Energy Micro has extended its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of products based on the ARM Cortex-M4F core. The addition of 60 new EFM32 Wonder Gecko devices brings the total number of variants within the Gecko range to over 240 – the industry’s most comprehensive range of pin- and code-compatible devices for low-energy embedded applications, according to the company.
The new controllers 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.
Equipped with up to 256K Flash memory and 32K RAM. The new M4F family can achieve active mode current consumption of just 180µA/MHz. Devices provide a deep sleep mode that consumes just 400nA with RTC running, a shut-off mode requiring only 20nA and wake-up time as short as 2µs.
The LESENSE function block, a generic low energy sensor interface, enables monitoring of a mix of up to 16 capacitive, inductive or resistive sensors independently of the processor core. This allows designers to maintain basic functionality while keeping the processor in sleep or shut-off mode for as long as possible.
The Wonder Gecko processors will be available in sample quantities in Q3 2012, with pricing starting at $2.64 at 100K devices.
Energy Micro’s Gecko microcontroller portfolio consists of more than 240 variants based on the ARM Cortex-M processor cores, and includes Gecko Technology benchmarked to consume just a quarter of the energy of competing 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit MCUs.
See the Wonder Gecko introduction video
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