Simplify MCU and Wireless Design

Simplicity Studio provides one-click access to design tools, documentation, software and support resources for EFM32™, EFM8™, 8051, Wireless MCUs and Wireless SoCs.

Simplicity Studio

Energy Profiler: Optimize Energy Consumption

Simplicity Studio Energy Profiler
Analyze current consumption in real time with the Energy Profiler. Quickly identify areas of code that draw the most current and visualize energy consumption by line of code.

Network Analyzer: Improve Wireless Connections

Simplicity Studio Network Analyzer
Take advantage of a packet tracer and network analysis features including API tracing and a virtual UART in the Network Analyzer. Combine the Network Analyzer with the Energy Profiler to create systems with the most robust networks and the smallest batteries.

Simplicity IDE: Select the Ideal Tool-chain

Simplicity Studio IDE
Simplicity Studio includes a free GNU tool-chain based (gcc and gdb), Keil® (for 8-bit MCUs) and an eclipse IDE. Developers can also take advantage of integration with Keil µVision or IAR Embedded Workbench to quickly run examples and design their applications.


Configurator: Speed PCB Design

Simplicity Studio Configurator
Manage pin assignments and resolve pin conflicts automatically with the Simplicity Configurator, a graphical configuration utility for wireless MCUs, EFM32™ 32-bit MCUs and 8051 and EFM8™ 8-bit MCUs.


AppBuilder: Design ZigBee® Certified Products

Simplicity Studio AppBuilder
Use the graphical AppBuilder tool to deliver complete products ready for “ZigBee Certified Product” testing and designation. Simplify development with automatically generated ZigBee certifiable template applications.

Product Families Supporting Simplicity Studio

  • EFM32 Gecko
  • EFM32 Giant Gecko
  • EFM32 Leopard Gecko
  • EFM32 Tiny Gecko
  • EFM32 Wonder Gecko
  • EFM32 Zero Gecko
  • EFM8 Busy Bee
  • EFM8 Sleepy Bee
  • EFM8 Universal Bee
  • C8051F30x
  • C8051F31x
  • C8051F32x/34x
  • C8051F33x
  • C8051F35x
  • C8051F36x
  • C8051F37x

  • C8051F38x
  • C8051F39x
  • C8051F41x
  • C8051F50x
  • C8051F51x
  • C8051F52x
  • C8051F53x
  • C8051F85x
  • C8051F86x
  • C8051F90x/91x
  • C8051F92x/93x
  • C8051F96x
  • C8051F97x
  • C8051F98x
  • C8051F99x
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What's New in Simplicity Studio 3.0?

Microcontrollers and Wireless & RF

One of the newest products to be supported in Simplicity Studio is the new energy-friendly EFM8 MCUs based on the popular 8051 core. These devices are ideal for IoT systems processing data that comes from port I/O or sensor inputs. Simplicity Studio also gives you powerful choices when it comes to developing with EZR32 Wireless MCUs. The new EZR32 wireless MCUs deliver best-in-class power efficiency and sub-GHz RF performance which makes them ideal for any application requiring longer battery life, increased wireless range and small form factor. The Connect software stack within Simplicity Studio will provide a complete sub-GHz networking stack for building simple point-to-point and star networks. This can take care of all content, development, and optimization needs.

Network Analyzer

This is a packet tracer and network analysis tool that can examine live or previously captured network traffic in detail. It includes API tracing, a virtual UART and provides network-aware energy debugging to get the most robust networks and the smallest batteries. When used together with the Simplicity Energy Profiler, phenomenally energy-friendly designs can be created in a fraction of the time.

Learn more with the Network Analyzer training video


The AppBuilder is a graphical tool with an embedded software framework and scenario templates for rapid development. New projects can be started based on an existing framework of best-practices developed and tested by Silicon Labs. The framework sits on top of the wireless networking stack to interface with the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and provide application layer functionality such as startup routines and high-level APIs for creating and handling message payloads. It is also the fastest way to create certified products using ZigBee standard public application profiles—a feature that’s coming soon!

Learn more with the AppBuilder training video

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Our recently updated Simplicity Studio development platform provides a single, comprehensive embedded development ecosystem that enables concurrent MCU and wireless design for IoT applications. Learn more about configuration and optimization tools, the Eclipse-based Simplicity IDE and more!

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