MSRP $40.00

BGX13P Wireless Xpress Starter Kit

The Wireless Xpress BGX13P starter kit includes a Bluetooth Xpress BGX13P module, serial to USB bridge device, full pin access, and an expansion header to connect to all EFM8 and EFM32 Silicon Labs starter kits. The kit operates in a stand-alone mode when USB is attached, enabling Bluetooth connection and communication through the serial-to-usb bridge to BGX13’s Xpress command interface, and in an STK mode when an EFM8 or EFM32 STK is attached to the board’s expansion header. With Xpress Configurator, a configuration tool in Simplicity Studio, developers can test out configurable parameters in the BGX13, communicate using the terminal window, and export configurations.

MSRP $40.00


Kit Contents

  • BGX13P expansion board
  • 1 x USB micro cable
  • BGX getting started card

Kit Features

  • Wireless Xpress BGX13P module
  • CP2102N serial to USB bridge
  • 2 x mechanical buttons connected to BGX13P I/O
  • 2 x LEDs connected to BGX13P I/O
  • Expansion header and full pin access enables easy interface off-board

Simplicity Studio Features

  • Xpress Configurator
  • EFM8 STK interface demo

Step 1: Plug in Kit and Run Terminal Program

After plugging in your kit, launch a terminal program of your choice. Examples include: Windows Terminal, Terminal on macOS, and TeraTerm. Select the appropriate COM port and set the baud rate to 115200 to connect to the board.

Step 2: Download the BGX Commander Mobile App

Download the BGX Commander mobile app, built using the BG Xpress framework for mobile app development.  With BGX Commander, you can connect and communicate with the BGX13P, as well as perform an over-the-air firmware update on the module.

Step 3: (Optional) Download and Install Simplicity Studio

Xpress Configurator, an application included with Simplicity Studio, provides a graphical interface, terminal window, and context-sensitive documentation to help you learn about the different Bluetooth Xpress parameters. 

Step 4: Run BGX Commander Mobile App and Connect to the BGX13P

Start BGX commander on your mobile app. Scan and connect to the BGX13P module. Now text typed into BGX Commander will be transmitted across the BLE link to the BGX13P and appear in the Xpress Configurator terminal window.  

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