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Bluetooth Xpress Simplifies Wireless Development for the IoT

Silicon Labs' Bluteooth Xpress module-based development platform delivers Bluetooth 5 connectivity with zero programming

Image of Silicon Labs' Blue Gecko Xpress BGX13 Bluetooth Xpress from Silicon Labs is a Wireless Xpress module specifically designed to make adding BLE to applications as easy as possible, even for developers who have never worked with Bluetooth.

Bluetooth Xpress is designed to function as a cable replacement with a serial link between the Bluetooth Xpress module and embedded MCU. It supports secure connections with encrypted communication, bonding, and just works and passkey pairing. The module is Bluetooth 5 compliant, offering a 2M PHY in addition to a 1M PHY.

Xpress framework for iOS and Android apps takes away all the complexity of adding Bluetooth connectivity to mobile apps. With a simple API for connection and communication and example apps to get users started, Xpress framework makes BLE design as easy for mobile as it is for embedded systems. Using Bluetooth Xpress means users will spend less time learning Bluetooth and more time making their products distinctive, innovative, and delivered to market faster.

Evaluation Kit: The Wireless Xpress BGX13P evaluation kit includes a Bluetooth Xpress BGX13P module, serial to USB bridge device, full pin access, and an expansion header to connect to all EFM8 and EFM32 Silicon Labs starter kits.

Fastest time-to-market solution Flexible configuration and update options
  • No wireless firmware development
  • Pre-certified modules and Bluetooth 5 compliant
  • Zero-overhead serial-to-BLE communication for cable replacement
  • Increased range with +8 dBm transmit power
  • Performance-defining variables stored in Flash
  • Custom Bluetooth service for data streaming
  • Mobile development framework with simple communication and OTA APIs
  • Operates in either a central or peripheral role
Simplicity through abstraction Fully integrated SiP and PCB modules
  • Only high-level state control from host
  • Bluetooth 5 supports advertising, scanning, and connection
  • Low power controlled through port pin
  • Low energy, secure connections, and privacy
  • RF matching + shield + antenna
  • SiP offers industry-smallest form factor currently available
  • PCB module for easy manufacturing option

Starter Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
BGX13P STARTER KITSLEXP8027ABGX13P STARTER KIT50 - ImmediateView Details

Bluetooth Xpress BGX13P Bluetooth Modules

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
BLUETOOTH 5 CABLE REPLACEMENT PCBGX13P22GA-V21BLUETOOTH 5 CABLE REPLACEMENT PC76 - ImmediateView Details
BLUETOOTH 5 CABLE REPLACEMENT SIBGX13S22GA-V21BLUETOOTH 5 CABLE REPLACEMENT SI124 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2018-08-31