In this review I would like to present my first encounter with EFM8 SLEEPY BEE starter kit (SLSTK2011A), included how to bring live the necessary tools and how I started to realize a simple project using onboard LCD, ADC and different low power modes of this microcontroller.
As a beekeeper and a microcontroller hobbyist I always wanted to create something with a microcontroller to aid me with my beekeeping hobby. The SENSOR-PUCK looks like a good basis to monitor the health of a beehive so I entered the SENSOR-PUCK contest with my idea and was more than happy when I received a SENSOR-PUCK as the price in my mail.
I received an email saying that I had won a free MCU development kit. A few days later I got a text while I was at work saying my package had arrived. I couldn't wait to get started learning and working with the C8051F970 MCU development kit.
Join David Lynch on his journey to write a book on entry-level embedded development. This blog series will bring you up to speed on Silicon Labs´ EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family and quickly give you the “big picture” of turning computer code into electronics gadgets.
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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 all-in-one Bluetooth connectivity.
Kevin Smith is one of our senior applications engineering managers, and in this Timing 101 series, he’ll explore some of the most common challenges in this area and ways to address them. In this first post, Kevin takes a look at what happens when a test yields unexpected results.