Energy Micro and Mjolner Informatics will jointly demonstrate a smartphone-like graphical user interface running on its EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontroller. This demonstration, developed using Mjolner’s TouchGFX technology and featuring full touch control, can be seen on Energy Micro’s booth at Embedded World. Mjolner will also present a paper in one of the conference sessions at this event to explain more about the features and benefits of TouchGFX for ARM Cortex-M3.
The control of products designed for markets such as home automation, medical, healthcare and industrial applications often depends on a relatively low-cost microcontroller (MCU) platform with limited hardware resources. Increasingly these designs are for handheld, wearable or similar battery-powered devices that also demand a power-saving, low-energy solution. This is all at odds with the type of graphical user interface (GUI) we’ve become familiar with from our smartphones, e-readers and tablets, which normally requires a powerful and expensive high-end MCU based around a processor core such as the ARM9.