MSRP $99.00

EFR32xG21 Bluetooth Starter Kit

The EFR32xG21 Bluetooth Starter Kit supports Bluetooth 5.1 and comes ready to connect to your phone via the Silicon Labs Bluetooth LE mobile app. The EFR32xG21 2.4 GHz wireless SOC is optimized for line-powered BLE and Bluetooth mesh applications, including connected lighting, smart plugs, gateways and voice assistants.

Based on Silicon Labs EFR32xG21 2.4GHz SoC with 1024K of Flash and an 80MHz Cortex M33 MCU, the 10dBm Radio Board plugs directly into the Wireless Starter Kit Mainboard which that provides for easy evaluation and development of wireless applications.

Our software suite, Simplicity Studio, provides one-click access to design tools, documentation, software and support resources for Bluetooth development. Get up and running quickly with precompiled demos, application notes and examples. Use advanced tools including energy profiling and network analysis to optimize your wireless systems.

MSRP $99.00


Kit Contents

  • 1 x Wireless starter kit mainboard
  • 1 x EFR32MG21 2.4 GHz +10 dBm radio board
  • Cables
  • EFR32MG Getting Started Card

Main Board Features

  • Modular design supports different radio boards
  • Expansion header allows easy expansion
  • Integrated debug
  • 2x push buttons
  • 2x color LEDs
  • Packet Trace support on both Ethernet and USB connections
  • Coin cell support
  • Supports AEM (Advanced Energy Monitor) for battery measurement and Energy Profiler

Radio Board Features

  • Based on EFR32xG21 with a Cortex M33 MCU, 1024 K of Flash and 96 kB of RAM
  • 2.4 GHz radio supporting up to +10 dBm output power
  • Inverted-F PCB antenna

Simplicity Studio Features

  • AppBuilder
  • Hardware Configurator
  • Energy Profiler
  • Network Analyzer

Step 1: Run the Pre-installed Range Test

The EFR32xG21 radio boards have the dynamic multiprotocol range test pre-installed. The test will work standalone between 2 radio boards, or will allow you to connect to a phone via BLE to configure and run the test between 2 radio boards.

Step 1: Download The Wireless Gecko App for iPhone from Apple App Store or for Android from the Google Play Store

Step 2: Install the Wireless Gecko radio board onto the WSTK main board and connect it to power via the included USB cable and power on the board.

Step 3: Open the Wireless Gecko application and select the Range Test Demo.

Step 4: The screen will show the devices as DMPxxxx. Press PB0 switch on the development board to show the device name. You can press PB0 again to toggle the back to the configuration screen.

Step 5: Select the Select the first device to connect and then select TX Mode. Scroll down to and select on the Repeat button and then press Start TX.

Step 6: Select the Back arrow in the upper left of the app and then select Range Test Demo and select the 2nd device to connect and select RX Mode. Select the Start RX. You will see the receive statistics on the both the Range Test application and the development board. The test will stop after 1000 packets are received.

Step 2: Download and Install Simplicity Studio

Get up and running quickly with precompiled demos, application notes and examples. Use advanced tools including energy profiling and network analysis to optimize your wireless systems. Choose your software package below.

Step 3: Plug in Your Kit and Use Simplicity Studio to Install the desired SDKs

After plugging in your kit, launch Simplicity Studio and Open Package Manager in the left upper corner (green downward arrow under the menu bar). Select the desired stacks and download them. Visit the package manager regularly for updates.

  • Micrium OS – Required for DMP application
  • Bluetooth SDK
  • Bluetooth Mesh ADK and SDK
  • EmberZNet SDK
  • Thread SDK
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