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Development kit for Energy Micro Gecko MCU

Posted: 27 Mar 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Energy Micro AS has unleashed a development kit for its EFM32 Gecko MCU family. The kit includes full SEGGER J-Trace and J-Link support that eliminated the need for additional debugging tools, noted the company.

The Gecko development kitEFM32G-DK3550is equipped with ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32G890F128 MCU. It is based on the main board from the bigger Leopard and Giant Gecko kits, providing an extensive range of features, and helping to speed up development cycles, Energy Micro indicated.


The kit includes SEGGER J-Trace and J-Link support.

When using the EFM32G-DK3550, designers can directly access the Gecko MCU's LCD and external bus interfaces. In addition, the board features a full color 320 x 240 resistive touch TFT display, supporting switches, a joystick and LEDs.

The kit also includes a large, replaceable prototyping area, 16MB NOR flash and 4MB PSRAM, Ethernet MAC/PHY, support for MicroSD, audio I/O and I2S DAC, as well as an on-board USB debug interface. An on-board Advanced Energy Monitoring (AEM) system enables easy visualization of the prototype's energy consumption.

Supporting the EFM32G-DK3550 is Energy Micro's Simplicity Studio suite that includes the energyAware Profiler. Interfacing directly with the kit's AEM system via USB, all relevant system data can be read out and presented on a host computer as real-time graphs of current consumption and the related object code. Simplicity Studio further contains all relevant EFM32 Gecko code examples and application notes, and ensures that developers always have the latest available information from Energy Micro, touted the company.

The EFM32-DK3550 is available now, starting at $309.

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