I'm new to using silicon labs products, my background is the ti msp430. I am interested in writing software for the si1060, but am getting a bit tripped up on the variety of different environments si offers. I was able to get the Silicon Laboratories IDE + Keil compiler working with a custom board being programmed with the Silabs USB Debug Adapter, but I wasn't too crazy about the IDE or the debug interface. Is it possible to use some of the other tools like Simplicity Studio? I installed Simplicity studio but couldn't find the si1060 as an option for a board type.
Simplicity Studio supports the 32bit parts and the latest 8bit MCUs (EFM8) only.
So we recommend using the Silabs IDE and the Wireless Development Suite (WDS) for Si1060 development.