Blue Gecko Bluetooth® Low Energy SoC

Add Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Connectivity To Your IoT Devices With An Energy-Efficient ARM® Cortex®-M4 Based Wireless SoC

Use Energy-Friendly Hardware

Balance Performance and Power

  • Develop powerful applications with up to 1 MB Flash and 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCU
  • Extend range with an integrated power amplifier which delivers up to +19 dBm output power
  • Minimize power consumption with fast MCU wake up times, autonomous operation of peripherals and low energy modes
  • Accelerate internet security with hardware cryptography
  • Increase throughput 2 x with Bluetooth 5 compatibility


Simplified Software Development

Simplicity Studio Design Environment

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Smart) Stack
  • C-based programming
  • Visual energy profiling and optimization
  • Application development with Bluetooth Developer Studio
  • Software reuse from module to SoC


$149 Wireless Starter Kit

Features

  • Energy-friendly wireless connectivity with low active current for radio and MCU, fast wakeup times and autonomous operation of peripherals
  • Improved signal range and easier system design with an integrated power amplifier capable of 19 dBm output power
  • 2 x increase in throughput and 4x increase in range with Bluetooth 5 compatibility
  • Expanded security options with encryption including AES-128, AES-256, SHA-1, SHA-2 and ECC
  • Simplified software and system design with concurrent MCU and wireless development using Simplicity Studio

Bluetooth 5, Refined for the IoT

In this whitepaper we explore how the latest Bluetooth specification can help push new innovations in devices for smart homes, wearables, beaconing, and many other IoT applications. 

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