which IoT protocol to use? (12.00, Tuesday 27 February), Security in manufacturing: closing the back door in IoT products (14.30 Tuesday 27 February), ARM Cortex-M and RTOSs are meant for each other (11:30, Wednesday 28 February), Unravelling mesh networking options benchmarking Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth mesh protocol stacks (12.00, Wednesday 28 February) and Debugging live Cortex-M based embedded systems (16.00, Thursday 01 March).

Visit Silicon Labs at Embedded World: Hall 4A – stand 128

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