Gecko OS

Gecko OS is a highly-optimized yet feature-packed IoT operating system designed specifically to power Silicon Labs hardware platforms with secure wired and wireless networking capabilities. With integrated support for firmware updates and cloud-connectivity, devices powered by Gecko OS can be seamlessly managed from the cloud with just a few clicks. Gecko OS already supports various technologies offered by Silicon Labs including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with others in active development.

Gecko OS offers two consistent API options depending on where your application runs. Applications that run on an external host microprocessor, or on a network connected device such as a smartphone, tablet or PC can use the Xpress Command API. Whereas applications that run on Silicon Labs hardware can use the programmatic Gecko OS native 'C' API along with the Gecko OS Application SDK.


EditionDefining FeaturesTechnologyHardware Supported
Gecko OS 1Introduction of Bluetooth XpressBluetoothBGX13P, BGX13S
Gecko OS 2Wi-Fi Xpress (leveraging ZentriOS)Wi-FiAMW007, AMW037
Gecko OS 4Multiprotocol, Ethernet and Xpress with advanced featuresWi-Fi, EthernetWGM160P