Silicon Labs simplifies Wi-Fi connectivity with plug-and-play module solution

Silicon Labs has introduced a plug-and-play Wi-Fi module solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications where exceptional RF performance, small footprint, easy application development and fast time to market are key requirements.

Silicon Labs’ fully integrated Wizard Gecko WGM110 module solution combines all of the necessary elements required for robust IoT Wi-Fi connectivity including a high-performance 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n radio, integrated antenna, global certifications, an energy-friendly EFM32(TM) Gecko microcontroller (MCU), an embedded Wi-Fi stack, and multiple Internet protocols including TCP and UDP with TLS security.

The WGM110 module provides an ideal solution for adding Wi-Fi to industrial/M2M systems, wireless sensors, remote controls, thermostats, connected home products, automotive infotainment, point-of-sale devices, and fitness and medical equipment. The most widely available wireless protocol for the IoT, Wi-Fi is supported by laptops, mobile phones, tablets and countless connected “things,” making it ideal for device-to-cloud or device-to-device connectivity to aggregate data or provision IoT devices without the need for complex networking infrastructure or dedicated hubs.

Get all the details about Silicon Labs’ WGM110 module including pricing and availability, Wi-Fi stack, development tools and data sheets at www.silabs.com/wi-fi

By integrating the 802.11 radio, antenna, MCU and Wi-Fi stack into a pre-certified solution, the WGM110 module helps developers reduce R&D risk and costs and greatly accelerate time to market. No RF or antenna design
expertise is required to add Wi-Fi to connected devices; no RF testing equipment or tuning processes are needed during manufacturing. The WGM110 module meets key RF certifications worldwide including CE, FCC, IC and other regional certifications. The Wi-Fi and TCP/IP stack provides all essential secure connectivity functions and APIs, and Silicon Labs constantly tests the stack for interoperability with the latest wireless ecosystems.

The WGM110 module can serve as a Wi-Fi client or a Wi-Fi access point, making device provisioning as easy as surfing the web. The module includes Silicon Labs’ BGScript(TM) scripting language, which can be used to develop and host end applications without relying on an external MCU, and it can run in a network co-processor mode, easing the complexity of TCP/IP networking and enabling the host controller to handle application tasks. The module also
offers highly flexible hardware interfaces, simplifying connections to peripherals and sensors.

“The Wizard Gecko WGM110 module provides developers with the fastest path to native IoT connectivity,” said Daniel Cooley, vice president of marketing for IoT products at Silicon Labs. “Our highly integrated, pre-certified module solution combines robust RF performance and a very small footprint with best-in-class development tools, enabling developers to focus on end applications instead of protocol issues, costly RF certification and production
testing.”

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_ OR @jcIoTnow

RECENT ARTICLES

Nordic-powered smart utility access cover offers anti-theft protection and detects open/close events

Posted on: August 16, 2022

Oslo, Norway – China-based Jian-IOT has launched a smart utility access cover that can detect when the cover has been opened or closed, records water level and temperature data, identifies any damage, and includes an anti-theft system that tracks the current location of the device. The ‘Integrated Intelligent Manhole Cover’ employs Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC to both act

Read more

Helbiz to offer on-demand taxi services to widen international intermodal offering

Posted on: August 16, 2022

New York, United States – Helbiz, a global provider in micro-mobility, announced the beginning of a new chapter for its intermodal mobility offering, Helbiz Taxi. The micro-mobility company aims to integrate mobility services around the world in its app to widen the intra and extra urban mobility offerings to include vehicles from additional companies with

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox