MCU Starter Kit helps build energy-efficient applications.
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Energy Micro Launches Starter Kit for Energy Friendly Microcontroller Range
Energy Micro AS
P.O.Box 4633 Nydalen
Oslo, , N-0405, Norway
Oslo, Norway - Energy Micro®, the energy friendly microcontroller company, has introduced a low cost starter kit for its EFM®32 Gecko microcontroller family. Priced at $69, the kit provides all the basic functionality a system developer needs to build energy efficient applications based on the 32-bit ARM®Cortex(TM)-M3-based EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers, proven to consume less than a quarter of the energy of other 8,16 and 32-bit microcontrollers.
The starter kit board features Energy Micro's EFM32G890F128 microcontroller, a 160 segment LCD display driven by the microcontroller's energy efficient on-chip LCD controller, and a touch slider to demonstrate the microcontroller's capacitive sensor interface capability. Other I/O facilities include 4 x LEDs, 2 x push buttons and a dedicated MCU reset button. All unused I/O is terminated at the board edge for users to access via a standard PCB header. An expansion port is also included for more complex application development.
To enable users to further optimise application energy efficiency, Energy Micro's unique Advanced Energy Monitoring system (AEM) means current consumption data can be accurately viewed in real time, allowing adverse energy drains to be identified and remedied at an early stage. To simplify application debugging and programming the on-board J-Link emulator is accessible via both USB and standard 20-pin connectors.
The starter kit is supported by Energy Micro's energyAware(TM) software library, built around ARM's standard CMSIS abstraction layer. Third party support includes IAR's Embedded Workbench®, Keil's MDK-ARM, and CrossWorks from Rowley Associates.
The EFM32 Gecko starter kit is available from Energy Micro's regular distribution channels: http://www.energymicro.com/buy and is priced at $69 USD. Further information at: http://www.energymicro.com/products/tools
For further information and reader enquiries:
Oyvind Borgan, Energy Micro AS, PO Box 4633, Nydalen, N-405 Oslo, Norway
Tel:+47 23 00 98 00
Fax:+47 23 00 98 01
About Energy Micro
Energy Micro develops, markets and sells the world's most energy friendly microcontrollers, based on the industry leading ARM® Cortex(TM)-M3 32-bit architecture. The company was founded in 2007 by experienced semiconductor professionals with previous expertise from Chipcon, Texas Instruments, Atmel and Nordic Semiconductor. More information on Energy Micro is available at www.energymicro.com.