Feature-rich MCUs help developers tackle complex IoT applications

27-07-2017 | Silicon Labs | Semiconductors

Silicon Labs has expanded its energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko portfolio with industrial-strength MCUs delivering higher performance, more features and lower power. The new MCU family offers the most advanced feature set available in the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building automation, wearables and personal medical applications. The MCUs combine peak 72MHz processing performance, large memory options, peripherals and hardware accelerators, and comprehensive software tools including the industry-leading Micrium OS. IoT applications are growing increasingly complex, driving the need for multiple sensors, sophisticated end-user displays, advanced algorithms and wireless stacks. As power budgets shrink, MCUs must excel at sleep mode to maximize battery life. Giant Gecko MCUs address these challenges by pushing the boundaries of integration, performance and energy efficiency. “Giant Gecko MCUs provide a no-compromise user experience previously available only on more power-hungry MCUs,” said Tom Pannell, senior marketing director for IoT products at Silicon Labs. “The culmination of ten years of Gecko evolution, the Giant Gecko family gives developers a tremendous leap forward in performance, features and design capabilities.”

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