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Performance packed Laser Bee has arrived

Laser Bee (EFM8LB) MCUs offer industry’s smallest 8-bit MCU with highest analog integration.

 

Press Release

EFM8LB Page

 

EFM8LB1 family offers:

 

- High analog integration: a 14-bit ADC, up to four 12-bit DACs, analog comparators, and temperature sensor in packages as small as 3x3 mm2

- High performance MCU: Highly efficient 72 MHz 8051 core with up to 64 kB of flash and 4 kB of RAM

 

Get started today with EFM8LB1 starter kit

 

AN919: Using the EFM8LB1 ADC

AN920: Using the EFM8LB1/BB3 DAC

AN921: Configurable Logic Unit

AN929: Accurate Temperature Sensing with the EFM8 Laser Bee MCU Family

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Registered: ‎04-26-2016

Re: Performance packed Laser Bee has arrived

First noticed this part about Feb, saw it in stock at distributors, added it on a proto run on a previously total analog board. Last week went to order parts, and no distributor had it, Mouser has it listed as "not recommended for new designs". Local rep said SL is transitioning from Rev A to Rev B.

 

Disturbs me when a company does not post revisions like this, and even more so when they let the inventory chain run out. Never had Analog, or Cypress do this on a part I was using.

 

Be more transparent.

M. Simons

Posts: 525
Registered: ‎10-12-2004

Re: Performance packed Laser Bee has arrived

[ Edited ]

Hi M. Simons,

 

Thank you for the feedback!

 

We did identify an issue within our internal processes for Product Change Notices (PCNs) where we may not have informed the distribution channel of the PCN release, and we will update our processes to ensure this doesn’t happen for future releases. Edit: After internal investigation, we found that we did notify the distributors, so we are reaching out to them to see if the notification process was followed on their end. 

 

You can find all the latest documentation for all of our products on our website.  The PCN for Laser Bee is available on this page:

 

http://www.silabs.com/support/pages/document-library.aspx?p=mcus&f=efm8%20laser%20bee

Direct link: http://www.silabs.com/Quality%20Documents/PRCN-1604044-EFM8LB1-RevB.pdf

 

Revision B devices will be available in the upcoming weeks.

 

~Tabi

 

Edit: I also wanted to add a note about automatic documentation updates, since not everyone may know about this feature. You can request updates using the link pictured below in the Documentation Library:

 

get_doc_updates.png 

Tabitha Parker
MCU Applications and Support Manager
Silicon Laboratories
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Registered: ‎04-27-2004

Re: Performance packed Laser Bee has arrived

Tabitha wrote:

We did identify an issue within our internal processes for Product Change Notices (PCNs) where we may not have informed the distribution channel of the PCN release, and we will update our processes to ensure this doesn’t happen for future releases.

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Revision B devices will be available in the upcoming weeks.

To complicate & confuse things, Digikey has -B- parts coming, but they tag all items as -A- on their website.  Mouser correctly shows -B- versions.  Both Distis show lead times.