Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) expanded its ARM-based Ember ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio delivering desirable wireless performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the Internet of Things (IoT). The EM358x family includes six SoC products that combine a 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, 256 kB or 512 kB of flash memory, and 32 kB or 64 kB of RAM with powerful hardware-supported network-level debugging features. The additional memory minimizes the need for a separate system processor, enabling developers to collapse some or all of their multi-processor designs into a single ZigBee SoC to reduce BOM cost and the size of the final product. The EM358x SoC family provides:
- A mesh networking platform for next-generation ZigBee applications for the IoT, which today often incorporate multiple processors.
- Additional flash and RAM memory options to meet the needs of larger, more complex smart energy and home automation designs.
- USB connectivity and a local storage bootloader to help developers reduce bill of material (BOM) cost and system complexity.
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