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.
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 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 2,500 to 5,000kVrms 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 5 kVrms 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 Labs C8051T626 mixed-signal USB microcontrollers (MCUs) enhances the capabilities of the C8051T62x series by extending the series' one-time-programmable (OTP) memory from 32K to 64K. Silicon Labs C8051T62x MCUs are designed to provide cost-effective USB connectivity for a wide range of consumer, industrial, and medical applications. These Silicon Labs USB MCUs feature a high-performance processing core (operating at 48 MHz) that enables maximum USB throughput without compromising application performance.
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 has expanded their EZRadio® family of ISM Band ICs with Sub-GHz Receiver (Si4355) and Transceiver (Si4455) as well as development kits for one-way and two-way communication and key fob development with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) capability. This new receiver and transceiver combine plug-and-play simplicity with the flexibility needed to handle a wide variety of applications. Both come in a compact 3 mm x 3 mm package combined with a low external BOM counts makes these devices both space efficient and cost effective. Like all Silicon Laboratories' EZRadio devices, the Si4355 is fully compliant with all worldwide regulatory standards, such as FCC, ETSI, and ARIB.
Silicon Labs' EZRadio® family of fully integrated, low-power,
low-data-rate, cost-effective wireless ICs is designed to meet the needs
of OEMs developing ISM applications for the consumer, industrial and
automotive markets. The EZRadio ISM band receivers and transmitters
target one-way wireless link applications such as remote keyless entry
(RKE), garage door openers, remote controls, home automation and
View the entire EZRadio® family
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 Si890x Isolated Monitoring ADCs are the industry's first isolated 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) products designed specifically for the demands of mains line monitoring. The new Si890x family combines Silicon Labs' patented CMOS based digital isolation technology and its proven ADC technology to create a robust line voltage monitoring and protection solution for power management applications such as solar power inverters, switched-mode and uninterruptible power supplies, and industrial applications with sensors in high-voltage areas requiring isolated data acquisition. The Si890x family provides a much smaller and thinner footprint solution than transformer solutions. Since the Si890x devices integrate the ADC and isolation function, they can transmit power measurements through an isolated serial port for processing by the system controller. The Si890x family features 2.5 and 5 kV isolation ratings that meet critical safety requirements for high-voltage systems such as IEC 60950-1, 61010-1 and 60601-1 standards and UL, CSA and VDE certifications.
Silicon Labs' SL28EB742 Clock Generators are part of an extensive family of Intel-compliant x86 clocks for embedded computing, communications and industrial applications. They feature low power differential output buffers, integrated resistors on differential clocks, wireless friendly 3-bits slew rate control on single-ended clocks, selectable differential CPU frequencies, selectable differential SATA or SRC clocks and selectable 12 or 48 MHz output. These Clock Generators simplify layout with a single 3.3 V rail and maximize integration with up to 7 PCIe clocks.
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.
Silicon Labs' SNAP Enabled Programmable XCVR Development Tools combine Silicon Labs Si1000 wireless MCU enabled with Synapse's SNAP (Synapse Network Appliance Protocol) operating system. These SNAP Enabled Programmable XCVR Development Tools make it easy to deploy scalable, ultra-low power and small-footprint wireless mesh networking solutions for smart metering, building automation, lighting control, personal medical devices, asset tracking systems, and other wireless applications. The Silicon Labs' SNAP Enabled Programmable XCVR Development Tools provides a turnkey hardware /software solution that developers can deploy immediately in their end products. It also offers an easy-to-use development platform for those who want to migrate their wireless designs to high-volume applications using the Si1000 MCU running SNAP as embedded firmware.
Silicon Labs Si5xxx PCIe Evaluation Boards are available for the four and nine output PCIe generators and buffers. Using Si5xxx PCIe Evaluation Boards, customers are able to measure the performance of the device as well as the device power consumption. Silicon Labs Si5xxx PCIe Evaluation Boards are available for the Si52144, Si52147, Si53154, and Si52159.
Silicon Labs Si5xxx PCIe Clock Generators and Buffers offer the industry's highest level of performance per watt for clocking applications required to meet PCI Express® Gen1/2/3 standards, and have 2x lower power consumption than competitors yet provide up to 50% margin to PCI-Express jitter specifications. Silicon Labs Si5xxx PCIe Clock Generators and Buffers fully integrate termination resistors, reduce BOM cost, board space requirements and design complexity. Si5xxx PCIe Clock Generators and Buffers consist of two to nine output solutions that address a wide range of storage, embedded, enterprise, communication and consumer applications.
Silicon Labs C8051F96x Ultra-Low-Power High Efficiency Battery-Powered Metering MCUs are the lowest power, most advanced MCU solution for power sensitive embedded systems used in battery-powered and green energy applications. The C8051F96x family has been designed from the ground up to seamlessly interoperate with Silicon Labs' EZRadioPRO® sub-GHz transceivers. The C8051F96x implements the three primary strategies to address each area of the power budget (reduce active mode time, reduce sleep mode power, and improve efficiency of moving energy from the battery to the system).
Silicon Labs Si102x/3x Ultra Low Power RF Microcontrollers are fully integrated mixed-signal System-on-a-Chip wireless MCUs. Silicon Labs Si102x/3x Ultra Low Power RF Microcontrollers feature 240-960 MHz EZRadioPRO(R) transceiver, power efficient on-chip dc-dc buck converter, high-speed pipelined 8051-compatible microcontroller core (up to 25 MIPS), and in-system, full-speed, non-intrusive debug interface (on-chip). With on-chip power-on reset, VDD monitor, watchdog timer, and clock oscillator, Silicon Labs Si102x/3x Ultra Low Power RF Microcontrollers are truly stand-alone system-on-a-chip solutions. The flash memory can be reprogrammed even in-circuit, providing non-volatile data storage, and also allowing field upgrades of the 8051 firmware. User software has complete control of all peripherals, and may individually shut down any or all peripherals for power savings.
Silicon Labs IRMFB Evaluation Kit demonstrates the flexibility and configurability of the Si114x product family, the industry's lowest power, longest range, multi-LED optical sensors. The top side of the IRMFB Evaluation Kit features a Si1143 three irLED "thumbscroll" implementation which allows a user to swipe over the sense array and navigate a 3 mm x 3 mm array of blue LED's. A tap to select gesture is also supported on this thumbscroll demo which blinks the selected LED. The back of the Silicon Labs IRMFB Evaluation Kit features a Si1141 single irLED range detection demo capable of sensing distances up to 30 cm for a hand and up to a meter for a torso. The blue LED array on the long range demo progressively lights up as a detectable object moves closer to the sensor. Applications include E-book readers, notebooks/netbooks, consumer electronics, and smoke detectors.
The Si82xx ISOdriver Evaluation Kit provides a platform for evaluating several different isolated gate driver products. The Si82xx ISOdriver Evaluation Kit is intended to simplify basic functional testing and engineering validation of the ISOdriver devices. For each device unique power and ground screw terminals are available for connection with the user's evaluation system. The high side driver has a bootstrap circuit available as a jumper option. Also, accommodation is made for user installed power transistors and gate resistors. Each ISOdriver Evaluation Kit contains one each of the following: Si8220, Si8233, Si8234, and Si8235.
Silicon Labs offers ISOvolt 35/55 Kits to help system designers with providing the necessary isolated power supply for the secondary side of the isolation interface. These Silicon Labs ISOvolt 35/55 Kits provide a plug and play solution for up-to 3W of isolated continuous output power with 78% efficiency, fold-back current limiting, thermal protection and flexibility to allow for 3 V or 5 V inputs and outputs. For 3 V inputs and 5 V outputs, the ISOvolt35 Kit provides the right transformer design while the ISOvolt55 Kit provides the right solution for a 1:1 voltage transfer for a 3 V or 5 V power source.
Silicon Laboratories Si4010 DAAKF Key Fob Demo Kits with AES capability for the 434 or 868 MHz band contains everything needed to become familiar with and evaluate the Si4010 RF SoC. Silicon Laboratories Si4010 DAAKF Key Fob Demo Kits feature five push buttons and one LED output, a PCB antenna, and a battery in a plastic case.The Si4010 DAAKF Key Fob Demo Kits use hardware-accelerated 128-bit advanced encryption standard (AES) encryption and rolling counter for RKE application; the receiver demo board has a graphic LCD to display received key fob commands.
Silicon Labs offers ISOModem Evaluation Board, which provides the system designer with an easy way of evaluating the ISOmodem. The Silicon Labs ISOModem Evaluation Board eliminates the need for a separate DSP data pump, modem controller, memories, codec, isolation transformers, relays, opto-isolators and a 3-4 wire hybrid. The ISOmodem Evaluation Board is ideal for embedded modem and voice applications due to its small board area, controller based architecture, low power consumption and global compliance.
The Silicon Labs MCUniversity Kit contains all the materials needed by students, including a ToolStick University Starter Kit, Embedded Programming Textbook, Silicon Labs MCU Selector Guide, engineer pad, and pen. The Toolstick University Starter Kit included in the Silicon Labs MCUniversity Kit is a complete development platform for MCUniversity course lab exercises. The ToolStick base adapter provides a USB debug interface and data communications path between a Windows PC and the C8051F020 microcontroller. The base adapter is powered from the USB port and also provides power to the University Daughter Card. The C8051F020 microcontroller and application circuitry are located on the daughter card.
Silicon Laboratories' portfolio of highly integrated, mixed-signal solutions enables customers to build higher performance systems with differentiated features at a lower cost. Click below to view end system solutions for the following applications.
This step by step video highlights the new QuickSense Studio using the Touchless Slider EK. See how quickly and easily you can implement complex gesture recognition using intuitive software development tools for configuring, building and calibrating active infrared sensing systems.
See a demonstration of the QuickSense API and learn about the structure of the projects created by the QuickSense Configuration Wizard. The demo starts with an overview of the API and makes its way through the files that make up the QuickSense API project for capacitive sensing.
Follow along with this demonstration of the Keyboard Evaluation Kit. This application example uses the KEYBOARD-EK to illustrate the use of capacitive sensing switches using the C8051F700 family of MCUs with Silicon Labs Capacitance to Digital Converter (CDC) technology.
See how you can implement capacitive and IR sensors in minutes! This video takes you step by step through the features and operation of the QuickSense™ Studio application, a common development environment that simplifies characterization of capacitive and IR sensing systems using Silicon Labs human interface products.
Lower the power consumption in your design! The C8051F9xx is the industry's lowest-power MCU and the first MCU able to operate down to 0.9 V with support for single and dual battery operation. The part provides all key attributes for low-power applications.
Replace your crystal XO with a drop-in compatible all-silicon XO. Short lead times, highest reliability and unmatched performance make this an ideal part for high volume applications. Discover how to generate your own part number!
Reduce system cost with a highly-integrated 8-bit MCU architecture. The C8051F50x offers an integrated CAN to LIN gateway with no external timing components in a 5x5 mm package. Silicon Labs is an ISO/TS16949 registered company.