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New Product Announcement

Silicon Labs Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart Module
Now Available at Mouser

August 18, 2015 - Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering the BGM111 Blue Gecko Bluetooth® Smart Module from Silicon Labs. This ultra-low-power, Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Smart) module is designed for applications where good RF performance, ultra-low power consumption, and easy development are main design factors. With TX power up to 8dBm, RX sensitivity down to -93dBm, and up to 200 meters range, the BGM111 has best-in-class RF performance and can provide long-range, robust Bluetooth Smart connectivity.

BGM111 Blue GeckoThe Silicon Labs BGM111 Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart Module, available from Mouser Electronics, integrates Bluetooth radio, an antenna, Bluetooth Smart software stack, and GATT-based profiles, and includes the Profile Toolkit™, which allows designers to create additional GATT-based services. The BGM111 also includes a 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor and can host end-user applications, which eliminates the need for an external microcontroller in devices with size, price or power constraints.

The BGM111 Bluetooth Smart module has flexible hardware interfaces — including UART, SPI, and I²C — to connect to different peripherals or sensors. The module offers up to 25 GPIO with interrupts, four 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), one 12-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), an internal temperature sensor, autonomous hardware crypto accelerator, and an integrated DC-DC buck converter. The module has a wide input voltage range, from 1.8V to 3.8V, enabling engineers to power wireless system designs from a single 3V coin cell battery or two AAA batteries.

Mouser Electronics is also now shipping the Silicon Labs SLWSTK6101A Bluetooth Smart Module Wireless Starter Kit. This starter kit features an on-board J-Link debugger, a virtual COM port interface, an LCD display and a humidity/temperature sensor and test points to access all the pins of the Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart Modules. The WSTK6101A Wireless Starter Kit is supplied with an expansion board (BRD8006A Add-on Board) that can be connected to the WSTK mainboard expansion header. The expansion board contains additional peripherals such as an accelerometer, buttons, LEDs, joystick, and an I²C expansion slot.

The Silicon Labs BGM111 Blue Gecko Bluetooth Smart Module targets low-power, wireless applications, such as sports and fitness tracking, health and medical devices, Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and home and factory automation.

To learn more about the Silicon Labs BGM111 Bluetooth Smart Module and SLWSTK6101A Wireless Starter Kit, visit

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