RS Components now stocking starter kit for the industry’s most energy-friendly MCUs

Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Zero Gecko starter kit provides a feature-rich platform for evaluation, prototyping and application development.

May 9, 2014

Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Zero Gecko starter kit provides a feature-rich platform for evaluation, prototyping and application development for the EFM32 Zero Gecko MCU family

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of Silicon Labs’ EFM32™ Zero Gecko Starter Kit, an excellent tool for engineers to get familiar with the EFM32™ Zero Gecko 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), the industry’s most energy-friendly MCUs based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor.

The EFM32ZG-STK3200 starter kit contains sensors and peripherals demonstrating some of the MCU’s many capabilities and can serve as a starting point for application development. The kit features an on-board SEGGER J-Link debugger and an Advanced Energy Monitoring system, allowing engineers to programme, debug and perform real-time current profiling of an application without using external tools.

Other features of the starter kit include:

  • Backup capacitor for RTC mode
  • USB interface for host/device/OTG
  • Low energy sensor interface (LESENSE) demo ready
  • Light, LC (inductive) and touch sensors
  • Free evaluation compiler versions

The Zero Gecko starter kit is supported by the Simplicity Studio software suite, a comprehensive graphical user interface environment for all major computing platforms including Microsoft® Windows®, Linux and Mac/OS X. Available with the kit at no charge, Simplicity Studio provides developers with one-click access to all the information, documentation, energyAware tools, and software and source code libraries needed to quickly develop energy-friendly applications.

 

Zero Gecko starter kit

Zero Gecko starter kit