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Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity With Zero Programming - Is That Possible?

By Lance Looper - Silicon Labs on May 2, 2019 3:00:00 PM

 It is very common for developers that they struggle to add wireless connectivity to their IoT devices. In most cases, it takes weeks - if not months - to get from design to prototype. Thanks to the new Wireless Xpress solution from Silicon Labs, even adding the most sophisticated Bluetooth or Wi-Fi functionality can mean no problem for you.

Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need, including certified Bluetooth® 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi® modules, integrated protocol stacks and easy-to-use tools supported by the Silicon Labs Gecko OS operating system.

Let us see the key areas Wireless Xpress can perform in:

Topics: News Components IoT Wireless Bluetooth Wireless Networks
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Multiprotocol is the new wireless

By Adrienn Horvath on Apr 9, 2018 9:05:00 AM

We are living in the age of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and other catchy buzzwords that represent our highly connected and data-driven world. Smartphones and smart devices like watches and bracelets make use of the features of WiFi, Bluetooth, and other protocols.

While this makes the lives of users easier, it more often than not causes developers a few headaches. Low power, small size, low cost and the ability to handle more than one protocol are requirements that can be challenging when implemented in one device.This brings us to the point at which the synergy of the required protocols demands a new generation of components and peripherals that are able to meet the emerging new trends.This is where multiprotocol comes into play.

Topics: Components IoT Mesh Bluetooth Wireless Networks
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New IoT Product Using Silicon Labs MCU Helps People Parking Faster

By Deirdre Walsh - Silicon Labs on Oct 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Q-Free, a Norwegian transportation system provider, will launch an exciting new product at the end of 2017 that will help people reduce the time they spend searching for parking spots.

Q-Free Project Manager, Brage Blekken, shared exciting details about the new product in the following interview with Silicon Labs.

Topics: News Components IoT Wireless Wireless Networks