Energy Micro introduced two feature-rich starter kits (STKs) for designers building complex battery-powered products such as portable health and fitness devices and smart accessories.
Based on the already available EFM32 Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko microcontrollers, the new STKs incorporate onboard debug and current probe functionality, and all of the features required to demonstrate the Gecko MCUs’ 400nA sleep modes and 1MB built-in Flash memory.
The two EFM32 starter kits support the most memory-rich devices within the 240-strong ARM Cortex-M EFM32 Gecko family. Including 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.