New MCUs for performance-intensive IoT applications

05-06-2018 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser is now stocking the EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko Series 1 MCUs from Silicon Labs. Part of that company's energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko portfolio, the series are industrial-strength microcontrollers that achieve higher performance, more features and lower power. The family gives an advanced feature set, targeting IoT, smart metering, wearable tech, asset tracking, industrial and building automation, and personal medical applications. The microcontrollers combine peak 72MHz processing performance, large memory options, peripherals and hardware accelerators, and a full range of software tools. The MCUs are based on a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 core with up to 2048Kbytes of flash program memory and up to 512Kbytes of RAM data memory to support performance-intensive applications. The family provides a safe, secure platform for building applications with best-in-class cryptography. The microcontrollers feature a high-performance, energy-efficient security accelerator, an SMU supporting fine-grained security for peripheral access, and a NIST-certified TRNG for higher security randomisation. The cryptographic hardware engine also supports AES, ECC, and SHA security encryption. The microcontrollers are software compatible across the entire EFM32 MCU and EFR32 Wireless Gecko SoC portfolio, allowing developers to decreased design time and cost. Also, Silicon Labs' Simplicity Studio development tools support the Gecko MCUs, giving creators one-click access to everything required to complete projects in a unified Eclipse-based environment.