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Embedded World 2017


Silicon Labs will showcase the latest products at Embedded World 2016 in Nuremburg, Germany, Mar. 14-16, at Booth 4A-128. 

CES 2017 Recap: In its 50th Year, CES Finds its Voice

We spent last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, and what a week it was. 2016 was clearly dominated by voice control. Here are or thoughts on that and some of our other observations from the event.


Tying the IoT Together: Wireless Protocols

As you know, the number of devices for the connected home is growing faster than you can say “Alexa.”  And as this world expands, it’s important to understand the way in which all of these devices communicate with each other.Protocol Highlight.png

IoT Hero Airthings: Helping Customers Breathe Easily

blog-airthings2.jpgIoT Hero Airthings just launched Wave, a smart radon detector that couples sleek design with cutting-edge sensing technology to save lives. 

2016 Silicon Labs Community Highlights


As 2017 approaches we wanted to recap some of the highlights that made the Silicon Labs Community even better this year.

Heading to Vegas for CES 2017

Nearly 180,000 people attended CES last year, and 2017 marks the event's 50th anniversary. Silicon Labs will be there, so stop by and see what we're up to. 


Build Your own Lightsaber (Sounds)! - Part 5


Blend sound effects for playback through the EFM32 internal DAC and connect an accelerometer to induce motion-activated sounds

Happy Holidays: Bringing a Futuristic Smart Home to Life

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The holidays are upon us, whch means its gift-giving time. Thanks to the explosion in popularity of IoT products, there’s lots of great stuff to choose from. 


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.