EM35x Development Kits

EM35X Development Kit 
Silicon Labs' Ember EM35x development kits are an integral part of the Ember development environment, the premier embedded ZigBee wireless networking development platform, consisting of software and hardware tools that are the most comprehensive tools available for ZigBee product development.
The foundation of these tools is the remote network monitoring and debugging capabilities built into every element of the development environment, starting with Silicon Labs' Ember chips, which have been designed in a unique packet trace capability allowing every wireless sensor node in an Ember development network to report time-stamped radio traffic, API activity and application prints across an Ethernet LAN to a centralized PC-based software package – Ember Desktop – which analyzes and filters the data for presentation to the user. The Desktop Network Analyzer utility not only eliminates the need for separate ‘sniffer’ nodes and expensive sniffer software, but delivers much more accurate and chronologically synchronized information from a more widely dispersed network than might normally be supported by traditional tools. By making use of the LAN infrastructure already present in most offices, developers can build quite large and dispersed development and test networks, which they can monitor and control from a central location.
EM35x development kits provide all the basic tools needed to start building these development and test networks. A key component is the debug adapter, which provides connectivity across an Ethernet LAN to a wireless sensore node in the developer’s network, allowing remote programming and collection of time-synchronized packet, API and application information from many nodes at once.
The Ember Desktop software tool provided with all EM35x development kits includes Ember AppBuilder, which in conjunction with an application framework provided with the EmberZNet PRO stack libraries, enables customers to easily and quickly configure and build ZigBee certifiable applications using ZigBee public application profiles such as Smart Energy (SE) and Home Automation (HA), as well as custom applications.
These tools, combined with the market-leading EmberZNet PRO software stack and Silicon Labs commitment to service, support and training, gives customers everything they need to create high performance, robust, scalable, ZigBee certifiable products in record time.

Choosing your Ember Development Kit

EM35x series development kits provide all the tools needed to start building development and test networks.

EM35x Series Development Kit
(Part #: EM35X-DEV or EM35X-DEV-IAR)

This kit can be used for EM351 and EM357 system-on-chip (SoC) based development. Customers starting new ZigBee SoC projects on an Ember platform will most likely want to choose the EM35x series development kit as their start point, due to the industry leading performance and application space on the ARM Cortex-M3 based EM351 and EM357 SoCs. There are two variants:
  • EM35X-DEV includes a 30-day trial license for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.
  • EM35X-DEV-IAR includes a full stand-alone Cortex-M3 license for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.
Customers not yet committed to a development program, or those already with licenses for IAR EWARM, may wish to purchase EM35X-DEV, while customers with a committed program and without pre-existing IAR EWARM licenses may wish to purchase EM35X-DEV-IAR. An IAR EWARM license for use with EM35x Development Kit may be purchased separately.

The Ember EM35x Development Kit includes:

  • Hardware
    • (3) EM35x Radio Control Module Board
    • (3) EM35x Breakout Board
    • (3) EM35x Debug Adapter (ISA3)
    • EM35x Module Variety Pack (1 Box with 6 Modules)
    • Radio Frequency Cable
    • (3) Packet Trace Port Cable
    • (3) Data Emulation Interface Cable
    • (3) Power Supply and Battery Pack
    • 8 Port Switch with 4 x Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ports
  • Software
    • Desktop Network Analyzer and Ember AppBuilder 
    • IAR Embedded Workbench (Trial Version), with EM35X-DEV; OR
    • IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM (BaseLine Standalone License) with
      EM35X-DEV-IAR