Silicon Labs University Program
Silicon Labs University is an educational program developed to provide teaching materials and development tools at a low entry cost. The program encourages learning and helps institutions start their own microcontroller (MCU) training programs quickly.
Who is it for?
The ARM® and Silicon Labs University is primarily intended for universities planning to expand their microcontroller labs. However, the lecture series is valuable for anyone wanting to learn more about microcontrollers in general, with special focus on low power application development.
What is Included?
The Silicon Labs University package contains several parts:
- A series of lectures
- Keli MDK-ARM™ Microcontroller Development Kit
- Simplicity Studio – including the energyAware Designer and Profiler tools
- A discounted package of at least 10 EFM32™ Giant Gecko starter kits
The lectures begin from scratch — explaining the basics: what a microcontroller is, what it can be used for, etc. The lectures cover how to compile simple programs to interfacing registers and modules. Each lesson is complete with small exercises with solutions. The series is designed so that each lecture does not depend on the previous lecture, leaving the freedom to pick and choose the lectures that suit your needs.
The Keil MDK-ARM (Microcontroller Development Kit)
software tools platform is available free of charge from ARM to qualifying institutions to support teaching, laboratory work and educational research projects. Faculty requests for these materials should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Simplicity Studio ensures teachers and students always have access to the latest documentation, firmware and kit software to use in conjunction with the kits.
Especially valuable for universities trying to establish a low-power microcontroller lab is the bundle with discounted kits. The package contains 10 Giant Gecko Starter Kits. Each kit contains everything you need, including debugging, power monitoring (AEM) and peripherals.
How to get started
Follow these steps to get started:
Specify the quantity required of product number EMUPK1000. Each package contains 10 Giant Gecko Starter Kits, and costs USD $399, excluding shipping
Delivery address needs to be at an accredited university.