The story behind the Gecko microcontrollers

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

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