Amazon Sidewalk Developer Journey
We can accelerate your Amazon Sidewalk device development by simplifying each step in the process and providing guidance for the key stages in the development process.
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Integrated Solutions for Amazon Sidewalk
Sub-GHz FSK Wireless SoC for Amazon Sidewalk
The SG23 is a secure, low power, high-performance SoC supporting sub-GHz FSK and features an ARM Cortex®-M33 running up to 78 MHz, 512 kB of Flash and 64 kB of RAM. The low active and sleep currents make it ideal for battery operated smart home devices for Amazon Sidewalk.
Dual-Band Wireless SoC for Amazon Sidewalk
The SG28 is a dual-band SoC that sub-GHz FSK and Bluetooth LE, providing reliable connectivity both inside the home and beyond. With an ARM Cortex®-M33 running up to 78 MHz, 1024 kB of Flash and 256 kB of RAM and up to 49 GPIO, this low-power device is ideal when your application demands more resources.
Silicon Labs Pro Kit for Amazon Sidewalk
Our Pro Kit for Amazon Sidewalk provides the necessary tools for evaluation and development of high-volume, scalable Amazon Sidewalk devices. The kit supports all 3 protocols for Amazon Sidewalk including Bluetooth LE, sub-GHz FSK and sub-GHz CSS.
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Kits and Boards
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Kits and Boards
EFR32xG23 Pro Kit +20 dBm
The EFR32xG23 Pro Kit +20 dBm (xG23-PK6068A) includes a radio board that provides a complete reference design for the EFR32xG23 Wireless SoC, with the matching network for +20 dBm covering 868 to 915 MHz.
EFR32xG24 Pro Kit +10 dBm
The EFR32xG24 +10 dBm Pro Kit is designed to support the development of wireless IoT devices based on the EFR32xG24 and support the development of 2.4 GHz wireless protocols including BLE, Bluetooth mesh, Zigbee, Thread, and Matter.
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. This Kit comes with an EFR32xG21A with Secure Element 2.4 GHz wireless SOC is optimized for line-powered BLE and Bluetooth mesh applications, including connected lighting, smart plugs, gateways, and voice assistants.
Pro Kit for Amazon Sidewalk
The Silicon Labs Pro Kit for Amazon Sidewalk is designed to support the development of Wireless IoT based devices on Bluetooth and Sub-GHz wireless protocols for Amazon Sidewalk. The Pro Kit includes a KG100S radio board that provides a complete reference design to support Bluetooth, FSK, and CSS protocols used in Amazon Sidewalk.
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About Amazon Sidewalk
What is Amazon Sidewalk?
Amazon Sidewalk is a shared wireless network that uses Amazon Sidewalk Bridges, such as compatible Amazon Echo and Ring devices, to enable communication among devices communicating on the network. Amazon Sidewalk enables reliable, low-bandwidth, and long-range connectivity at home and beyond. It connects IoT devices and applications such as outdoor lights, motion sensors, and location-based devices. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy for short-distance communication and CSS and FSK radio protocols at 900 MHz frequencies to cover longer distances.
How Does Amazon Sidewalk Work?
Amazon Sidewalk is a low-bandwidth wireless network comprised of nearby Bridge devices. Amazon Sidewalk Bridge device owners can opt-in to share a small portion of their internet bandwidth to provide wireless connectivity services to compatible devices within the range of Amazon Sidewalk. Each participating Bridge device expands the range of the network.
Amazon Sidewalk Architecture
Amazon Sidewalk is built on an architecture comprising of a radio, network, and application layers. It supports 3 different RF protocols. The Amazon Sidewalk application layer then sits on top of both the network layer and Bluetooth LE stack providing an easy way for customers to use the available protocols. All Amazon Sidewalk devices must connect to the cloud using AWS loT Core for Amazon Sidewalk.
Amazon Sidewalk Bridge Devices
Unlike many loT technologies based on a single gateway, Amazon Sidewalk is based on a single distributed network architecture of nearby Bridges. Having more Amazon Sidewalk Bridges in an area can increase the effectiveness of the network. When the infrastructure expands, the Bridges form a distributed network allowing devices to connect and send data to any Bridge in range instead of being limited to one specific Bridge. Amazon Sidewalk Bridges will pick up the message from the compatible device and route it through the AWS cloud to the user with multiple layers of security.
Amazon Sidewalk - Connecting Wireless IoT Devices at Homes and Beyond
In addition to extending connectivity beyond the front door, Amazon Sidewalk can be used by loT applications to deliver end-users convenience while opening up new possibilities for device manufacturers. Here you can find information about our energy-efficient, high-performance wireless hardware and software, development tools, and learning resources for Amazon Sidewalk, including a coverage map to help determine whether or not a Bridge device is needed.
Why Choose Silicon Labs for Your Amazon Sidewalk Project?
Silicon Labs provides IoT device makers with the most complete, one-stop-shop, wireless development solution for Amazon Sidewalk, simplifying your development process, reducing costs, and accelerating time to revenue for Amazon Sidewalk IoT devices. The certified solution comprises the Amazon Sidewalk SDK, wireless hardware, security, and development kits and tools.
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Works With 2023
Where Innovation Meets Implementation
Works With 2023 is bringing you two days of technical sessions, keynotes, and expert-led panels covering the latest trends, tools, and design techniques for developers. This free, all-virtual event features more than 40 technical sessions specifically designed to bring together leading ecosystem partners, thought leaders, and Silicon Labs experts to dive deep into the technologies driving IoT.