Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of integrated-circuit (IC) products that combine world-class analog with high-speed digital and FLASH memory in a single, powerful chip. The combination of mixed-signal integration and in-system programmability offers tangible user benefits through higher component integration, greater design flexibility, faster time-to-market, superior system performance, and improved end-product differentiation.
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Silicon Labs' UV Optical Sensor IC family enables sensing UV Index, ambient light, long range proximity, heart rate/pulse oximetry and motion with 2D or 3D gestures. They offer excellent performance under a wide variety of light sources including direct sunlight and under dark glass. The photodiode response and associated digital conversion circuitry deliver excellent immunity to artificial light flicker noise and natural light flutter noise. Silicon Labs is a leading supplier of mixed-signal intelligent sensor solutions that are characterized by superb reliability, compact size, high levels of integration and unmatched ease of use for a variety of applications.
Silicon Labs’ Si70xx Relative Humidity & Temperature Sensors utilize proven techniques for measuring humidity using polymer dielectric film along with CMOS mixed signal integrated circuits. These monolithic ICs combine fully calibrated humidity and temperature sensing elements, an I2C interface and on-chip signal conditioning into a compact, rugged and reliable package. The 1st Generation Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensors include the Si7015 which is a digital relative humidity and temperature sensor that integrates humidity and temperature sensor elements, an analog-to-digital converter and signal processing in a single monolithic CMOS sensor IC. The 2nd Generation includes the Si701x/2x devices that combine fully factory-calibrated humidity and temperature sensor elements with an analog-to-digital converter, signal processing and an I2C host interface.
Silicon Labs EFM32™ Zero Gecko 32-bit Microcontrollers are the latest addition to the Silicon Labs Gecko portfolio of ultra low power and energy friendly 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The EFM32 MCUs are the world’s most energy friendly microcontrollers. With a unique combination of the powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+, innovative low energy techniques, short wake-up time from energy saving modes, and a wide selection of peripherals, the EFM32ZG microcontroller is well suited for any battery operated application as well as other systems requiring high performance and low-energy consumption.
Silicon Labs EFM32™ Wonder Gecko 32-bit Microcontrollers are MCUs based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, which provides a full DSP instruction set and includes a hardware FPU for faster computation performance. Wonder Gecko MCUs feature up to 256kB of flash memory, 32kB of RAM and CPU speeds up to 48MHz. These MCUs incorporate highly differentiated Gecko technology to minimize energy consumption, including a flexible range of standby and sleep modes, intelligent peripherals that allow designers to implement many functions without CPU wake-up and ultra-low standby current. With the lowest active and standby power consumption, the Wonder Gecko is the world's most energy friendly Cortex-M4 MCU.
Silicon Labs' Si823x Isolated Drivers combines two independent, isolated drivers into a single package. The Si8230/1/3/4 are high-side/low-side drivers, and the Si8232/5/6/7/8 are dual drivers. Versions with peak output currents of 0.5A (Si8230/1/2/7) and 4.0A (Si8233/4/5/6/8) are available. All drivers operate with a maximum supply voltage of 24V. The Si823x drivers utilize Silicon Labs' proprietary silicon isolation technology, which provides up to 5kVRMS withstand voltage per UL1577 and fast 60ns propagation times. Driver outputs can be grounded to the same or separate grounds or connected to a positive or negative voltage. The TTL level compatible inputs with >400mV hysteresis are available in individual control input (Si8230/2/3/5/6/7/8) or PWM input (Si8231/4) configurations. High integration, low propagation delay, small installed size, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness make the Si823x family ideal for a wide range of isolated MOSFET/IGBT gate drive applications.
Silicon Labs UPMU-F850-B-EK MCU Development Card enables application development on the C8051F85x/86x MCU device family. The card connects to the MCU card expansion slot on the UDP motherboard and provides complete access to the MCU resources. Each expansion board has a unique ID that can be read out of an EEPROM or MCU on the board, which enables software tools to recognize the connected hardware and automatically select the appropriate firmware image. The target target MCU card can also be detached from the UDP and used alone as a development or demonstration tool.
Silicon Labs Si501-2-3-4-EVB CMEMS Oscillator Evaluation Board is a USB plug-in board that allows for evaluation of the Si50x family of CMEMS oscillators. The Si501-2-3-4-EVB comes completely assembled, tested, and populated with one Si504 device and three empty expansion sites. Si50x CMEMS oscillators are the industry’s first monolithic CMOS+MEMS oscillator, providing staggering production scale and quality control, as well as superior performance, programmability, robustness and reliability to other comparable solutions. The evaluation board includes an evaluation board and USB Type A retractable cable.
Silicon Labs Si5328 is the industry's lowest jitter, most frequency flexible Synchronous Ethernet Clock (SyncE), making it ideal for Ethernet PHYs from GbE to 100GbE. Silicon Labs Si5328 meets all of the jitter, wander, and holdover requirements specified by ITU-T G.8262/Y.1362. This SyncE device supports G.813 EEC Option 1 and EEC Option 2, supporting loop bandwidth options as low as 0.1Hz. Si5328 supports simple configuration via I2C/SPI, easing reconfigurability. Si5328 is ideal for providing clock multiplication and jitter attenuation in high-performance, Synchronous Ethernet timing applications.
Silicon Labs C8051F85x and C805186x 8-bit Flash microcontrollers are highly integrated AEC-Q100 (automotive) qualified MCUs featuring a highly-efficient enhanced 8051 pipelined architecture. These Silicon labs MCUs offer 2 to 8kB Flash, 256/512b RAM, and a 12-bit multi-channel analog to digital converter (ADC). C8051F85x and C8051F86x operate over an extended temperature range (up to 125°C) and include a host of communication peripherals (SMBus/I2C, SPI, UART). This Silicon Labs MCU family also supports three independently configurable enhanced resolution PWM channels and has built-in hardware kill/safe state capability for overcurrent protection and fault detection. C8051F85x and C8051F86x MCUs are an ideal fit for low-memory, low-pin count applications. Development tools are available to evaluate the functionality of these high-performance MCUs.
Silicon Labs Si52111 and Si52112 Tiny Clock PCI Express Clock Generators are the lowest power PCIe devices on the market and help designers address green initiatives. These Silicon Labs PCIe clock generators have the smallest footprint in the industry with an area of less than 2.25mm2 to address consumer applications in which board space is critical. Si5211 and Si52112 do not require the use of termination resistors, thereby helping designers reduce the complexity of board design and save board space. These Silicon Labs devices are ideal for use in a variety of consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and embedded applications.
Silicon Labs Si826x Digital Drivers are the industry's first to provide a digital CMOS drop-in replacement solution for opto-coupled drivers (or opto-drivers). Silicon Labs Si826x drivers offer an ideal configuration, package, and footprint fit for a number of opto-driver products that are used in industrial drives and motor control, solar power inverters, switched mode power supplies (SMPS), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and high-voltage medical equipment. Si826x devices provide superior common-mode transient immunity, more robust performance, and greater reliability than opto-drivers. This makes them ideal solutions for applications such as high power motor control that require long-term performance and longer product warranties (up to 20 years of fail-safe operation).
Silicon Labs Class D Toolstick Demonstration Kit is a cost-effective USB-based evaluation kit that enables developers to add digital Class D audio capabilities to 32-bit embedded designs based on Silicon Labs’ feature-rich SiM3U1xx Precision32™ microcontrollers (MCUs). The new Class D ToolStick kit demonstrates how easy and economical it is to upgrade basic “buzzer/beeper” alert sounds used in personal medical devices, fitness equipment, high-end toys, small appliances and other consumer electronics products to more sophisticated voice prompts, music, sound clips and even streaming audio.
Silicon Labs CP2114 USB Audio to I2S Digital Audio Bridge is the industry’s first crystal-less USB-to-I2S audio bridge designed to support a wide range of codecs and DACs in USB-based audio applications. The CP2114 simplifies the process of transferring audio data from USB to I2S without any code development, speeding time to market for USB audio accessories such as USB speakers, USB headphones and USB music boxes, as well as VoIP systems. The CP2114 includes a USB 2.0 full-speed function controller, USB transceiver, oscillator, one-time programmable read-only memory (ROM), I2S (audio) interface, I2C (control) interface, and UART interface in a compact 5 x 5 mm QFN-32 package ideal for space-constrained portable audio applications.
Silicon Labs Si87xx 5kV Optocoupler Replacement Isolators are pin-compatible, one-channel, drop-in replacements for popular optocouplers with data rates up to 15 Mbps. These devices isolate high-speed digital signals and offer performance, reliability, and flexibility advantages not available with optocoupler solutions. The Si87xx series is based on Silicon Labs' proprietary CMOS isolation technology for low-power and high-speed operation and are resistant to the wear-out effects found in optocouplers that degrade performance with increasing temperature, forward current, and device age. As a result, the Si87xx series offer longer service life and dramatically higher reliability compared to optocouplers.
Silicon Labs CMOS digital isolators are mixed-signal IC solutions that leverage Silicon Labs' superior isolation and high voltage expertise to enhance power system performance, flexibility, and reliability while reducing system size and cost. The entire isolation portfolio supports isolation voltages up to 5kV. Silicon Labs Si84xx digital isolators are the industry’s highest-performance, easiest-to-use, and lowest-cost line of 2.5 to 5kVrms rated digital isolators. These digital isolators are 10 times more reliable than optocouplers. The Si86xx family is the industry’s highest performing, widest channel count series of unidirectional and bidirectional isolators supporting up to reinforced 5kVrms isolation ratings. Based on Silicon Labs’ patented CMOS isolation technology, Si86xx isolators enable robust operation in harsh industrial applications.
Silicon Labs C8051F37x/39x Small Form Factor MCUs are the next generation of Silicon Labs’ best-selling C8051F33x mixed-signal MCUs. These MCUs range in flash size from 4-16 kB and are footprint and code compatible with the field-proven C8051F33x devices while offering faster speed/performance, more RAM, extra features and an extended temperature range. The C8051F39x/37x MCUs are an ideal fit for low-memory, low-pin count applications. By combining a digital crossbar, analog peripherals, high-speed/performance, precision temperature sensor and a precision oscillator all in a small form factor device, the C8051F39x/37x provides a best-in-class solution for a wide range of consumer, industrial, and communication applications.
Silicon Labs Si7005 Digital Temperature / Humidity Sensors feature on-chip signal conditioning circuitry that simplifies the customer's sensing design platform. These Silicon Labs devices feature a sensor sub-system on-chip rather than a building block. This results in considerably lower component count and lower design complexity compared to traditional discrete resistive or capacitive sensor circuits. Silicon Labs Si7005 sensors feature factory calibration for both relative humidity and temperature sensing, eliminating the need for the customer to calibrate the sensor. An optional factory-installed hydrophobic filter for the Si7005 protects the exposed sensor during assembly and offers lifetime protection. Si7005 is ideal for applications that monitor or control humidity and temperature including automotive climate control and defogging, HVAC, refrigeration, weather stations, food processing, printers, asset tracking, and medical instruments such as nebulizers, oxygen concentrators and respiratory therapy equipment. Si7005 humidity sensor evaluation kits are available to simplify evaluation and design.
Silicon Laboratories Si4010 Simplified Key Fob Demo Kit offers AES capability for the 868 MHz band and contains everything needed to become familiar with and evaluate the Si4010 RF SoC. Silicon Laboratories Si4010 Key Fob Demo Kit features five push buttons and one LED output. The Si4010 Key Fob Demo Kit receiver demo
board has a graphic LCD to display received key fob commands.
Ember® EM35x Integrated ZigBee/802.15.4 System-on-Chip (SoC) is now a part of the Silicon Labs family. The EM351 and EM357 Ember® ZigBee chips are the industry’s leading ARM Cortex-M3 based family of ZigBee SoCs delivering unmatched performance, power consumption and code density in a compact package. The EM351 and EM357 combine a 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver with a 32-bit microprocessor, Flash memory and RAM with powerful hardware supported network-level debugging features. Combined with the powerful ecosystem of ARM tools, these devices and tools enable OEMs to simplify development and accelerate time to market.
Silicon Labs' High-Performance Low-Power Precision32™ ARM Cortex M3 MCUs family is engineered to make your job easier. These High-Performance, Low-Power Precision32™ Microcontrollers use a
patented dual-crossbar architecture that allows designers to choose
peripherals and pinout placement without worrying about pre-set
limitations and pin conflicts — simplifying PCB routing, minimizing PCB
layers and ultimately reducing design time and system cost. Based on the ARM® Cortex™-M3 core, the new High-Performance, Low-Power Precision32™ Microcontrollers include USB and non-USB devices with 32-256 kB Flash, 8-32 kB RAM and 40-92 pin packages.
Silicon Labs Si477x Broadcast Radio Receiver and HD Radio Tuner employs 100% RF CMOS technology to bring outstanding receiver performance to the consumer electronics industry. The Si477x receiver family supports worldwide radio reception. The Si477x incorporates a digital preprocessor for the European Radio Data System (RDS) and the North American Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) including all required symbol decoding, block synchronization, error detection, and error correction functions. The Si4777 supports AM/FM HD radio channel reception with digital (I2S) Zero-IF (ZIF) I/Q outputs for interface to an HD radio processor. The Si477x receiver system specifies a minimal bill of materials, resulting in a small board space requirement and making the solution ideal for any consumer electronics application from single tuner radios to multiple tuner radios.
Silicon Labs Unified Development Platform (UDP) offers an innovative, new approach in hardware support, featuring a unified mother board, modular boards, integrated LCD and ample real estate for prototyping, expansion and integration. The UDP platform supports MCU code and firmware development (IDE, Configuration Wizard, example codes etc.), RF design and optimization (WDS support, automatic board detection and firmware download, sample RF code, run-time PHY interface etc.), Networks and protocol stacks (such as the wireless M-Bus stack). The UDP motherboard accepts four types of boards: the target MCU card, the I/O expander card, the radio card, and the EZLink card. The motherboard can be used with an MCU card alone without an I/O card, radio card, or EZLink card. Many individual and additional cards are available to satisfy the requirements for the end application.
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