Electronica 2012: Energy Micro offers free Gecko kits
Energy Micro has teamed up with distributor Codico to hand out free EFM32GG-STK3700 Giant Gecko microcontroller starter kits at Electronica 2012, in Munich.
To qualify for a free kit, which can be used as the starting point of the development of most energy efficient applications, visitors register their interest at the booth of Energy Micro (A4.442) or Codico (A5.507).
Each starter kit features a capacitive touch slider, battery operation, SEGGER J-Link debugger, and support for Energy Micro’s free energyAware Profiler tool.
The onboard EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontroller features the ARM Cortex-M3 processor and 1024kbyte flash memory. Options include USB, direct drive TFT, LCD control, 12-bit ADC, op-amps, multiple serial interfaces and CPU speeds up to 48MHz.
Additional low energy features include the Low Energy Sensor interface (LESENSE) which allows capacitive, inductive and resistive sensor processing at the 1µA level.
Many more autonomous low energy peripherals are available that enable control algorithms in Deep Sleep Mode, without CPU intervention, with a current consumption of about 1µA in total.
In addition to the free kit, designers can obtain free samples of EFM32 Gecko microcontrollers directly from Energy Micro