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RS stocks Silicon Labs Zero Gecko Starter Kit

RS Components now stocking starter kit for the industry’s most energy-friendly MCUs based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core

Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Zero Gecko starter kit provides a feature rich platform for evaluation, prototyping and application development for the EFM32 Zero Gecko MCU family

Johannesburg, South Africa, – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of Silicon Labs’ EFM32™ Zero Gecko Starter Kit, an excellent tool for engineers to get familiar with the EFM32™ Zero Gecko 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), the industry’s most energy-friendly MCUs based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor.

The EFM32ZG-STK3200 starter kit contains sensors and peripherals demonstrating some of the MCU’s many capabilities and can serve as a starting point for application development. The kit features an on-board SEGGER J-Link debugger and an Advanced Energy Monitoring system, allowing engineers to program, debug and perform real-time current profiling of an application without using external tools.

Other features of the starter kit include:

• Backup capacitor for RTC mode
• USB interface for host/device/OTG
• Low energy sensor interface (LESENSE) demo ready
• Light, LC (inductive) and touch sensors
• Free evaluation compiler versions

The Zero Gecko starter kit is supported by the Simplicity Studio software suite, a comprehensive graphical user interface environment for all major computing platforms including Microsoft® Windows®, Linux and Mac/OS X. Available with the kit at no charge, Simplicity Studio provides developers with one-click access to all the information, documentation, energyAware tools, and software and source code libraries needed to quickly develop energy-friendly applications.

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About RS Components
RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development. With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.
RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process. The RS catalogue, available at www.rsonline.co.za, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications. Free access to technical advisors and 90 000 datasheets ensure the correct product choice. Order placement is easily facilitated through www.rsonline.co.za, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter. Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.
It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases. Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions.
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RS Components South Africa
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