Mesh Networking System-on-Chip (SoC)
|Family||MCU Core||Flash (kB)||RAM (kB)||GPIO||Output Power Range (dBm)||USB||Development Kit||Protocol Support|
|EFR32MG21 NEW||Arm Cortex®-M33||1024||96||20||-20 to 20||No||SLWSTK6006A|
|EFR32MG||ARM® Cortex-M4||256 - 1024||32 - 256||16-31||-30 to +19.5||No||SLWSTK6000B|
|EM358x||ARM Cortex-M3||512 -256||64 - 32||24||-55 to +8 (boost)||Yes||EM35x-DEV or EM35x-DEV-IAR|
|EM359x||ARM Cortex-M3||512 - 256||64 - 32||32||-55 to +8 (boost)||Yes||EM35x-DEV or EM35x-DEV-IAR|
Mesh Networking Modules
|Family||MCU Core||Flash (kB)||RAM (kB)||Radio||Output Power Range (dBm)||Development Kit||Protocol Support|
|MGM13S NEW||ARM-Cortex-M4||512||64||2.4 GHz||Up to 18||SLWRB4305D and SLWRB4305E|
||Up to 17
|MGM12P||ARM-Cortex-M4||1024||256||2.4 GHz||Up to 17||SLWRB4304A|
||256||32||2.4 GHz||10, Integrated Antenna
|ETRX358x||ARM Cortex-M3||512||64||2.4 GHz||3||ETRX357DVKA and ETRX3587ENKIT|
Mesh Networking for the Connected Home
Thread is a low-power, secure and scalable IP-based wireless mesh networking protocol based on proven standards. Silicon Labs is a founding board member of the Thread Group with numerous successful customer deployments of mesh networking solutions based on 802.15.4 and zigbee®.
Reliable, Scalable and Upgradeable
Built on IPv6 technology with 6LoWPAN as a foundation, Thread provides a self-healing mesh networking solution for over 250 nodes. Silicon Labs supports a software upgrade path to Thread for today’s 802.15.4 and zigbee devices and a software and hardware development platform for multi-node development, monitoring, debugging and system performance analysis.
Secure, Interoperable, Low-Power
Thread addresses the growing market need for a secure, IP-based mesh networking solution and provides support for sleepy nodes, allowing years of operation from a single battery.
Featured Development Kits
Wireless Gecko Starter Kit
The EFR32xG21 Wireless Start Kit supports Bluetooth, Zigbee, Thread and Multiprotocol Zigbee/Bluetooth software stacks. Our software provides one-click access to design tools, documentation, software and support resources for Wireless SoCs.
Mesh Networking Radio Boards
The wireless radio boards plug into the Main Board provided with the Mighty Gecko Starter Kit. The modular design supports different radio boards, enabling developers to develop Zigbee®, Thread, Bluetooth® low energy, and proprietary wireless applications.
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