Bluetooth SoC and Module Selector Guide
Our selection of Bluetooth SoCs and modules provide an optimal solution for all your IoT needs. Review our Bluetooth portfolio and select the ideal SoCs and modules for your next project.
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Robust, Low-Power Bluetooth Solutions from the Global Leader in IoT
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Ultra-Low-Power, Small Form Factor
The BG27 family of Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth mesh SoCs are available with DCDC Boost in WLCSP packaging for small form factor applications, from medical devices to wearables and beyond.
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Software and Tools
About Silicon Labs Bluetooth
|Bluetooth||Mesh Support||Output Family Max (dBm)||CPU Core||GPIO||Flash (kB)||RAM (kB)||Security|
FEATUREDEFR32BG24 Series 2 SoCs
EFR32BG24 Series 2 SoCs
|5.4||+19.5, 19.5||ARM Cortex-M33||20, 26, 28, 32||1024, 1536||128, 256||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
NewEFR32BG27 Series 2 SoCs New
EFR32BG27 Series 2 SoCs
|5.4||8||ARM Cortex-M33||18, 19, 25, 26||768||64||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG24 Series 2 Modules
EFR32BG24 Series 2 Modules
|5.4||10, 19.6||ARM Cortex-M33||26, 32||1536||256||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG22 Series 2 SoCs
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG22 SoCs (Series 2)
|5.4||6||ARM Cortex-M33||18, 26||352, 512||32||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG22 Series 2 Modules
EFR32BG22 Based Modules (Series 2)
|5.4||8||ARM Cortex-M33||24, 25||352, 512||32||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG21 Series 2 SoCs
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG21 SoCs (Series 2)
|5.4||20||ARM Cortex-M33||17, 20||512, 768, 1024||64, 96||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG21 Series 2 Modules
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG21 Based Modules (Series 2)
EFR32BG13 Series 1 SoCs
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG13 SoCs (Series 1)
|5.1||20||ARM Cortex-M4||16, 31||512||64||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG13 Series 1 Modules
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG13 Based Modules (Series 1)
|5.1||19||ARM Cortex-M4||25, 32||512||64||—|
EFR32BG12 Series 1 SoCs
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG12 SoCs (Series 1)
|5||20||ARM Cortex-M4||28, 31, 46, 65||512, 1024||64, 128, 256||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG1 Series 1 SoCs
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG1 SoCs (Series 1)
|5||20||ARM Cortex-M4||16, 19, 28, 31||256||32||AES-128 AES-256 ECC SHA-1 SHA-2|
EFR32BG1 Series 1 Modules
Bluetooth Low Energy EFR32BG1 Based Modules (Series 1)
|5.1||8||ARM Cortex-M4||14, 25, 30||256||32||—|
Bluegiga Legacy Modules
Bluetooth Low Energy Bluegiga Legacy Modules
|Bluetooth BR/EDR||RX Sensitivity||TX Current @ 0 dBm||Range||Dimensions (mm)|
Bluetooth BR-EDR Modules
Bluetooth Classic Modules
|-95||+11 (BR/EDR) + 7 (BLE)||400-550 LoS range||11.6 x 16.0 x 2.2|
Why Silicon Labs Bluetooth SoCs and Modules Are Ideal
Ultra-compact footprint, low-power consumption, long-range, or ultimate RF sensitivity – Silicon Labs has the optimal solution for every application. All of our Bluetooth modules and SoCs provide the same developer experience, so you can future-proof designs and evolve your applications across your product portfolio.
|Ultra-Low Power Design||Pre-Certified Modules||Signature RF Performance|
|Our ultra-low-power Bluetooth chip design enables an operational lifetime of more than 10 years with a coin cell battery.||Reduce development time and costs dramatically with our pre-certified Bluetooth modules, featuring state-of-the-art internal antenna designs and RF certifications worldwide.||Our Bluetooth SoCs and modules have built a reputation for superior RF performance, providing the highest reliability and robustness available in the market.|
|Robust Hardware Security||Supporting the Latest Bluetooth Version||Minimize Your Total Cost of Product Development|
|Our SoCs and modules are secured up to the Root of Trust level and are protected by SecureVault, an industry-leading suite of state-of-the-art protection.||Silicon Labs hardware always supports the latest Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth Mesh protocol versions with backward compatibility.||Launch your product quickly with any of our pre-certified Bluetooth modules, start generating revenue, and transition to any SoC for cost-efficient chip-down designs as your volumes grow.|
Kits and Boards
Bluetooth Development Kits
Bluetooth LE Kit Portfolio Overview
Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth development kits are divided into three categories based on your development need, with kits for experimenting, prototyping, or developing your production product. And EFR Connect, the Bluetooth Low Energy mobile app helps you to develop and test smooth smartphone connectivity and Over-the-Air (OTA) update capability for your applications. It works with all Silicon Labs Bluetooth development kits and you can download it for iOS and Android.
Our kits, together with Simplicity Studio, provide a unified development environment that includes the SDK and industry-leading development tools. The kits are supported by GCC and IAR C-language compilers.
Browse Bluetooth Low Energy Kits & Boards
|Pro Kits (3) Modular kits for software development and feature evaluation of IoT devices|
|BG22-PK6022A||BG22 Bluetooth Dual Polarized Antenna Array Pro Kit||MSRP $299.00|
|XG24-PK6009A||EFR32xG24 Pro Kit +10 dBm||MSRP $179.00|
|XG24-PK6010A||EFR32xG24 Pro Kit +20 dBm||MSRP $179.00|
|xG27-PK6017A||EFR32xG27 Pro Kit +8 dBm||MSRP $188.00|
|xG27-PK6018A||EFR32xG27 Pro Kit +4 dBm (Buck)||MSRP $174.00|
|xG27-PK6019A||EFR32xG27 Pro Kit +4 dBm (Boost)||MSRP $176.00|
|Explorer Kits (2) Low cost exploratory kits - to get you started|
|BG22-EK4108A||BG22 Bluetooth SoC Explorer Kit||MSRP $16.00|
|BGM220-EK4314A||BGM220 Bluetooth Module Explorer Kit||MSRP $9.99|
|xG24-EK2703A||EFR32xG24 Explorer Kit||MSRP $39.00|
|Starter Kits (6) Modular kits for software development and feature evaluation of IoT devices|
|SLWSTK6006A||EFR32xG21 Wireless Gecko Starter Kit||MSRP $533.00|
|SLWSTK6020B||EFR32BG Bluetooth SoC Starter Kit||MSRP $191.00|
|SLWSTK6021A||EFR32xG22 Wireless Gecko Starter Kit||MSRP $193.00|
|SLWSTK6023A||EFR32xG21 Bluetooth Starter Kit||MSRP $164.00|
|SLWSTK6102A||xGM210P Wireless Module Starter Kit||MSRP $353.00|
|SLWSTK6103A||BGM220 Bluetooth Module Wireless Starter Kit||MSRP $186.00|
|Development Kits (3) Full-featured application development kits|
|XG24-DK2601B||EFR32xG24 Development Kit||MSRP $79.00|
|xG27-DK2602A||EFR32xG27 Development Kit||MSRP $75.00|
|Radio Boards (20) Wireless starter kit plug-in boards featuring specific SoC or module wireless devices|
|BG22-RB4191A||BG22 Bluetooth Dual Polarized Antenna Array Radio Board||MSRP $149.00|
|SLWRB4100A||EFR32BG1 Bluetooth +10.5 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $29.00|
|SLWRB4180B||EFR32xG21A Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +20 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $49.00|
|SLWRB4181B||EFR32xG21A Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +10 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $49.00|
|SLWRB4181C||EFR32xG21B Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +10 dBm Radio Board with Secure Vault||MSRP $49.00|
|SLWRB4182A||EFR32xG22 Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +6 dBm 5x5, QFN40 Radio Board||MSRP $29.00|
|SLWRB4183A||EFR32xG22 Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +6 dBm, 4x4 QFN32 Radio Board||MSRP $29.00|
|SLWRB4308B||xGM210P Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +10 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $49.00|
|SLWRB4308C||xGM210PB Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +20 dBm Radio Board with Secure Vault||MSRP $49.00|
|SLWRB4308D||xGM210PB Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +10 dBm Radio Board with Secure Vault||MSRP $49.00|
|SLWRB4309B||xGM210L Wireless Gecko 2.4 GHz +12.5 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $49.00|
|SLWRB4310A||BGM220SC12 Bluetooth SiP Module 2.4 GHz +0 Output Power Radio Board||MSRP $29.00|
|SLWRB4311A||BGM220PC22 Bluetooth PCB Module 2.4 GHz +8 Output Power Radio Board||MSRP $29.00|
|SLWRB4312A||BGM220SC22 Bluetooth SiP Module 2.4 GHz +6 Output Power Radio Board||MSRP $29.00|
|XG24-RB4186C||EFR32xG24 Wireless 2.4 GHz +10 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $39.00|
|XG24-RB4187C||EFR32xG24 Wireless 2.4 GHz +20 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $39.00|
|XG24-RB4188A||EFR32xG24 Wireless 2.4 GHz +20 dBm Antenna Diversity Radio Board||MSRP $49.00|
|xG27-RB4194A||EFR32xG27 Wireless 2.4 GHz +8 dBm Radio Board||MSRP $11.00|
|xG27-RB4111B||EFR32xG27 Wireless 2.4 GHz +4 dBm Radio Board (Boost)||MSRP $35.00|
|xG27-RB4110B||EFR32xG27 Wireless 2.4 GHz +4 dBm Radio Board (Buck)||MSRP $35.00|
|XGM240-RB4316A||xGM240P +10 dBm Module Radio Board||MSRP $49.00|
|XGM240-RB4317A||xGM240P +20 dBm Module Radio Board||MSRP $49.00|
|Thunderboard Kits (2) Low-cost software development and prototyping kits for IoT devices|
|SLTB010A||EFR32BG22 Thunderboard Kit||MSRP $45.00|
EFR32BG22 Thunderboard Kit
Software and Tools
Bluetooth Software and Tools
We’re continually investing in our Bluetooth software solutions to keep your products secure and ahead of the competition. Silicon Labs Bluetooth Software Development Kit (SDK) is part of the GSDK. It includes project examples and peripheral drivers, and the protocol stacks for Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth Mesh.
|Multiprotocol Support||For Bluetooth, proprietary and 15.4 protocols on a single chip.|
|Apple HomeKit||Develop Bluetooth products for the world’s most popular smart home ecosystem.|
|Direction-finding||Enable indoor-positioning and way-finding on your IoT applications with sub-meter accuracy.|
|Wi-Fi Coexistence||Reduce interference and increase reliability in multi-radio devices.|
Bluetooth Development Tools
Simplicity Studio, a free tool, provides a unified development environment that includes the SDK and industry-leading development tools. The kits are supported by GCC and IAR C-language compilers.
Hardware-Agnostic Software Stack
With our single-stack hardware-agnostic approach, you can speed up product development and radically minimize software and hardware migration effort for new Bluetooth and Bluetooth Mesh products, resulting in a more robust code with consistent behavior.
Find the one thats right for you:
|Bluetooth LE SDK||Supplied as part of the GSDK, the Bluetooth SDK provides developers with a single BLE protocol stack, API, example projects, and peripheral drivers.|
|Bluetooth Mesh SDK||Supplied as part of the GSDK the Bluetooth Mesh SDK provides developers with a single Mesh protocol stack, API, example projects, and peripheral drivers.|
|Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart Software||Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart Software is a complete Bluetooth Smart software stack for Bluegiga Legacy Bluetooth Smart products. The software implements the Bluetooth Smart complete protocol layers, such as Attribute Protocol (ATT), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Security Manager, and connection management.|
|Bluegiga iWRAP Bluetooth Classic Software||The iWRAP is an embedded Bluetooth stack for Bluegiga Legacy Bluetooth classic modules. It exposes a powerful yet easy-to-use command interface to manage Bluetooth operations.|
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Featured Bluetooth Applications
Silicon Labs provides flexible, highly integrated Bluetooth products that meet the most demanding requirements for a wide variety of applications. We engineer our products for longevity and have best-in-class RF sensitivity and power consumption. In addition, Silicon Labs offers easy-to-use but powerful software solutions that can help make application development and integration a straightforward process.
About Silicon Labs Bluetooth
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Designed for data transfer and exchange over short distances, Bluetooth makes use of the unlicensed ISM band at 2.4 GHz. Bluetooth includes a number of capabilities that span point-to-point audio streaming to large scale many-to-many mesh networks for lighting or home automation.
Silicon Labs provides flexible, highly-integrated Bluetooth products that meet the most demanding requirements for a wide variety of applications. Silicon Labs engineered products for longevity and have best-in-class RF sensitivity and power consumption. In addition, Silicon Labs offers easy-to-use but powerful software solutions that can help make application development and integration a straightforward process.
Security and Bluetooth
When considering security in the context of IoT, there are multiple aspects a developer needs to consider. Very few protocols are transmitted without some form of encryption in place. The alliances behind most of the leading standards-based protocols tend to make it mandatory and most proprietary protocols tend to implement protocol security using existing well-tested industry schemes.
In all cases, however, the encryption used by the protocol is only as strong as the security offered by the physical device itself. The easiest device attack is a remote attack on software to inject malware which is why a hardware root of trust secure boot is critical. Many IoT devices are easily acquired in the supply chain and allow “Hands-On”, or “Local” attacks which allows attacking the debug port or using physical attacks like side-channel analysis to recover secrets outside of communication encryption.Silicon Labs offers a portfolio of device-level security options.
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