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Industrial control solution based on Silabs EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11

Published time : 2019-03-05 EFM32 Silabs
This article describes the industrial control solution based on Silabs EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11. Describes the features, applications, and block diagrams of EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11.
Solution Introduction

Silabs' EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11 MCU is the industry's most energy-efficient 32-bit microcontroller.

The Silabs Tiny Gecko 11 MCU also offers a sensor interface that integrates an 8x32 segment LCD and CAN bus controller, as well as a patented touch-wake capability detection technology, rugged safety accelerator and more.

Silabs EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11 MCUs are used primarily in smart metering, industrial and engineering automation, home automation and security, entry-level wearables, personal medical devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

This article describes the industrial control solution based on Silabs EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11. Describes the features, applications, and block diagrams of EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11.

The key features of EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11 

• ARM Cortex-M0+ CPU platform
• High performance 32-bit processor @ up to 48 MHz
• Memory Protection Unit
• Wake-up Interrupt Controller
• Flexible Energy Management System
• 37 μA/MHz in Active Mode (EM0)
• 1.30 μA EM2 Deep Sleep current (8 kB RAM retention andRTCC running from LFRCO)
• Integrated DC-DC buck converter
• Backup Power Domain
• RTCC and retention registers in a separate power domain,available in all energy modes
• Operation from backup battery when main power absent/insufficient
• Up to 128 kB flash program memory
• Up to 32 kB RAM data memory
• Communication Interfaces
• CAN Bus Controller
• Version 2.0A and 2.0B up to 1 Mbps
• 4 × Universal Synchronous/Asynchronous Receiver/ Transmitter
• UART/SPI/SmartCard (ISO 7816)/IrDA/I2S/LIN
• Triple buffered full/half-duplex operation with flow control
• Ultra high speed (24 MHz) operation on one instance
• 1 × Universal Asynchronous Receiver/ Transmitter
• 1 × Low Energy UART
• 2 × 12-bit 500 ksamples/s Digital to Analog Converter(VDAC)
• Up to 2 × Analog Comparator (ACMP)
• Up to 4 × Operational Amplifier (OPAMP)
• Robust current-based capacitive sensing with up to 38 inputsand wake-on-touch (CSEN)
• Micro Trace Buffer (MTB)
• Pre-Programmed UART Bootloader
• Wide Operating Range
• 1.8 V to 3.8 V single power supply
• Integrated DC-DC, down to 1.8 V output with up to 200 mAload current for system
• Standard (-40℃ to 85℃ TA) and Extended (-40℃ to 125℃ TJ) temperature grades available

Silabs EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11 Block Diagram

Silabs EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11 Block Diagram


The EFM32 Tiny Gecko 11 Application

• Smart energy meters
• Industrial and factory automation
• Home automation and security
• Entry-level wearables
• Personal medical devices
• IoT devices

EFM32 Tiny Gecko TG11 outline drawing

EFM32 Tiny Gecko TG11 outline drawing


Key Components
No. Part Number Manufacturer
1 EFM32TG11B120F128GM64-AR SILICON
2 EFM32TG110F8 SILICON LABS
3 EFM32TG110F16 SILICON LABS
4 EFM32TG110F32 SILICON LABS
5 EFM32TG110F32-N24 SILICON LABS
6 EFM32TG110F4 SILICON LABS