Welcome to 2014 Embedded World

The Silicon Labs team will be participating at 2014 Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, 25th-27th Feb, at Booth A4-118 to demonstrate ultra-low-energy solutions for the Internet of Things applications. As Geir Førre (Sr. VP and GM of Silicon Labs’ microcontroller products) mentioned, the next wave of connected devices will require energy-friendly MCUs that extend battery…

Why faster processing saves energy

Why EFM32 Wonder Gecko microcontrollers The 32-bit Wonder Gecko is the latest and most advanced EFM32 microcontroller family based on the ARM Cortex-M4 CPU. The EFM32 Wonder Gecko enables faster processing of complex data, shorter time in active mode, ultra-low power consumption even at high temperature, and autonomously operation in all sleep modes. With built-in…

Save CPU cycles with the ARM Cortex-M Sleep-on-Exit

Rasmus’ tips for ARM Cortex-M energy efficiency #2.  Rasmus is a Support & Training manager at Energy Micro, supporting customers with technical articles, seminars, and video materials. He also operates “The Lizard Lounge” forum open to everyone to share engineering ideas and application design tips. In a series of posts on the Energy Micro blog, I´ll…

From AVR to ARM: The shift to 32-bit MCUs in the embedded world

Alf-Egil Bogen, CMO of Energy Micro, talks about the migration from AVR to ARM based microcontrollers over decades.  It is interesting to see how microprocessor architectures have gone from being a significant differentiator to being a “not important” factor. Being one of the inventors of the AVR the transition to ARM has been a long journey. How…