Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Silicon Labs Claims Fastest Systems-On-Chip (SoC) For Smart Cities

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A Systems-on-Chip (SoC) that addresses the increasing demand for smart and interconnected devices in urban and municipal settings.

Silicon Labs have launched FG25 Systems-on-Chip (SoC), which the company claims to be the ultimate (SoC) for long-range, low-power transmissions. The company’s press release says that improved data rates will enable city planners to connect more smart devices, facilitating data sharing and optimization between city services to enhance efficiency and cost savings. The chip can operate with minimal data loss, making it suitable for dense urban and rural environments. Additionally, the advanced security features ensure network security. As per the press release, customers can take advantage of the built-in functionality of SoC to generate and store encryption keys securely, ensuring they are never accessible to the outside world.

The SoC technology is Silicon Labs’ first to support Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) 1.1’s orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulations, which allow for high data bandwidth up to 3.6 Mbps. The chip offers customers a secure, reliable solution that helps with power theft and energy loss issues and fosters a more connected and efficient smart grid ecosystem. 

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“We’re excited to introduce the FG25 SoC, designed for the world’s top secure and reliable smart city solution for Wi-SUN applications. We’ve strived to meet the highest quality and performance standards, surpassing our customers’ expectations. This launch marks a significant step in our mission to provide innovative technology that transforms our lives and work,” says Manish Kothari, Senior Vice President for SW and Head of India Center, Silicon Labs.

The key features include the following: 

  • Latest ARM Cortex-M33 processor
  • 1920kB flash memory
  • 512kB RAM 
  • Support the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulations 
  • TX power up to +16 dBm
  • Minimal data loss at a range of up to 1.6 kilometers
  • High data bandwidth of up to 3.6 Mbps
  • 6 Channel DMA Controller
  • 1.71 to 3.8 V VDD power supply
  • 3.45 to 3.8 V power supply for OFDM
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.


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