Design win; Silicon Labs' Geckos in Samsung Artik IoT nodes

October 27, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Silicon Labs has disclosed a collaboration with Samsung Electronics to deliver wireless modules targeting battery-powered edge nodes for the IoT. The Samsung Artik 0 module family is based on Silicon Labs’ low-power, multiprotocol Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) platform featuring an ARM Cortex-M4 processor.

The Samsung Artik 020 module includes Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth low energy software stack, and the Samsung Artik 030 module uses Silicon Labs’ ZigBee and Thread mesh networking stacks. The small-footprint modules (13 x 15 mm) are intended for space-constrained applications and integrate all essential components including the antenna to simplify the RF design process.

 

The Samsung Artik platform is a fully integrated chip-to-cloud solution that helps IoT developers accelerate their product development process, reduce time to market and improve total cost of ownership for their IoT products. The platform claims world-class security from device to hub to cloud to data management.

 

Samsung comments, “Silicon Labs’ advanced wireless SoC technology with support for Bluetooth, ZigBee and Thread connectivity adds an ideal solution for the IoT edge node market and connects with other Samsung hub-optimized modules and Samsung Artik Cloud.”

 

“The Samsung Artik platform provides the essential hardware, software, tools and Samsung Artik Cloud building blocks for development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications. Developers can focus their expertise on designing new applications and services rather than building entire systems from the ground up, enabling faster time-to-market.”

 

Silicon Labs; www.silabs.com

 

Samsung; https://developer.artik.io/