Silicon Labs, a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today introduced a fully integrated, pre-certified Bluetooth Smart module solution providing developers a faster path to low-power wireless connectivity for the IoT.
The new BGM111 module is slated as the first in a growing family of advanced Blue Gecko modules from Silicon Labs.
“The BGM111 Blue Gecko module simplifies Bluetooth Smart design and accelerates time to market for a wide array of applications including smart phone accessories, beacons, connected home devices, health and fitness trackers, personal medical devices, automotive diagnostics, industrial sensors, and point of sale terminals,” according to a company press release.
Based on Silicon Labs’ Blue Gecko wireless SoCs, the BGM111 modules help developers reduce development costs and regulatory compliance effort by providing a plug-and-play Bluetooth Smart design pre-certified for use in key markets including North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
“Our pre-certified BGM111 module provides the fastest wireless on-ramp to the IoT, enabling developers to get their Bluetooth Smart products to market quickly while preserving their investments in tools and software when they migrate from modules to SoCs for volume production,” said Riku Mettala, general manager of wireless module products at Silicon Labs.
The development can lead to savings of both time and effort.
“Our fully integrated module design, best-in-class scripting language and software stack, and knowledgeable support team enable our customers to develop their Bluetooth Smart applications with the lowest R&D investment, saving months of engineering effort and testing,” Mettala added.