26 May '15, 4pm

Cortex-M0+ Handles Energy-Sensitive Applications @siliconlabs

Cortex-M0+ Handles Energy-Sensitive Applications @siliconlabs

Silicon Labs’ 32-bit, Cortex-M0+ Happy Gecko (Fig. 1 ) is designed to minimize power requirements across the board. It includes a crystal-less, low energy USB interface making it ideal for energy sensitive applications. It has a range of energy management modes plus a 6-channel Peripheral Reflex System (PRS) that allows autonomous inter-peripheral communication even when the processor is in sleep mode. The PRS allows the output of one peripheral to trigger another. This includes the 6-channel DMA. The chip also includes an array of ultra-low power digital and analog peripherals. Related M0+ Core Cuts Gecko MCU Power Consumption Low Cost, Low Power 32-bit Cortex-M0+ Takes Aim At 8-bit Space Starting a Gecko EFM32 Micro The 25 MHz Happy Gecko has up to 64 Kbytes of flash and 8 Kbytes of RAM. In addition to the USB interface, the chip has a pair of high-speed USARTs with SPI ...

Full article: http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/cortex-m0-ha...

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