Embedded World 2023: Silicon Labs Unveils XG 27, a New Chip for Matter & IoT Devices

Silicon Labs has been showcasing its range of demos at Embedded World 2023, including the Matter protocol and their new Amazon Sidewalk demo. We had the opportunity to speak with Daniel Cooley, the CTO of Silicon Labs, to learn more about what the company is doing and what we can expect in the future.
Cooley explained that there has been a big explosion of demand for connecting everyday objects to the cloud and that proof of concepts in industrial and commercial segments are now scaling into widespread deployment within these companies. The IoT has finally arrived, and post-pandemic, it's a really big deal.

The company's newest product, the xG27, is the seventh product in its second generation of products, and it brings new things to the table. It's a great chip for the Matter protocol, which is one of the biggest standards coming out this year. Additionally, it allows customers to put lower input voltages to support more battery chemistries into this kind of device, which is a big deal in certain end markets like metering water meters, gas meters, and healthcare and wellness medical devices.

When asked about what Silicon Labs has planned for the future, Cooley emphasized the importance of the Matter protocol, which is about interoperability between ecosystems. He stated that the company will focus more on emerging protocols like Sidewalk and that there will be a lot more wireless that will be deployed worldwide.

Overall, it's an exciting time for Silicon Labs as they continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what's possible with IoT and wireless technology. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for this company and the industry as a whole. To find out more about the xG27, head to the Silicon Labs splash page for the part.

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