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Silicon Labs’ xG24 Pro Kit vs xG24 Dev Kit

Jari Haiston in Blogs on August 10, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.
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Designed as optimal solutions to fast-track prototyping of energy-conscious wireless IoT devices, Silicon Labs’ xG24 kits are based on their EFR32™ Wireless Gecko System-on-Chip (SoC). Each product within their xG24 line is a powerful tool for connecting and enhancing wireless designs, but developers should consider intended applications before selecting between the xG24 development kit and their xG24 Wireless Pro Kits. We will outline the key features of each to help you determine the ideal option for your unique use case.

EFR32xG24 Development Kit

The xG24 development kit (xG24-DK2601B) is a compact, feature-rich prototype and development platform ideal for artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) applications. Incorporating five different types of environmental sensors, an AI/ML hardware accelerator, Silicon Labs’ xG24 dev kit supports platforms from TinyML, Edge Impulse, SensiML, and MicroAI. Additionally, the xG24 dev kit supports up to +10dBm output power, 20-bit ACD, and MicroAI.

Key Specifications

  • +10 dBm, 1536 kB Flash, 256 kB RAM, 6x6 QFN48
  • 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M33 with 78MHz maximum operating frequency
  • High-performance 2.4GHz radio
  • EFR32 Wireless Gecko System-on-Chip (SoC)
  • 30-bit ADC
  • On-board sensors
  • Signal breakouts
  • AI/ML hardware accelerator

Silicon Labs’ EFR32xG24 Wireless Pro Kits

EFR32xG24 Pro Kit +10 dBm & +20 dBm

Silicon Labs’ xG24-PK6009A and xG24-PK6010A Wireless Pro Kits were designed to support the development of IoT devices based on the EFR32xG24. The xG24 Pro Kits are ideal for high-volume and scalable 2.4 GHz wireless IoT devices and come equipped with a WSTK main board and radio board for comprehensive evaluation.

Key Specifications

  • Advanced Energy Monitor
  • Packet Trace Interface
  • Virtual COM port
  • +10 dBm, 1536 kB Flash, 256 kB RAM, 6x6 QFN48 (xG24-PK6009A)
  • +20 dBm, 1536 kB Flash, 256 kB RAM, 6x6 QFN48 (xG24-PK6010A)
  • SEGGER J-Link on-board debugger
  • External device debugging
  • Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • Ultra-low power 128 x 128 pixel LCD
  • User LEDs and pushbuttons
  • 20-pin EXP header
  • Breakout pads for Radio Board
  • CR2032 coin cell battery support
  • Based on EFR32MG24B310F1536IM48 2.4 GHz Wireless SoC
  • SecureVault™ High

Deciding Between the xG24 Pro Kit and the xG24 Dev Kit

Silicon Labs’ xG24 series is a powerful solution for wireless IoT device development. Designed to maximize the reuse of EFR32 devices, the xG24 Pro Kit comes equipped with a WSTK main board and radio board to offer a comprehensive modular development platform that enables advanced development use cases and features RF measurements, energy profiling, external debug, and ethernet for large network testing. In comparison, Silicon Labs’ xG24 Dev Kit is a low-cost development board with impressive out-of-the-box features and is an ideal solution for devices with AI/ML use cases.

Interested in incorporating a Silicon Labs xG24 solution in your device design? Contact Symmetry Electronics today!

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Jari Haiston in Blogs on August 10, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.

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