99 EFR32xG22 Wireless Gecko Starter Kit Offers Low-Cost Zigbee Development Platform

published 25.06.2020 12:25

by Jean-Luc Aufranc from feedproxy.google.com

The gateway is based on Silicon Labs EFR32MG21 Gecko Series 2 Cortex-M33 WiSoC, and people have started to reverse-engineer the gateway to port TASMOTA open-source firmware and at least one of the developer purchased the board to get a license for the Zigbee SDK.

Development is done using Simplicity Studio where you’ll be able to install Bluetooth SDK, Bluetooth Mesh ADK and SDK, EmberZNet (Zigbee) SDK, and Flex SDK as explained in the Getting Started Guide.

Previously you had to purchase the $479 EFR32xG21 Wireless Gecko Starter Kit to get access to the Zigbee SDK in order to get started with development, and the new starter kit makes it possible to get access to the same software resources and documentation for around $100.

Silicon Labs has just launched a low-cost Bluetooth, Zigbee, and proprietary wireless development kit with the $99 EFR32xG22 Wireless Gecko Starter Kit (WSTK).

Silicon Labs EFR32xG22 Wireless Gecko Starter Kit can be purchased for $99 on distributors like Digikey, Arrow, or Mouser.