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RTOS Development Made Easy

Want to get a visual feel for how an RTOS operates and schedules events? This blog walks us through how to get started with μC/OS-III from Micrium on the Silicon Labs EFM32 Giant Gecko, using SystemView from SEGGER.

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Choose Wisely: An MCU is Only As Good as Its Development Tools

Selecting an MCU also means selecting development tools, and to help you make the best decision we've collected all the information you need about our EFM32 Starter Kits.

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The (G) Force is Strong with these RGB LEDs

What happens when you mix some LEDs, a BGM111 Bluetooth Smart Module, and a BLED112 Bluetooth Smart Dongle? You get motion-responsive lighting. 

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2015: A Look Back at the Content You Found Most Useful

2016 is in full swing, but before we leave 2015 in the rearview for good we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the content our community found the most useful last year. Best of 2015 Pic.png

Build a Super Mario-Inspired Coin Cube!

Right before the holidays we brought you the plans for our annual holiday ornament. This year one of our employees decided to up the ante and create a touch sensitive, musical ornament inspired by one of the most ubiquotous video games in history. 

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Choosing Between an 8-bit or 32-bit MCU - Part 2

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This blog series compares use cases for 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs and serves as a guide on how to choose between the two MCU architectures.

Choosing Between an 8-bit or 32-bit MCU - Part 1

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This blog series compares use cases for 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs and serves as a guide on how to choose between the two MCU architectures.

Superfast Sensor Evaluation Using the EFM8 Sleepy Bee

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The EFM8 Sleepy Bee and Simplicity Studio make comparing sensors for your design superfast and easy.

Add USB Easy as 1-2-3

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Sometimes we forget to add USB to our designs, or we need USB to access the design more efficiently from our development platform. You'll be surprised how easy it can be to add USB. 

Video review of the EFM8 8-bit MCU family by David Jones on EEVblog

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David Jones, an electronic design engineer and a video blogger hosting EEVblog.com, opened his mailbag and found three EFM8 Bee family development kits

The latest BUZZ around EFM8 8-bit MCUs

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A new generation of energy friendly microcontrollers, EFM8 MCUs feature small packages, low cost and brings simplicity to 8-bit.

EZR32 - The One Chip Wireless Solution to All Your Integrated RF and MCU Needs

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What do you get when you combine an energy friendly 32-bit MCU with a high performance, low power radio? 

Semiconductor Temperature Sensor Accuracy

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Temperature is not something you can take chances with, particularly when you’re shipping or storing food or pharmaceuticals. 

Simplifying Timing in Your Data Center

pciebuffersheader.JPGSkyrocketing network bandwidth demands – driven by consumer mobile devices and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and others – are pushing Internet Infrastructure suppliers to develop equipment supporting dramatically higher data rates and system port densities. Your equipment must be flexible to carry a wide range of voice, data and video traffic to connect users to their content.