Solid State Supplies adds Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth Low Energy module

Solid State Supplies offers what is claimed to be the world’s smallest Bluetooth Low Energy system in package (SiP) module from Silicon Labs. The BGM11S Blue Gecko SiP module is available in a package size of 6.5 x 6.5 x 1.4mm and targets applications where small size, reliable performance RF, low power consumption, full modular certification and easy application development are key requirements.

The integrated SiP is a Bluetooth sub-system with on-board radio transceiver, antenna, serial interfaces, core processor, memory, clock management, I/O, timers, triggers, hardware security and power management.

The BGM11S Blue Gecko SiP module is based on a high performance 32-bit 38.4MHz Arm Cortex-M4 processor with 256kbyte of flash program memory and 32kbyte of RAM and consumes just 8.7mA when operating and 2.5-microA in deep sleep mode using its integrated energy management circuitry. 

The BGM11S is Bluetooth 4.2-compliant and compatible with Bluetooth 5 advertising as well as being Bluetooth mesh-capable. The integrated antenna offers up to +8dBm transmit power and -90dBm receive sensitivity, requiring minimal PCB, plastic and metal clearance for a range of 200m. A metal shield enables full modular certification for worldwide regulatory compliance, allowing end products to be certified with minimal effort, says Solid State Supplies.

The BGM11S small physical size requiring just 51mm2 of PCB area, the SiP module is suitable for space-constrained applications including IoT devices, wearables, asset trackers, mobile healthcare and Bluetooth beacons.

Solid State Supplies supports UK electronic equipment designers and manufacturers with best-in-class technologies from some of the world’s most innovative component makers.

The company’s products are focused on two main areas: embedded processing and connectivity (wired and wireless), and power semiconductors and modules. It represents a limited number of suppliers including worldwide brands and smaller, niche companies that offer products in specific applications.

Markets served are military and aerospace, industrial and medical electronic equipment markets. Inventory is UK-based for fast, reliable delivery, adds Solid State Supplies.

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