Happy Gecko ARM M0-based USB MCUs from Si Labs

Silicon Labs is producing ARM M0-based USB-enabled MCUs called Happy Gecko which aim to lower USB power drain and simplify USB connectivity. Adding USB interfaces to portable, battery-powered connected devices can double the application current consumption, says Silicon Labs. Happy Gecko USB MCUs have five energy modes enabling applications to remain in an energy-optimal state by spending as little time as ...

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Silicon Labs launches Blue Gecko

Silicon Labs has introduced Blue Gecko which combines its EFM32 Gecko MCU technology with a Bluetooth Smart transceiver on one die combined with the Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart software stack which can transmit +10 dBm or higher output power with its integrated power amplifier and balun. Blue Gecko SoCs are based on the ARM Cortex-M3 and M4 cores and offer 128 to 256kbyte flash sizes and 16 to 32kbyte RAM size ...

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