Friday, April 19, 2024

Powering The Future Of IoT With Enhanced Flexibility And Efficiency

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Silicon Labs’ new Series 3 platform boosts the Internet of Things (IoT) with unmatched computing, wireless strength, efficiency, and solid security via simplicity studio.

Series 3: Coming soon from Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs unveils its Series 3 platform for embedded IoT devices, transitioning to a 22nm process node. This promises top-tier computing, wireless capabilities, and energy efficiency while embedding IoT security directly into the silicon. To aid developers and manufacturers, they’re launching Simplicity Studio, a developer toolkit compatible with their full product range and some of the industry’s preferred integrated development environments (IDEs).

This platform offers enhanced performance, greater efficiencies, and a broadened supply chain. These devices are poised to address the ever-growing challenges of the IoT surge, meeting the need for amplified processing power in critical areas like smart cities, commercial infrastructures, Industry 4.0, healthcare, and other compute-intensive, security-demanding applications.

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The platform’s extensibility offers design flexibility across various wireless systems, adapting for future use cases. It combines high performance and efficiency, enhancing interconnected device potential. With 100x processing power, AI/ML accelerators for edge devices streamline SoC processing, negating the need for bulky MCUs. It’s the only multi-radio platform with a unified code for 30+ Silicon Labs devices, with adaptable manufacturing ensuring future-ready designs.

These offer advantages like:

  • More Security and Power Efficiency: Leveraging secure Vault tech improves security, aiming to be the most secure in the IoT arena. The extended battery life through specialised power-saving techniques.
  • New Levels of Compute: It boasts over 100X processing power with AI/ML accelerators, centralising system tasks in wireless SoCs. This allows developers to reduce space and costs by eliminating MCUs, all while enhancing system performance with advanced peripherals.
  • More Scalable: The sole multi-radio IoT platform, it features a unified code base for 30+ products spanning protocols like Bluetooth LE, Wi-Fi, and more. Developers can employ one toolset for numerous applications and devices. Moreover, Series 3 offers a scalable memory setup, including external flash support.

With Simplicity Studio 6, the company has introduced the newest app development and efficiency tool iteration. It extends the latest development tools across the company’s entire device range. Addressing frequent developer feedback about avoiding vendor-specific tools and favouring open-source and third-party app integrations, the major shift is detaching the IDE from the productivity tools. Developers can now use popular industry IDEs without being restricted to vendor-specific ones. The company offers a comprehensive toolkit, extensive provider support, and freedom of choice for developers.

Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Sondhi Gaur is a journalist at EFY. She has a German patent and brings a robust blend of 7 years of industrial & academic prowess to the table. Passionate about electronics, she has penned numerous research papers showcasing her expertise and keen insight.

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