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IoT Hero Xively Wants to Ensure a Jetsons-like Future

blog-xively.pngSee how IoT Hero Xively helps companies use the IoT to create new revenue channels, streamline business processes, and design innovative products and services that will transform our everyday lives.

Friday Fun: Iliad of the Transistor

Engineering and art are kindred topics, leaning on one another where properties like time, space, form, and function have to be considered to deliver the best possible expereince. With that in mind, we'd like to share a poem from one of our very own engineers. We hope it starts your weekend off right. 

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December 2016 Member Spotlight: Scotty


We are featuring one of the Silicon Labs Community members who is active or new in the community on a monthly basis to help members connect with each other.

Build your own lightsaber (sounds)! - Part 4

14_title.pngLearn how to configure the differential DAC on the EFM32 to play audio from a MicroSD card.

On the Cutting Edge of Smart Grid Innovation: IoT Hero Nexgrid

Square.jpgNexgrid Founder and CEO Costa Apostolakis shares the unique IoT journey of a utility sector innovator that offers unrestricted monitoring and control of metering and data for electric, water, and gas. 

Build your own lightsaber (sounds) - Part 3

14_title.pngLearn about the internal EFM32 DAC peripheral in single-ended or differential mode output, and connect it to a class D amplifier

Touch and Go: 3 Reasons Our New EFM8 MCUs Will Make Your Next Car Your Favorite

This week we introduced two families of automotive-grade EFM8 MCUs; the ultra-low-power EFM8SB1 Sleepy Bee and the EFM8BB1/BB2 Busy Bee. Here are three reasons they’re going to change the way you look at your car’s mirrors, headlights, and seats.


Build your own lightsaber (sounds)! - Part 2

14_title.pngCreate a simple audio tone on a GPIO pin and then examine that waveform on an oscilloscope with and without a speaker attached.

Simplifying RAN Timing Using DSPLL Technology

Wireless service providers need to expand capacity and coverage, and are deploying heterogeneous networks of small, low-power RAN nodes to do it. We've developed an e-book that describes system requirements, architectures, and other considerations for these deployments. RAN Highlight.png

Build your own lightsaber (sounds)! - Part 1

14_title.pngCombine an accelerometer with a MicroSD card and the EFM32 internal DAC to create a motion-activated sound generator.

Make it Small, Make it Fast, Make it First: Introducing the World’s Smallest Bluetooth Module

Today we introduced the industry's smallest Bluetooth low energy system-in-package (SiP) module, measuring in at just 6.5 mm x 6.5 mm with a built-in chip antenna. The next small thing is here, with lll-in-one Bluetooth connectivity.

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Designing for Signal and Power Supply Isolation

Today, electronics designers face a common set of goals: achieving higher throughput, higher resolution, more efficient systems and reduced time to market. Designing an isolated power supply is often something that takes specialized skills and experience. Getting it right takes time. Isolation Hilight.png

High Quality Audio with I2S - Part 3

13_title.pngBuild a library for the I2S driver files, and learn more about DMA’s role in the wavplayer example