The modules are Bluetooth 5 compliant and available in either a system-in-package (SiP) or PCB module template. The Wireless Xpress BGX13x modules enable a Bluetooth low energy solution without any wireless firmware development. The devices allow embedded systems to connect and communicate across a Bluetooth low energy link to smartphones and other BGX devices using the modules’ UART interface. The devices can also be remotely over the air using native device management features. Silicon Labs’ Zentri Device Management Service (DMS) allows users to easily install and update firmware, view real-time device health metrics, and adjust product settings through mobile apps.
Both the BGX13P PCB module and the BGX13S SiP include an on-board Bluetooth stack controlled through an Xpress command API, plus cable replacement firmware pre-programmed — all in modules that require a total PCB area of just 51 mm². Both modules also feature certifications from Bluetooth, CE, FCC, Japan, and South Korea.
The Wireless Xpress BGX13P Starter Kit includes a BGX13P Expansion Board with a pre-mounted BGX13P Module, which can operate in stand-alone mode with a PC via USB port or in a simulated embedded host mode with a Silicon Labs EFM8 or EFM32 Starter Kit.