SiLabs has ARM-based SoCs for the IoT

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Expanding its Ember ZigBee portfolio, Silicon Labs has taken the wraps off a new ARM-based SoC family aimed at advanced smart energy and home automation applications.

The EM358x series is said to deliver unmatched wireless performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the Internet of Things (IoT). Six SoC products make up the range, all of which combine a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, 256 or 512kB of flash memory and 32 or 64kB of RAM. The devices also come with USB connectivity and a local storage bootloader to help developers reduce BOM cost and system complexity. An on-chip USB peripheral has been included to simplify system programming and eliminate the need for an external USB controller, further reducing system cost. Geir Førre, senior vice president and general manager of Silicon Labs' microcontroller and wireless products, said: "By offering more memory and connectivity options, our EM358x SoCs make it easier and more cost effective to deploy ZigBee in a wide range of home automation and smart energy applications."