Silicon Labs to showcase semiconductor, software and systems for the Internet of Things

January 20, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Silicon Labs will showcase an array of semiconductors, software and systems for the Internet of Things market at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremburg, Germany, Feb. 25 – 27.

Targeting connected device applications for the IoT, the company will demonstrate its latest energy-friendly ARM® based microcontrollers (MCUs), ZigBee® and sub-GHz wireless connectivity solutions, high-accuracy sensors and its next-generation embedded development platform.

“The embedded industry recognizes that 2014 will be the year of the Internet of Things,” said Geir Førre, senior vice president and general manager of Silicon Labs’ microcontroller products. “The next wave of connected devices will require energy-friendly MCUs that extend battery life to months and years, wireless solutions for both mesh networking and point-to-point connectivity, and a profusion of low-cost, highly accurate sensors that deliver invaluable data to help make our lives easier, safer, healthier and more enjoyable.”

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