Are you working on a cloud-connected device that connects over LTE-M?
I’m excited to announce a new LTE-M expansion kit that we just launched!
In partnership with Digi International and Hologram, we recently introduced the “LTE-M Expansion kit” in October. The kit, provided by Silicon Labs, features the Verizon and AT&T pre-certified XBee3 modem from Digi and a Hologram SIM card, and it attaches to any of our EFM32/EFR32 starter kits.
This architecture is great for building battery-powered applications within smart city sensors, mobile asset tracking, smart agriculture, and more. As you know, many of these applications cannot be built with just a modem, or it is just too difficult.
Often times, the application needs more memory, I/O, and sensor interfaces than the modem can provide by itself. On top of this, they still need to be low power because they are battery-powered. This is why we developed and launched this kit – to help simplify those 2 major challenges and speed up your prototyping.
In addition to the hardware, we have a few embedded SW examples for the Giant Gecko 11 MCU starter kit (this extra kit is required). The demos can be found in the Simplicity Studio IDE and latest Gecko SDK package. You can find them easily when you select the Giant Gecko MCU starter kit as your development solution. We also have a Quick Start Guide to walk you through the setup.
We selected the Giant Gecko 11 MCU because it is one of the most capable MCU in our portfolio to tackle a wide range of applications. The Giant Gecko 11 is a Cortex-M4 @72MHz and has 2MB/512KB memory!
To learn more about the EFM32 Giant Gecko Series 1, check out the link below:
To learn more about the new LTE-M Expansion Kit, check out the link below:
Here is a free webcast on LPWAN technology: https://www.electronicdesign.com/webcasts/selecting-cellular-lpwan-technology-iot
As always, we’re here to support you. Let us know how we can help!
Product Manager, 32-bit MCUs