Monday, June 24, 2024

Silicon Labs Launches FG25 SoC – Ideal For Smart Cities & Long Range IoT

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  • The new FG25 SoC is the world’s most secure long-range smart city solution with the most internal memory in the Silicon Labs portfolio.
  • The FG25 SoC combines a powerful ARM Cortex-M33 processor with the most internal
    memory of any SoC in Silicon Labs’ portfolios
  • CyanConnode, a world leader in RF mesh networks, is the first in India to leverage Silicon Labs’ sub-GHz wireless connectivity to support rigid network requirements in emerging smart metering markets.

Silicon Labs, Inc., a leader in secure and intelligent wireless technology, today announced the general availability of its new FG25 system-on-chip (SoC) to help address the growing need for intelligent, connected devices in cities and other municipal environments. Ideal for Wi-SUN applications, the launch strengthens its commitment towards wireless IoT connectivity in India and the world.

The FG25 is the ultimate SoC for long-range, low-power transmissions. The FG25 can operate with minimal data loss at a range of up to 1.6 kilometers in dense urban and rural
environments. The system-on-chip technology is also the first SoC in Silicon Labs’ portfolio to support the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulations introduced in Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) 1.1, enabling high data bandwidth of up to 3.6 Mbps.
FG25 presents the latest ARM Cortex-M33 processor, along with high memory of 1920kB
flash and 512kB RAM that will enable large networks needed by smart cities where the nodes can number in the thousands. Its higher and improved data rates will further allow
city planners to connect more smart devices to enable data-sharing and optimization
between city services, improving efficiency and saving costs. Additionally, FG25 has advanced security features that ensure network security. With both Secure Vault – Mid and
High options, customers can leverage the functionality built into FG25 to securely generate
and store encryption keys so that they are never exposed to the outside world. When
combined with the security features inherent to Wi-SUN and the other standards-based
Sub-GHz networks supported by FG25, customers can be confident when deploying these

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CyanConnode, a global leader in narrow-band RF mesh networking, supporting India’s smart metering market for a decade, has embraced Silicon Labs’ latest innovation.

Ratna Garapati, MD & CEO, CyanConnode India said, “CyanConnode, with Silicon Labs’
FG25 SoC, will help us transform our smart metering solutions by delivering high-quality
products that would meet the stringent SLA and security requirements along with
compliances of our customers. The adoption of Wi-SUN standards, which comes as a stack as part of FG25, ensures seamless interoperability within the AMI and IoT ecosystem in the
country, further enhancing our value proposition. It would enable us to offer our customers
a highly reliable and secure solution, assisting with challenges like power theft, energy loss,
and fostering a more connected and efficient smart grid ecosystem.”

Manish Kothari, Senior Vice President for SW and Head of India Center, Silicon Labs, said
with spirit, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of the FG25 SoC designed to create the
world’s leading secure and reliable Smart city solution for Wi-SUN applications. We have
worked tirelessly to ensure that this solution meets the highest standards of quality and
performance, and we are confident that it will exceed the expectations of our customers.
With this launch, we are taking a major step forward in our mission to provide cutting-edge
technology that transforms the way we live and work.”

The FG25 SoC is a big step forward in realising the true potential of smart cities and
long-range IoT.



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