Silicon Labs Upgrades Wireless Gecko
Labs has introduced the next generation of its Wireless Gecko platform,
Series 2, designed to make Internet of Things (IoT) products more
powerful, efficient and reliable. Building on the leading RF and
multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, Series 2
delivers the industry's most versatile and scalable IoT connectivity
platform. The initial Series 2 products include small-form-factor
system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices with a dedicated security core and an
on-chip radio delivering 2.5X the wireless range of competing solutions.
Robust wireless radio with improved blocking performance
Powerful processing with an 80 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 core with TrustZone technology
Low active current (50.9 µA/MHz) to meet stringent green energy requirements, a benefit of manufacturing on low-power 40 nm process technology
Industry's smallest multiprotocol SoCs in a 4 mm x 4 mm QFN package
Lower BOM count and system cost with fewer matching components and no need for external inductors or power amplifiers
Flexible pre-certified modules based on EFR32xG21 SoCs planned for Q3
Secure by Design
EFR32xG21 SoCs provide enhanced
security features that enable developers to implement robust security in
A true random number generator (TRNG) strengthens device cryptography.
Secure boot loading ensures authenticity of firmware images and over-the-air updates.
Secure debug access control helps OEMs prevent unauthorized access to end products.
pin- and software-compatible Wireless Gecko Series 2 SoCs and modules
with additional dedicated security technologies will enable developers
to create next-generation connected products with enhanced security
features, helping to increase consumer trust and drive mass IoT
Samples and production quantities of the EFR32MG21 and EFR32BG21 SoCs are available now in a compact 4 mm x 4 mm QFN32 package. The Wireless Gecko starter kit mainboard and EFR32xG21 radio boards are also available now. Contact your local Silicon Labs sales representative or authorized distributor for EFR32xG21 SoC and development kit pricing.