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[VIDEO] BGM121/123 Antenna Robustness Design Guidelines from Silicon Labs

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on November 08, 2016

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

In this video we take a look at the Silicon Labs BGM121/123 antenna performance benchmarked against a typical SiP module followed by a technique to compensate the antenna tuning in the presence of potentially interfering materials.

 


The World's Smallest Bluetooth SiP Module

Silicon Labs’ BGM121 Blue Gecko Bluetooth® SIP Module has +8 dBm TX power and is targeted for applications where ultra-small size, reliable high performance RF, low-power consumption and easy application development are key requirements. At 6.5 x 6.5 x 1.4 mm the BGM121 module fits applications where size is a constraint. BGM121 also integrates a high performance, ultra robust antenna, which requires minimal PCB, plastic and metal clearance. The total PCB area required by BGM121 is only 51 mm². The BGM121 also integrates a Bluetooth 4.2 compliant Bluetooth stack and it can also run end-user applications on-board or alternatively used as a network co-processor over one of the host interfaces.

 

Silicon Labs’ BGM123 Blue Gecko Bluetooth® SIP Module has +3 dBm TX power is targeted for applications where ultra-small size, reliable high performance RF, low-power consumption and easy application development are key requirements. At 6.5 x 6.5 x 1.4 mm the BGM121 module fits applications where size is a constraint. BGM123 also integrates a high performance, ultra robust antenna, which requires minimal PCB, plastic and metal clearance. The total PCB area required by BGM123 is only 51 mm². The BGM123 also integrates a Bluetooth 4.2 compliant Bluetooth stack and it can also run end-user applications on-board or alternatively used as a network co-processor over one of the host interfaces.

 

Getting Started with Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart SiP Module

The easiest way to begin development with Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart SiP Modules is with the Bluetooth SiP Wireless Starter Kit.

  

 

For additional Silicon Labs product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on November 08, 2016

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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