Mesh networking module supports Thread and ZigBee

September 28, 2016 // By Julien Happich
The MGM111 Mighty Gecko module from Silicon Labs focuses on mesh networking applications with support for best-in-class ZigBee and Thread software.

The 12.9- x 15-mm multiprotocol device combines a 2.4 GHz Mighty Gecko SoC (2.4 GHz transceiver plus 40 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 core and 256 kB flash and 32 kB RAM), high-efficiency chip antenna, crystals, and RF matching and shielding into a complete, ready-to-use mesh networking module. This high level of integration frees developers from complex RF/antenna design and testing and allows them to focus on their end applications.

The MGM111 complies with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard used in ZigBee and Thread stacks and will be pre-certified for compliance with the following regulatory requirements: FCC (North America), IC (Canada), CE (Europe), RCM (AU/NZ) and KC (Korea). For easy migration, it is footprint- and pin-compatible with Silicon Labs’ BGM111 Blue Gecko module supporting Bluetooth low energy technology.