On December 20, 2020, EN/IEC 60950-1 safety standard will be withdrawn and fully replaced by EN/IEC 62368-1, requiring manufacturers to comply with the new standard for the presumption of conformity. Furthermore, as of February 6, 2020, RF regulatory standard EN 300 328 V2.2.2 has replaced EN 300 328 V2.1.1 with a transition period ending on August 6, 2021. After the transitions, products on the market must comply with the updated standards.
Silicon Laboratories is committed to perform any required delta testing with the affected wireless modules (except for certain parts reaching EoL) according to the new standards and release the updated test reports and declarations of conformity (DoCs) before the end of the listed transition periods.
The parts planned to be tested are listed in the table below:
|Product Family||Parts to Be Tested|
|Bluegiga Legacy Modules (Classic)||WT11u, WT12, WT32i, WT41u, BT121|
|Bluegiga Legacy Modules (BLE)||BLE112, BLE113, BLE121LR, BLED112|
|Legacy Zigbee Modules||ETRX357, ETRX3587/8|
|WiFi Modules||WF111, WF121, AMW136, AMW007, AMW037, WFM200S, WGM160P, WGM110|
|EFR32 Series 1 Modules||All Series 1 modules|
Question: What is a STEP file?
A STEP [STandard Exchange of Product model data] file is a CAD file format defined by ISO 10303-21 to represent 3D models of components and assemblies. Since STEP files conform to the ISO standard, they are not vendor or software specific and have been adopted by the majority of ECAD and MCAD [Electronic and Mechanical Computer Aided Design] tools and systems.
STEP files are helpful to understand the physical dimensions of a particular product in a 3D domain. STEP files are also helpful to understand the area required by the part on the PCB during component placement in the mechanical assembly.
The following figure shows a sample for the preliminary STEP files for BGM13P22GA (Built-In Antenna) and BGM13P22GE (External Antenna) variants:
Question: How to obtain it?
As of Q3 2020, STEP files can now be directly downloaded from the Technical Resource Library available on our website or through the following link: https://www.silabs.com/support/resources.ct-schematic-and-layout-files?query=step
If there is any STEP file for a typical wireless module that is not available on the website, then respective Preliminary STEP files can be obtained from Silicon Labs by contacting the Technical Support team.
There are different STEP files for different part variations. For example, the BGM13PGA (built-in antenna) STEP file is different from the BGM13PGE (external antenna) STEP file. The example highlights the difference between a Bluetooth module with a U.FL connector versus a module with a chip antenna. When requesting STEP files, please include the correct part number so that the correct file can be provided. Once received, please refer to your CAD's website or help for instructions on how to import STEP files.
To obtain a STEP file for a standard package such as QFN32, QFN48, etc, please contact our Technical Support team where you will receive a .bxl [Binary eXchange Language] file, which is a proprietary file format for vendor-neutral CAD data created by UltraLibrarian tool available on our website. Once you receive the .bxl file, please follow the instructions on the CAD/CAE webpage to generate appropriate files for your project.