‘Lowest power’ mcus target IoT applications

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Expanding its family of 8bit, Si10xx wireless microcontrollers, Silicon Labs has launched two new devices for both cost sensitive and performance intensive designs.

Combining the company's sub GHz EZRadio and EZRadioPRO transceivers in a single chip solution, the Si106x and Si108x are optimised to achieve excellent rf performance with the lowest overall power consumption in their class. The devices support worldwide frequency bands from 142 to 1050MHz with low power sleep and active modes for extended battery life. Available in a 5 x 6mm QFN package, SiLabs claims they meet the low energy and rf connectivity requirements of home automation, security and access control, sensor networks, asset tracking and long range control applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). "Offering a combination of extreme energy efficiency, industry leading rf performance and link budget, and the smallest package size in its class, the Si106x/8x wireless mcu family provides an ideal sub GHz connectivity solution for space constrained, power sensitive wireless applications," said Geir Førre, vp of SilLabs' microcontroller products.