Energy Micro has just announced the availability of the EFM32G-DK3550 development kit based on ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32G890F128 MCU. The kit (pictured below) is based on the main board from the bigger Leopard and Giant Gecko kits and supports SEGGER J-Trace and J-Link in order to reduce the need for additional debugging tools.
Here are the development kit specifications:
- EFM32G890F128 Gecko Cortex-M3 MCU
- 4MB PSRAM
- 16MB NOR-Flash
- 320 x 240 RGB resistive touch TFT display
- Ethernet MAC/PHY
- microSD slot
- audio I/O and I2S DAC
- USB debug interface, SEGGER J-Link debugger
- Advanced Energy Monitoring (AEM) system to monitor the prototype’s energy consumption.
- 2x RS232, IrDA
- Switches, Joystick, LEDs, potentiometer…
- EXP32 Prototyping area (right side of the picture)
For software development, Energy Micro provides Simplicity Studio suite, which includes energyAware Profiler that can interface with the AEM system via USB, gather all relevant system data, and display real-time graphs of current consumption on a computer. Simplicity Studio also contains EFM32 Gecko code examples and application notes.
The EFM32-DK3550 kit is available now for 309 USD.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.