Simplicity Studio Software

Simplicity Studio is the core development environment designed to support the Silicon Labs IoT portfolio of SoCs and modules. It provides access to target device-specific web and SDK resources in the Launcher; software and hardware configuration tools; an integrated development environment (IDE) featuring industry-standard code editors, compilers and debuggers; and advanced, value-add tools for network analysis and code-correlated energy profiling.

Simplicity Studio is designed to simplify developer workflow as it intelligently recognizes all evaluation and development kits released by Silicon Labs and then makes appropriate SDKs and development resources readily available to the user.  While Simplicity Studio also provides a feature-rich Eclipse and GNU toolchain-based IDE, developers may also use the other features of Simplicity Studio in conjunction with their own development environments.

Simplicity Studio is an industry-leading suite of tools offered cost-free to developers building products with the Silicon Labs portfolio of EFM8, EFM32, EFR32, EM35x, and EFP. Simplicity Studio supports customers looking to develop both simple projects through to complex, power-optimized applications and robust mesh networks.

Develop Bluetooth 5.2 IoT Applications with BG22

Bluetooth device shipments are forecast to grow 26 percent by 2023 (from 4 billion units in 2019 to 5.4 billion units). Silicon Labs designed the EFR32BG22 (BG22) SoCs to meet the unique requirements of high-volume, battery-powered Bluetooth products. Featuring an ultra-low transmit and receive power (3.6 mA TX at 0 dBm, 2.6 mA RX) and a high-performance, low-power M33 core (27 µA/MHz active, 1.2 µA sleep) – BG22 delivers industry-leading energy efficiency that can extend coin cell battery life beyond five years.


The EFR32BG22C224 SoC provides IQ sampling and access to 125 kB and 500 kB Bluetooth LE Coded PHYs, which can increase RX sensitivity to -106.7 dBm. The SoC increases operating temperature to +125 ºC and extends flash memory up to 512 kB to support applications requiring direction finding capabilities or low-power mesh nodes.


EFR32BG22C222 SoC targets applications requiring more compute power (with a 76.8 MHz M33 core), more I/Os (up to 26 GPIOs) and higher TX power (+6 dBm).


The EFR32BG22C112 SoC targets high-volume, cost-sensitive applications such as asset tracking tags by eliminating the need for an external sleep crystal. These SoCs provide access to 1 Mbps and 2 Mbps Bluetooth PHYs, along with a 38.4 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 core, 18 GPIOs and 352 kB of flash memory with radio characteristics of 0 dBm transmit (TX) and an industry-leading -99 dBm receive (RX) (1M PHY) sensitivity.