C8051F970DK MCU Development Kit


Note: The C8051F970-A-DK is EOL (end of life). For newer designs, the SLSTK3301A EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11 32-bit MCU kit is available.

The C8051F970-A-DK provides an optimal out-of-the-box experience and simple demonstration of the capacitive sense and low power features of the C8051F97x Low Power MCU family.

A demo application is preloaded into the MCU flash and upon power up it’s possible to demonstrate slider and touch pad functionality in stand-alone mode or using the Capacitive Sense Profiler in Simplicity Studio. The Capacitive Sense Profiler displays capacitive sensing telemetry such as raw data, filtered data, thresholds and baselines for all channels and makes the task visualizing and tuning the system straight forward. Capacitive sense demos are available to show support for 1/16” and 1/8” overlays and low power demos are available to show current consumption at for 20 ms and 500 ms scan intervals. The 500 ms scan interval shows significantly less than 1 µA average current consumption.

C8051F970 Development Kit Includes

  • C8051F970 target board
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wall mounted universal power supply
  • USB debug adapter
  • 2 USB cables
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Supported by Simplicity Studio

C8051F970DK Development Kit Resources

C8051F970 Development Kit User's Guide

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C8051F970 Development Kit Quick Start Guide

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Application Note 367

Understanding Capacitive Sensing Signal to Noise Ratios

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Application Note 447

Printed Circuit Design Notes for Capacitive Sensing with the CS0 Module

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Application Note 507

Low Power Capacitive Sensing

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Application Note 828

Capacitive Sensing Library Overview

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Application Note 829

Capacitive Sensing Library Configuration Guide

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A host PC is required to run the development kit software and communicate with the debug adapter. The PC must meet the following system requirements:

  • Windows® 2000 or later
  • One USB port

Silicon Labs' development kits include advanced debug features enabling the user to fully develop and integrate hardware and software design. Since the MCU has built in debug capabilities, it can be installed into the end application. This development system is not encumbered with sockets, target cables or "ICE Chips." The development kit supports the following debug features:

  • Run, halt and single-step
  • Set hardware breakpoints
  • Inspect/Modify memory and registers
  • Download program memory
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