RS Components (RS) has announced the availability of Silicon Labs” EFM32 Zero Gecko Starter Kit, a new tool designed for engineers to help them get familiar with the EFM32 Zero Gecko 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), an energy-friendly MCU 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 program, 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.
Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Zero Gecko starter kit is available to order direct from stock at RS Components for same-day dispatch.