27 April 2012 Energy Micro unveils ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32 starter kits Energy Micro unveils ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32 starter kits Energy Micro has unveiled two starter kits (STKs) based on the EFM32 Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko microcontrollers that are designed for memory hungry and energy efficient applications. The STKs incorporate onboard debug and current probe functionality alongside all the features required to demonstrate the Gecko MCUs' 400nA sleep modes and 1MB built in Flash memory. With full SEGGER J-Link support, the kits are the first products to feature the enhanced version of Energy Micro's real time current probe, the energyAware profiler. This Advanced Energy Monitoring system (AEM) ensures that current data can be viewed with improved accuracy and 100 times faster than earlier versions, eliminating the need to connect external instruments to find current drains. The EFM32-GGSTK3700 is based on the EFM32GG990F1024, which Energy Micro say is the industry's only energy friendly MCU with 1MB on chip Flash and 128KB RAM memory, while the EFM32LG-STK3600 is fitted with a 256KB EFM32LG990F256 device. These options give designers the opportunity to implement complex embedded designs while maintaining best in class energy efficiency. The STKs are also equipped with light, metal and touch sensors which enable designers to investigate the Gecko´s unique LESENSE Low Energy Sensor interface. This allows passive sensing of 16 sensors without host CPU intervention. The hardware feature set is completed by a USB plug, 32MB on board NAND Flash, lcd and a variety of leds and push buttons. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.energymicro.com/ This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.