Silicon Labs Software Release Updates

Latest Release - Q3/2019  (Updated September 2019)

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SDK Featured Highlights



Bluetooth Version 2.12.3.0

  • Support for BG21 and MG21 modules:
    • [B|M]GM210P
    • [B|M]GM210L
  •  Support for
    • EFR32[B|M]G13 Rev D
    • EFR32BG12 QFN68 I-Grade
  • Bluetooth 5.0: Advertising packet chaining
Releases Date Release Notes
2019 2019/09 Version 2.12.3.0 
2019/08 Version 2.12.2.0 
2019/07 Version 2.12.1.0 
2019/06 Version 2.12.0.0 
2019/05 Version 2.11.5
2018 2018/12 Version 2.11.0
2018/09 Version 2.10.0


Bluetooth Mesh Version 1.5.1.1

  • Added support for EFR32BG13 and EFR32MG13 Rev D parts
  • Added support for EFR32BG12 QFN68 I-Grade parts
  • Added sensor model API, documentation, and sample applications 
Releases Date Release Notes
2019 2019/08 Version 1.5.1.1 
2019/08 Version 1.5.1.0 
2019/06 Version 1.5.0.1 
2019/06 Version 1.5.0.0 
2019/05 Version 1.4.3.0 
2019/03 Version 1.4.2.0 
2019/03 Version 1.4.1.0 
2019/01 Version 1.4.0.0 


Gecko Platform Version 2.6.3.0

  • EMLIB
    • Added support for PLFRCO on EFR32xG13 Rev D devices using the em_cmu API
  • RAIL Library
    • Added support for synchronizing the RAIL time base to the PLFRCO on EFR32xG13 Rev D devices
    • Improved the configuration switch time in dynamic multiprotocol applications
    • Added a new Packet Trace (PTI) message for switching protocols in dynamic multiprotocol applications
    • Improved the LQI value returned for IEEE 802.15.4 based PHYs
  • mbed TLS
    • Added TRNG support for EFR32xG13 rev. D devices
Releases Date Release Notes
2019 2019/09 Version 2.6.3.0 
2019/08 Version 2.6.2.0 
2019/07 Version 2.6.1.0 
2019/06 Version 2.6.0


8-bit 8051 MCU Version

  • VCPXpress 2.0 release
  • Replaced compiler_defs.h with si_toolchain.h
Releases Date Release Notes Offline Installers
2019
2019/09 Version 4.7.1  Download Silicon Labs VCP Software for Windows   Download for Mac    Download for Linux


32-bit MCU Version 5.8.1

  • Sample applications updated
  • Bug fixes and documentation fixes
Releases Date Release Notes
2019
2019/07 Version 5.8.1 
2019/06 Version 5.8.0
2019/03 Version 5.7.3
2018 2018/12 Version 5.7.0
2018/09 Version 5.6.0 


Proprietary Flex Version 2.6.3.0

  • Connect Apps and Stack
    • Dynamic Multi-Protocol (DMP) BLE + CONNECT
    • NVM3 support
    • 500 kbps DSSS-OQPSK PHY
    • Selective join
    • OTA unicast resume
  • RAIL Library
    • Added support for synchronizing the RAIL time base to the PLFRCO on EFR32xG13 Rev D devices
    • Improved the configuration switch time in dynamic multiprotocol applications
    • Added a new Packet Trace (PTI) message for switching protocols in dynamic multiprotocol applications
    • Improved the LQI value returned for IEEE 802.15.4-based PHYs
Releases Date Release Notes
2019 2019/09 Version 2.6.3.0 
2019/08 Version 2.6.2.0 
2019/07 Version 2.6.1.0 
2019/06 Version 2.6.0.0
2019/03 Version 2.5.2.0
2018 2018/12 Version 2.5.0.0
2018/09 Version 2.4.0.0


Thread Version 2.10.3.0

  • DotDot v1.0 Support
  • Thread 1.2 DUA + Multicast Support
  • Dynamic Multi-Protocol (DMP) Thread + BLE
  • Support for MG21 Modules
    • MGM210P and MGM210L

Note: SLThread has been deprecated in favour of the popular OpenThread implementation. More information on this move including End of Service dates can be found in the deprecation notices of the release notes.

Releases Date Release Notes
2019 2019/09 Version 2.10.3.0 
2019/08 Version 2.10.2.0 
2019/07 Version 2.10.1.0-A 
2019/06 Version 2.10.0.0
2019/03 Version 2.9.5
2018 2018/12 Version 2.9.0.0
2018/09 Version 2.8.0.0


Z-Wave

700 Series

  • Z-Wave 700 series module and SoC support
  • Z-Wave Plus v2
  • Z-Wave SmartStart
  • Z-Wave S2 Security Framework
Releases Z-Wave 700 Series
Z-Wave SDK Release Notes Z/IP Gateway SDK Release Notes Z-Ware SDK Release Notes 
2019  Version 7.11.x  Version 7.11.x  Version 7.11.x 

500 Series

  • Z-Wave SmartStart
  • IMA Support for remote diagnostics
  • HomeKit support – Adjunct review R10 passed
  • Multicast FLiRS
Releases Z-Wave 500 Series
Z-Wave SDK Release Notes Z/IP Gateway SDK Release Notes Z-Ware SDK Release Notes
 2019 Version 6.81.x  Version 2.81.x  Version 1.11.x 
Version 6.71.x 


Zigbee EmberZNet Version 6.6.2.0

  • Green Power Device Support
  • Zigbee Application Framework Updates
  • Wi-Fi Coexistence Improvements

 

Releases Date Release Notes
2019 2019/08 Version 6.6.2.0 
2019/07 Version 6.6.1.0 
2019/06 Version 6.6.0.0
2019/03 Version 6.5.5
2018 2018/12 Version 6.5.0
2018/09 Version 6.4.0


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