Silicon Labs announces a new family of secure, proprietary wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices designed for power- and size-constrained IoT products powered by batteries or energy harvesting sources.
Target applications include electronic shelf labels (ESL), building security, industrial automation sensors and custom modules for commercial lighting. Based on Silicon Labs’ Wireless Gecko Series 2 platform, the new EFR32FG22 (FG22) SoCs deliver an optimal combination of security features, 2.4 GHz wireless performance, energy efficiency, and software tools and stacks to enable the next generation of ESL and pricing automation products.
“IoT developers deploy custom wireless protocols in multiple applications to radically optimize their systems for high performance and low power consumption,” said Ross Sabolcik, vice president and general manager of IoT commercial and industrial products at Silicon Labs. “We designed our FG22 product family to help customers quickly deliver optimized, cost-effective solutions based on our latest Series 2 wireless SoCs for demanding applications like ESL.”
The FG22 integrates a 38.4 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 core with TrustZone and a high-performance radio with a receive sensitivity of -106.4 dBm. The SoCs’ combination of ultra-low transmit and receive power (8.2 mA TX at +6 dBm,3.6 mA RX) and 1.2 µA deep-sleep mode power delivers exceptional energy efficiency. Additional low-power on-chip features such as RFSense, which wakes the FG22 in the presence of RF energy, further extend the operating life of IoT products with limited battery or energy harvesting options.
Silicon Labs delivers an industry-leading suite of security features implemented in Series 2 products including the new FG22 SoCs. For more details, visit silabs.com/security.
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