Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) [NASDAQ: SLAB] has announced a major expansion to its ARM-based Ember ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio delivering unmatched wireless performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Ember ZigBee family offers USB connectivity and a local storage bootloader to help developers reduce bill of material (BOM) cost and system complexity. The EM358x SoC family provides an ideal mesh networking platform for feature-rich, next-generation ZigBee applications for the IoT, which often incorporate multiple processors. Additional features include:

  • A 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver.
  • An ARM Cortex-M3 processor,
  • 256 kB or 512 kB of flash memory.
  • 32 kB or 64 kB of RAM.
  • A configurable total link budget up to 110 dB.
  • 8 dBm transmit power.
  • Pin- and software-compatible drop-in replacements.

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