- Integrated Cadence low-power flow enabled development of new Wonder Gecko microcontroller, which uses 50 percent less power than competitive offerings
- The MCU was developed by Energy Micro, now part of Silicon Labs, which has been using the Cadence flow since its inception in 2007 to create nearly 250 ARM-based MCUs
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The MCU was developed by Energy Micro, which was recently acquired by Silicon Labs. Energy Micro has used the Cadence mixed-signal low-power flow to create nearly 250 ARM-based EFM32 Gecko MCU products since its inception in 2007. The Cadence integrated mixed-signal low-power flow includes the Virtuoso®, Incisive®, Encounter® and Allegro® platforms.
"Our goal from the start was to produce the world's most energy-friendly microcontrollers. To achieve that, we have relied on the fully integrated Cadence flow," said Øyvind Janbu, senior director, strategic marketing for microcontroller products at Silicon Labs. "As a result, we have consistently hit our aggressive ultra-low-power targets quickly and with first-pass silicon success."
"The success of EFM32 Gecko MCUs in the embedded market is a testament to how Cadence's technology helps our customers achieve differentiated energy efficient design goals," said Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, chief strategy officer and senior vice president of digital and signoff group at Cadence. "This is a great case study of how Cadence technologies have enabled Gecko MCUs go from the ground up to market success."
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