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Savannah Cuthbert in Blogs on October 20, 2020

About Savannah Cuthbert

Savannah Cuthbert is part of the Digital Marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. She has a Bachelor’s in Marketing from California State University, San Marcos and specializes in content strategy, copywriting, and social media planning. Using a focused approach, Savannah leverages her broad marketing experience to develop articles that showcase unique industry insights.


On September 9, 2020, Silicon Labs, a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world, expanded their Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) portfolio, with the addition of their BGM220P/S modules. Based on Silicon Labs’ award-winning EFRB32BG22 SoC, the BGM220P/S modules offer enhanced performance, power, size, and security to support battery-powered IoT products running on Bluetooth networks.

The BGM220 modules offer optimum RF range and performance, future-proof capabilities for feature and OTA firmware updating, enhanced security, and low energy consumption. Complete with fully upgradeable, robust software stacks, world-wide regulatory certifications, advanced development and debugging tools, and engineering support–the BGM220 modules help accelerate time-to-market.

 

BGM220S Wireless Gecko Module - SiP

Measuring at just 6x6 mm, the BGM220S SiP is among one of the industries smallest and most affordable Bluetooth connectivity solutions–supporting Bluetooth 5.2, direction-finding, and Bluetooth Mesh power node protocols.

Key Specifications:

  • Arm Cortex-M33 processing core
  • Up to 32kB of RAM
  • Up to 512kB of flash memory
  • 4GHz radio transceiver offering up to 6dBm output power

 

BGM220P Wireless Gecko Module - PCB

A larger variant of the BGM220S, the BGM220P PCB measures at 12.9x15 mm and is optimized for wireless performance–offering a better link budget to achieve a greater range. The BGM220P supports Bluetooth 5.2, direction-finding, and Bluetooth Mesh power node protocols to deliver industry-leading accuracy.

Key Specifications:

  • Arm Cortex-M33 processing core
  • Up to 32kB of RAM
  • Up to 512kB of flash memory
  • 4GHz radio transceiver offering up to 8dBm output power

 

BGM220 Bluetooth Module Wireless Starter Kit

The BGM220 (SLWSTK6103A) wireless starter kit is ideal for getting to know the features of the BGM220S and BGM220P modules. Complete with an on-board J-Link debugger, packet trace interface, and virtual COM port–the development kit has everything you need for wireless application development.

 

Common BGM220 Applications

  • Asset Tags and Beacons
  • Sports, Fitness, and Wellness Devices
  • Portable Medical
  • Connected Home
  • Industrial and Building Automation
  • Bluetooth Mesh Low Power Nodes

 

Get Started with the BGM220

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Savannah Cuthbert in Blogs on October 20, 2020

About Savannah Cuthbert

Savannah Cuthbert is part of the Digital Marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. She has a Bachelor’s in Marketing from California State University, San Marcos and specializes in content strategy, copywriting, and social media planning. Using a focused approach, Savannah leverages her broad marketing experience to develop articles that showcase unique industry insights.

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