Xiaomi, a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing, launches its smart line-up of new smart home products, leveraging the Bluetooth® mesh networking technology from Silicon Labs, at the Consumer Electronics Show –CES 2019. The new products from Mi’s stable include smart LED light bulbs, candle bulbs, downlights, and spotlights, all of which can be integrated with Mi’s digital voice-assistant –Xiao AI enabled smart alarm clock, which serves as a gateway to voice-control smart Bluetooth mesh lights.
According to Yanlu Zhang, RD Director of Xiaomi IoT platform, Silicon Labs is a much-valued technology partner providing best-in-class wireless hardware and software, development tools and the much needed technical support for Mi Ecosystem partners in the Chinese markets. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Gecko platform providing the needed connectivity options, design flexibility, ease of use and security features for ecosystem partners, simplifies smart product design and helps them accelerate time-to-market.
The newly launched Xiaomi smart home products use EFR32BG Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) devices which come equipped with Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth mesh technology. These Wireless Gecko SoCs with their evenly configured features and capabilities, such as high transmit power and a +125 Deg. C temperature rating, deliver the needed requirements for Xiaomi’s application.
According to Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of IoT products at Silicon Labs, Chinese smart-home market is flushing with Bluetooth mesh deployments, and Xiaomi is poised for a large shipment of these mesh-enabled smart home products in scale, which will further drive the adoption of this versatile, ubiquitous wireless technology.