Do you know why EFM32 is called Gecko microcontrollers?
It was right before the EFM32 microcontrollers were launched that Geir, Senior VP and General Manager of MCU products, watched a TV program called Life in Cold Blood by Sir David Attenborough. He thought that the EFM32 has a lot in common with a gecko on the program in terms of extreme low power consumption, and named the EFM32 microcontrollers after geckos.
A gecko’s energy consumption is only 10% compared to mammals of the same size. Similarly, the EFM32 consumes only 25% of the energy of competing products while delivering high levels of 32-bit performance based on ARM processor cores.
Here’s a short video about the story behind the name, Gecko, and its technology:
Want to learn more about the Gecko Technology? Here you go: http://www.energymicro.com/technology/efm32-technology-ultra-low-energy