BGM13P Blue Gecko Bluetooth® Module

Bluetooth 5 LE and Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity Made Simple

The BGM13P is a PCB module for Bluetooth 5 LE and Bluetooth Mesh connectivity built around the EFR32BG13 Blue Gecko SoC. It delivers robust RF performance, low energy consumption, regulatory compliance certifications, a wide selection of MCU peripherals, and a simplified development experience, all in a small 12.9 mm x 15 mm form factor.

Minimizing the engineering efforts and development costs associated with adding Bluetooth connectivity to any design, the BGM13P helps accelerate the time-to-market of products for end applications like IoT end-node devices and gateways, sports and wellness, home and building automation, beacons, industrial automation, and others.

Module Benefits

  • Adds Bluetooth 5 LE or Bluetooth Mesh connectivity to any design easily and fast
  • Supports high throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs
  • Eliminates need for RF design expertise
  • Contains all necessary external components, including antenna
  • Comes with regulatory RF compliance certifications
  • Works with industry-proven, certified stacks and development tools from Silicon Labs
  • Supports stand-alone and network co-processor (NCP) operation
  • Provides easy migration path to discrete Blue Gecko SoC if applicable
  • Enables rapid time-to-market
  • Achieves 200m line-of-sight range at +8 dBm TX and 700 m at +19 dBm TX

Module Specifications

Supported Protocols:

  • Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • Bluetooth Mesh

Regulatory Certifications:

  • FCC
  • CE
  • IC / ISEDC
  • MIC / Telec
  • KCC

Operating Range & Size:

  • 1.8 V to 3.8 V, single supply
  • -40 °C to +85 °C
  • 12.9 mm × 15.0 mm × 2.2 mm

Wireless SoC:

  • 2.4 GHz Radio
  • Up to +19 dBm TX power
  • 38.4 MHz ARM Cortex -M4
  • 512 kB Flash
  • 64 kB RAM
  • Integrated DC-DC converter

Current Consumption:

  • RX: 9.9 mA
  • TX (0 dBm): 8.5 mA
  • EM2 (Deep Sleep): 1.4 μA
  • EM3 (Stop): 1.14 μA

Security:

  • AES256/128 Hardware Crypto Accelerator with ECC, SHA-1, SHA-2

MCU Peripherals:

  • Up to 25 GPIO
  • 12-bit ADC
  • Voltage DACs
  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Low-Energy Sensor Interface
  • Multi-channel Capacitive Sense interface
  • 2 x Analog Comparator
  • Low Energy UART
  • 4 x USART (UART, SPI, IrDA, I2S)
  • 2 x I²C
  • Timers


BGM13P Modules

Part Number Buy Data Sheet Radio Board Protocols Supported TX Power (dBm) Flash/RAM (kB) Antenna Packaging GPIO Dimensions (mm) MCU Core Description
BGM13P32F512GA-V2 NEW cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306B Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +19 512/64 Built-in Tray 25 12.9 x 15.0 x 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +19 dBm TX power. Built-in antenna.
BGM13P32F512GA-V2R NEW cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306B Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +19 512/64 Built-in Reel 25 12.9 x 15.0 x 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +19 dBm TX power. Built-in antenna.
BGM13P32F512GE-V2 NEW cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306B Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +19 512/64 U.FL Tray 25 12.9 x 15.0 x 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +19 dBm TX power. U.FL connector for external antenna.
BGM13P32F512GE-V2R NEW cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306B Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +19 512/64 U.FL Reel 25 12.9 x 15.0 x 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +19 dBm TX power. U.FL connector for external antenna.
BGM13P22F512GA-V2 cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306A Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +8 512/64 Built-in Tray 25 12.9 × 15.0 × 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +8 dBm TX power. Built-in antenna.
BGM13P22F512GA-V2R cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306A Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +8 512/64 Built-in Reel 25 12.9 × 15.0 × 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +8 dBm TX power. Built-in antenna.
BGM13P22F512GE-V2 cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306A Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +8 512/64 U.FL Tray 25 12.9 × 15.0 × 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +8 dBm TX power. U.FL connector for external antenna.
BGM13P22F512GE-V2R cart icon PDF icon SLWRB4306A Bluetooth 5 LE, Bluetooth Mesh -30 to +8 512/64 U.FL Reel 25 12.9 × 15.0 × 2.2 ARM Cortex-M4 Supports high-throughput, long range, and regular Bluetooth LE PHYs. Up to +8 dBm TX power. U.FL connector for external antenna.

Documentation

Title Version Resource Type
Bluetooth Smart Technology Presentation Presentations
Bluetooth Solutions for Apple iOS Devices Presentations
Bluetooth End Product Listing Guide Presentations
UG338: BGM13P22 Blue Gecko Module Radio Board User's Guide 1.1 User Guides
BGM13P22 Module Radio Board BRD4306A Reference Manual 1.00 User Guides
BGM13P22 Japan Certificate and Reports Miscellaneous
BGM13P22 Taiwan Certificates and Report Miscellaneous
BGM13P Blue Gecko Bluetooth モジュー ル データシート 1.1 Data Sheets
BGM13P Blue Gecko Bluetooth 模块 数据 表 1.1 Data Sheets
BGM13P CE Test Reports And DoC Miscellaneous
BGM13P Blue Gecko Bluetooth Module Data Sheet 1.1 Data Sheets
Blue Gecko Bluetooth Low Energy Module BGM13P Errata 0.2 Errata
BRD4306A Reference Manual: EFR32BG13P22 Module Radio Board 1.01 Reference Manuals
BGM13P FCC Test Reports and Grants Miscellaneous
BGM13P ISED Canada Test Reports and Certificates Miscellaneous
Release Notes: Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart Software v2.4.0 Release Notes
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Regulatory Certifications 3 Presentations
Silicon Labs' iOS Application for Blue Gecko 1.2 Software
Silicon Labs' Android Application for Blue Gecko 1.3 Software
Silicon Labs' Android Application for Blue Gecko 1.4 Software
Silicon Labs' Android Application for Blue Gecko 1.2 Software
BGScript Syntax Highlighting for Notepad++ Miscellaneous
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Regulatory Certifications Miscellaneous
Bluetooth Software API Reference Manual (Software 2.6.1) 2.5 Reference Manuals
Connect SDK 2.0.0.0 Software
Bluetooth SDK v2.0.0 for Simplicity Studio v4 (OS X) v2.0.0 Software
Bluetooth SDK v2.0.0 for Simplicity Studio v4 v2.0.0 Software
Bluetooth Mesh Android APK 1.1.0 Software
AN1137:Bluetooth® 网状网络性能 0.2 Application Notes
AN1142:网状网络性能对比 0.2 Application Notes
Bluetooth SDK Release Notes 2.9.1 Release Notes
Bluetooth Software API Reference Manual 2.10.0 Reference Manuals
QSG108:Silicon Labs の Bluetooth® ソフト 1.6 Quick Start Guides
QSG108:Silicon Labs 的 Bluetooth® 软件 1.6 Quick Start Guides
UG136: Silicon Labs Bluetooth ® C 应用开 发人员指南 1.1 User Guides
UG136: Silicon Labs Bluetooth ® C アプリ ケーション開発者ガイド 1.2 User Guides
QSG108: Getting Started with Silicon Labs Bluetooth® Software 1.6 Quick Start Guides
QSG126: Bluetooth ® Developer Studio Quick-Start Guide 0.8 Quick Start Guides
UG136: Silicon Labs Bluetooth ® C Application Developer's Guide 1.3 User Guides
Silicon Labs Bluetooth SDK with Simplicity Studio (Windows) v4.1.8.3 Software
Silicon Labs Bluetooth SDK with Simplicity Studio (Mac) v4.1.8.3 Software
Silicon Labs Bluetooth SDK with Simplicity Studio (Linux) v4.1.8.3 Software
Silicon Labs Bluetooth SDK with Simplicity Studio (Windows64) v4.1.8.3 Software
UG119: Blue Gecko Bluetooth® Device Configuration Guide 2.4 User Guides
Silicon Labs Bluetooth Software 2.8.1 2.8.1 Release Notes
AN1137: Bluetooth Mesh Network Performance 02 Application Notes
AN1045: Bluetooth ® Over-the-Air Device Firmware Update for EFR32xG1 and BGM11x Series Products 0.4 Application Notes
AN1046: Bluetooth® Radio Frequency Physical Layer Evaluation 0.3 Application Notes
AN1114: Integrating Silicon Labs Bluetooth ® Applications with the Micrium RTOS 0.4 Application Notes
AN1042: Using the Silicon Labs Bluetooth® Stack in Network Co-Processor Mode 0.9 Application Notes
AN1086: Using the Gecko Bootloader with the Silicon Labs Bluetooth® Applications 0.5 Application Notes
QSG139: Bluetooth® Development with Simplicity Studio 0.7 Quick Start Guides
Wireless Selector Guide 7 Brochures
PB #1606031: Inner Box Label Change Product Change Notifications (PCN)
AN0822: Simplicity Studio™ User's Guide 0.5 Application Notes
AN1121: Headless Builds with Simplicity Studio v4 0.1 Application Notes
Wireless IoT Modules Master Errata for Shield Marking 1.0 Errata
180822330 Module Label Change - RoHS Label Only Product Change Notifications (PCN)
17061567 Updated errata for EFR32BG12, EFR32FG12 and EFR32MG12 familes Product Change Notifications (PCN)
Blue Gecko Kit Add-on Board Schematic A00 Schematic and Layout Files
Blue Gecko Kit Add-on Board Bill of Materials A00 Schematic and Layout Files
AN969: Measuring Power Consumption of Blue Gecko Bluetooth® Smart Devices 0.3 Application Notes
17052273 Relocation of Singapore Test Centre and Order Fulfillment Centre, Modules Product Change Notifications (PCN)
180409274-Anatel-Certification-ID Product Change Notifications (PCN)
UG266: Silicon Labs Gecko Bootloader User’s Guide 0.5 User Guides
AN1160: Project Collaboration with Simplicity Studio 0.1 Application Notes
AN1135: Using Third Generation Non-Volatile Memory (NVM3) Data Storage 0.5 Application Notes
UG162: Simplicity Commander Reference Guide 1.2 User Guides
AN1134: Dynamic Multiprotocol Development with Bluetooth® and Proprietary 0.1 Application Notes
Simplicity Commander -- Windows 1.6.0 Software
Simplicity Commander -- Mac 1.6.0 Software
Simplicity Commander Release Notes 1.6.0 Software
Simplicity Commander -- Linux 1.6.0 Software
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