Get longer range, reduce system power consumption & extend battery life with the new EZRadio and EZRadioPro

Today, we make a good thing even better. Silicon Labs’ new EZRadio and EZRadioPRO families offer the highest levels of RF performance and single-chip integration in the sub-GHz wireless IC market. These sub-GHz wireless ICs provide support for 802.15.4 and WMBus and have long-range capabilities. Ideally suited for battery-powered wireless applications, the EZRadio and EZRadioPRO…

Touch Sensors vs. Mechanical Buttons

In recent years, capacitive touch interfaces have become commonplace on products that have traditionally used mechanical buttons. Products as diverse as remote controls, wall-mounted panels, white goods appliances, and of course smart phones all now routinely use capacitive input surfaces. Despite the popularity of capacitive sensing surfaces, designers should weigh both the advantages and disadvantages…

Overview of 8-bit MCUs in the IoT

Today’s IoT connected device applications need a broad array of MCUs in order to address complex communication challenges in multi-protocol environments. Often, a multitude of MCU interfaces and connectivity technologies have to co-exist on the same die just to accommodate the diverse IoT ecosystem. If you’ve ever deal with RF integration in particular you know…