|[April 24, 2012]
Energy Micro Unveils Giant Starter Kits for Memory-Hungry and Energy Efficient Applications
OSLO, Norway --(Business Wire)--
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company,
today introduced two feature rich starter kits (STKs) for designers
building more complex battery-powered products such as portable health
and fitness devices and smart accessories. Based on the already
available EFM32 Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko microcontrollers, the new
STKs incorporate onboard debug and current probe functionality and all
of the features required to demonstrate the Gecko MCUs' 400nA sleep
modes and 1MB built-in Flash memory.
The two EFM32 starter kits support the most memory rich devices within
the 240-strong ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-M EFM32 Gecko family. Including full SEGGER
J-Link support, the kits are the first products to feature the enhanced
version of Energy Micro's real-time current probe, the energyAware
profiler. This Advanced Energy Monitoring system (AEM) ensures that
current data can be viewed with improved accuracy and 100 times faster
than earlier versions, eliminating the need to connect external
instruments to find current drains.
The EFM32-GGSTK3700 is based on the EFM32GG990F1024, the industry's only
energy-friendly MCU with 1MB on-chip Flash and 128KB RAM (News - Alert) memory, while
the EFM32LG-STK3600 is fitted with a 56KB EFM32LG990F256 device. The
generous range of memory options gives designers the opportunity to
implement complex embedded designs while maintaining best in class
energy efficiency. Both the Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko MCU can
directly control a TFT display and feature a USB driver that supports
the Host, Device and On-the-Go (OTG) protocols.
The new EFM32 Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko STKs are additionally
equipped with light, metal and touch sensors. These enable designers to
investigate the Gecko´s unique LESENSE Low Energy Sensor interface,
which allows passive sensing of 16 sensors without host CPU
intervention. The hardware feature set is completed by a USB plug, 32MB
on-board NAND Flash, LCD and a variety of LEDs and push-buttons.
All Energy Micro development kits are supported by Simplicity Studio.
This free EFM32 development software suite includes all the latest
documentation, examples, software and drivers for Gecko designers.
With the EFM32 Leopard- and Giant Gecko MCUs running in full production,
the EFM32GG-STK3700 and EFM32LG-STK3600 starter kits are available for
orders now, priced at $79 USD each.
to find your local EFM32 Starter Kit distributor. You can watch the kit
in action here: youtu.be/sL45obwXvZA
or visit the kits' homepage here: energymicro.com/tools
for more information.
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