Energy Micro EFM32 Giant Gecko Microcontrollers

Energy Micro revealed details of their new EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontroller product family. The 32-bit Giant Gecko (GG) MCUs feature Flash configurations up to 1024KB with the added option of embedded USB connectivity. The EFM32GG microcontrollers are ideal for energy sensitive applications with high memory requirements. The EFM32 Giant Gecko from Energy Micro will begin sampling in Q1’2011 and pricing will start at $2.5 USD each in 100k quantities.

Energy Micro EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontrollers

EFM32 Giant Gecko Microcontrollers Features

  • 48 EFM32GG microcontrollers
  • 64, 128, 256, 512 or 1024 KB Flash memory blocks
  • 32KB or 128KB RAM
  • Pin and software compatibility with the existing Gecko product family
  • Package options include QFN64, QFP100 and BGA112
  • Built around the ARM Cortex-M3 processor architecture
  • Energy usage a quarter of that of alternative 8-, 16- or 32-bit microcontrollers
  • Wake-up time of just 2µs
  • Current consumption of 180µA per MHz executing code from Flash, 900nA in deep sleep mode and 20nA in shut off mode
  • Capable of extending typical battery life by 300%
  • Embedded USB connectivity option will be USB2.0 compliant at full speed (12Mbit/s)
  • Integrating 2KB endpoint buffers and handling up to 10 endpoints
  • Support for USB host and on-the-go configurations as well as bootloader over USB
  • Dual I2C and up to 5 USART/UART serial interfaces
  • 8-channel, 12-bit ADC using 200µA at full resolution and 1Msamples/sec conversion rate
  • 4×40 segment LCD controller using 900nA
  • Low Energy UART consuming just 100nA at 9600baud
  • 128/256-bit AES accelerator block for wireless encryption/decryption duties

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