FG23 Wireless Sub-GHz SoC

Silicon Labs' wireless sub-GHz SoC enables Amazon Sidewalk, mioty, Wireless M-Bus, and Z-Wave

Image of Silicon Labs FG23 Wireless Sub-GHz SoCSilicon Labs' FG23 is the industry’s first wireless sub-GHz SoC with an Arm® Cortex®-M33, a dedicated security core and Arm PSA3 certification. The device improves on the leading RF performance of Series 1 and now enables 10+ year coin cell battery operation. The M33 is part of the latest Arm - V8 offering and provides customers with a 20% improvement in computing scores (DMIP/MHz).

The high-performance radio front end operating from 110 MHz to 727 MHz and 742 MHz to 970 MHz delivers up to 3 dB of sensitivity improvement, which can drastically improve the range that the radio can communicate up to 40%. The radio supports all the key sub-GHz modulations (FSK, GFSK, and OQPSK). It offers DSSS, MSK, GMSK, OOK, and a direct modulation mode capability. The radio supports all the physical layer (PHY) protocols to run WM-BUS, mioty, Amazon Sidewalk, and Flex software stacks.

Silicon Labs also took cost into consideration, and users will see an overall system cost reduction by combining the MCU and radio in a single package. Additionally, a single-ended RF front end that does not require a balun is used, providing users additional savings on their Bill of Material (BOM).

To be able to sense the environment, the device is set up with many peripheral interfaces (KeyScan, LCD, ADC, VDAC, ACMP, and PCTN) that can be selectively brought out to any of the 31 GPIO interface pins on the device. With the use of the Low Energy Sense (LESENSE) function, these peripherals can be controlled by Silicon Labs’ internal Peripheral Reflex System (PRS) to run independently in low power mode without the use of the main processor. This feature can be used in most sensing applications and can greatly extend the battery life of the product or allow the designer to select a smaller battery for their device.

Features
  • Output power: +14 dBm and +20 dBm
  • Flexible radio
    • Coverage from 110 MHz to 727 MHz and 742 MHz to 970 MHz
    • Supports key sub-1 GHz modulations
    • FSK, GFSK, OQPSK DSSS, MSK, and GMSK
    • Customization via direct modulation mode
    • Preamble sense mode for channel scanning and low duty cycle applications
    • Allows core processor to remain in sleep to conserve energy
    • Auto configured from preamble length
  • Sensitivity
    • -110.1 dBm RX at 920 MHz, 50 kbps GFSK
    • -125.8 dBm RX at 915 MHz, 4.8 kbps OQPSK
    • -125.3 dBm RX at 868 MHz, 2.4 kbps GFSK
  • High integration
    • Integrated PA and LNA
    • Single-ended, low BOM cost, no balun required
    • Supports antenna diversity w/ internal switch
  • Supports key standards
    • ARIB T-108 RED
    • ETSI EN300-220
    • FCC

FG23 Wireless Sub-GHz SoC

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23B010F512IM48-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23B020F512IM48-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23A010F512GM48-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23A020F512GM48-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23B010F512IM40-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23A010F512GM40-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23B020F512IM40-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23A020F512GM40-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23A011F512GM40-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details
FG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KBEFR32FG23A021F512GM40-BFG23, SUB-GHZ, 512KB FLASH, 64KB0View Details

Kits

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
XG23 868-915 MHZ +14 DBM PRO KITXG23-PK6067AXG23 868-915 MHZ +14 DBM PRO KIT97 - ImmediateView Details
XG23 868-915 MHZ +20 DBM PRO KITXG23-PK6068AXG23 868-915 MHZ +20 DBM PRO KIT88 - ImmediateView Details
XG23 868-915 MHZ +14 DBM BOARDXG23-RB4204DXG23 868-915 MHZ +14 DBM BOARD80 - ImmediateView Details
XG23 868-915 MHZ +20 DBM BOARDXG23-RB4210AXG23 868-915 MHZ +20 DBM BOARD79 - ImmediateView Details
FG23 433 MHZ +10 DBM RADIO BOARDFG23-RB4265BFG23 433 MHZ +10 DBM RADIO BOARD35 - ImmediateView Details
FG23 868-915 MHZ +14 DBM DEV KITFG23-DK2600AFG23 868-915 MHZ +14 DBM DEV KIT175 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2021-09-15