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Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets mixed-signal analog intensive integrated circuits (ICs). The company offers broad-based products, including microcontrollers; timing devices comprising clocks and oscillators; power and isolation products; and optical, proximity, ambient light, and relative humidity/temperature sensors. It also provides broadcast products, such as video tuners and demodulators, and broadcast radio receivers and transmitters; and access products comprising ProSLIC Subscriber Line Interface Circuits for voice over IP, ISOmodem embedded modems, and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device ICs. The company offers ICs for use in various electronic products in a range of applications, including portable devices, AM/FM radios and other consumer electronics, networking equipment, test and measurement equipment, industrial monitoring and control, home automation, and customer premises equipment. It markets its products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors in the United States, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and internationally. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

1,107 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/6/15
Founded in 1996

silicon laboratories inc (SLAB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Director and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $450.0K
President and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $302.9K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $270.3K
Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $315.4K
Senior Vice President and General Manager of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $128.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Silicon Labs Unveils Complete Bluetooth® Smart Solutions Portfolio

Silicon Labs unveiled a complete Bluetooth® Smart solutions portfolio designed to help developers minimize the energy consumption, cost and complexity of wireless IoT designs. Silicon Labs’ recent acquisition of Bluegiga accelerates the company’s ability to deliver comprehensive Bluetooth Smart solutions. Silicon Labs’ new Blue Gecko solutions include ultra-low-power wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices, embedded modules, and Bluegiga’s software development kit (SDK) and Bluetooth Smart software stack. Blue Gecko wireless SoCs and modules help developers simplify design and speed time to market for a wide range of applications for the connected home, health and fitness, wearables, automotive, consumer electronics, audio and industrial automation markets. The Blue Gecko portfolio addresses the largest, fastest-growing low-power wireless connectivity opportunity in the IoT market. Bluetooth Smart will represent 42% of the total low-power wireless module and chipset market by unit volume in 2018. A significant number of Bluetooth Smart chipsets are currently used in wireless modules to meet the needs of low-volume IoT applications, greatly simplifying RF design. By the end of the decade, the use of cost-effective Bluetooth Smart chipsets and wireless SoCs is expected to outpace modules as many IoT applications reach higher volumes. Silicon Labs’ Blue Gecko portfolio provides developers with the flexibility to begin development with modules and transition to SoCs when needed with little to no system redesign. The first in a family of wireless SoCs optimized for IoT applications, Blue Gecko SoCs combine Silicon Labs’ energy-friendly EFM32® Gecko MCU technology with an ultra-low-power Bluetooth Smart transceiver. This innovative, single-die solution provides energy efficiency, the wake-up times, superior RF sensitivity and no-compromise MCU features combined with the Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart software stack to help developers reduce system power, cost and time to market. Unlike other Bluetooth Smart IC alternatives, a Blue Gecko SoC can transmit +10 dBm or higher output power with its fully integrated power amplifier and balun, further reducing design complexity. Blue Gecko SoCs are based on the ARM® Cortex®-M3 and M4 cores and offer 128 to 256 kB flash sizes and 16 to 32 kB RAM sizes. The SoCs integrate an array of low-energy peripherals as well as Silicon Labs’ Peripheral Reflex System (PRS) for autonomous peripheral operation. The Blue Gecko SoC family also offers a roadmap of enhanced flash and RAM memory sizes and additional package options to meet future application needs. Bluegiga modules based on Blue Gecko SoCs are designed to help developers accelerate time to market and reduce development costs and compliance risks by providing a pre-certified, plug-and-play RF design. Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart modules incorporate all features of Blue Gecko SoCs and are certified for use in all key markets including North America, Europe, Japan and South Korea. Bluegiga modules include the Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart software stack and profile toolkit and come with 256 kB flash and 32 kB RAM, providing ample available memory for onboard applications. Flexible hardware interfaces enable easy connection to a variety of peripherals and sensors, and an integrated antenna makes RF operation consistent and straightforward for the design engineer. Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart modules provide very low power operation, enabling wireless system designs to be powered from a standard 3 V coin cell battery or two AAA batteries. To simplify wireless development, Silicon Labs offers the complete Bluegiga Bluetooth Smart software stack for Blue Gecko modules and wireless SoCs. The stack implements the Bluetooth Smart protocol layers including the Attribute Protocol (ATT), the Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), the Generic Access Protocol (GAP), a security manager and connection management. The Blue Gecko portfolio includes a comprehensive wireless SDK for developing Bluetooth Smart applications using either a host or fully standalone applications through the easy-to-use Bluegiga BGScript™ scripting language. BGScript enables developers to create applications quickly without using external MCUs to run the application logic, enabling them to reduce cost, simplify their designs and get to market faster. Bluetooth Smart application profiles and examples are also available to help streamline development. Samples of Bluegiga modules based on Blue Gecko SoCs are planned to be available in late second quarter of 2015. Samples of Blue Gecko wireless SoCs are planned to be available in early third quarter in a choice of 5 mm x 5 mm QFN32 and 7 mm x 7 mm QFN48 packages. Pricing for Blue Gecko-based Bluegiga modules begins at $4.99 in 10,000-unit quantities. Blue Gecko SoC pricing begins at $0.99 in 100,000-unit quantities. The Bluegiga SDK and Bluetooth Smart software stack will be available to Silicon Labs’ customers at no charge.

Silicon Labs Launches Integrated Development Environment for MCUs and Wireless

Silicon Labs introduced the next generation of Simplicity Studio™. This new software release inherits the best features of the original Simplicity Studio platform and adds support for Silicon Labs’ new 8-bit EFM8 MCU family, new EZR32 sub-GHz wireless MCUs and EM35xx Ember ZigBee® wireless SoCs – the most widely used 2.4 GHz connectivity solution in the 802.15.4 mesh networking market. Simplicity Studio simplifies the process of developing IoT applications by providing MCU and wireless developers with one-click access to everything they need to complete their projects, from initial concept to final product, in a unified software environment. Simplicity Studio includes an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), graphical configuration tools, energy profiling tools, network analysis tools, demos, software examples, documentation, technical support and community forums. All of these integrated features combine to make embedded development simple and productive for IoT developers. Simplicity Studio offers built-in intelligence to automatically detect the connected 8-bit or 32-bit MCU or wireless IC, graphically configure the device, and show supported configuration options to help developers get their projects up and running in minutes. Simplicity Studio is a contextually aware development environment that provides developers with product information that is relevant to their project. Integrated real-time energy profiling and network packet analyzer tools also enable developers to create robust networks and energy-efficient wireless nodes and to enhance energy consumption for optimal battery life and size. Concurrent MCU and wireless design within the same development environment helps customers save time and effort by eliminating context switching during the embedded design process. Embedded developers can use the integrated Simplicity Studio IDE for rapid application development of target applications based on EZR32 wireless MCUs, Ember ZigBee wireless SoCs and 8/32-bit MCUs. The IDE supports enhanced usability features such as full integration of the wireless embedded software framework, intelligent code completion, and compatibility with other value-added extensions available from the Eclipse ecosystem. Silicon Labs also provides the Keil® PK51 build tools for 8-bit 8051 MCUs at no charge ($2,500 savings for customers).

Silicon Labs Rolls Out Next-Generation 8-Bit Microcontrollers for the IoT Age

Silicon Labs introduced the company’s next-generation 8-bit MCU portfolio designed for today’s ultra-low-power, small-footprint IoT applications. Silicon Labs’ new EFM8 MCU family includes three lines of highly integrated, peripheral-rich MCUs optimized for exceptional price/performance value, ultra-low-power capacitive touch control and streamlined USB connectivity. The EFM8 MCUs bring simplicity, power efficiency, performance and cost-saving integration to every 8-bit application that embedded developers can imagine including home and building automation, wearables, consumer electronics, toys, motor control and industrial IoT. The EFM8 MCU family meets IoT developer needs with an unparalleled combination of features and capabilities including a high-speed pipelined 8051 core, ultra-low power, precision analog and enhanced communication peripherals, integrated oscillators, small-footprint packages, and an advanced crossbar architecture that enables flexible digital and analog multiplexing to simplify printed circuit board (PCB) design and I/O pin routing. The new EFM8 Bee family includes three MCU lines optimized for specific developer needs and applications. EFM8 Busy Bee: EFM8BB Busy Bee MCUs provide an optimal balance of no-compromise performance, power efficiency and value for cost-sensitive applications. With core speeds scaling up to 50 MHz and 2-16 kB flash sizes, the MCUs offer an array of high-performance peripherals including a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter. The MCUs are ideal for motor control applications, power supplies, battery chargers, sensor controllers, consumer electronics and communication bridges. EFM8 Sleepy Bee: EFM8SB Sleepy Bee MCUs are Silicon Labs’ most energy-friendly 8-bit devices offering sleep mode power and ultra-fast 2 µs wake-up time. Core speeds scale up to 25 MHz, and flash sizes range from 2-64 kB. The MCUs integrate a best-in-class capacitive sense controller offering an ultra-low-power < 1 µA wake-on-touch capability, eliminating the need for on/off switches in some products. These power-saving MCUs are ideal for touch-based, battery-powered IoT and industrial applications that require long battery lifetimes and energy-efficient human interfaces. EFM8 Universal Bee: EFM8UB Universal Bee MCUs are the industry’s foremost 8-bit USB connectivity solution, with speeds of up to 48 MHz and 8-64 kB flash sizes. The MCUs combine a high-precision internal oscillator, clock recovery circuit and an integrated full-speed USB transceiver. Low-energy USB MCU versions can reduce USB power consumption by up to 90 percent. An on-chip battery charger detection module reduces bill-of-materials count and system cost. The MCUs’ exceptional peripheral integration and small package sizes dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of adding USB connectivity to personal medical devices, wearables, communication bridges, toys, remote controls and thermostats. Silicon Labs fully supports the EFM8 MCU family with comprehensive software and hardware toolkits offering an optimal, developer-friendly out-of-the-box experience. Silicon Lab’s enhanced Simplicity Studio development platform provides a unified 8/32-bit and wireless development environment that simplifies and accelerates 8-bit design with one-click access to Eclipse debuggers and plug-ins, Keil PK51 build tools, third-party tools support, a capacitive sense profiler, demos, software examples, data sheets, application notes, technical support and community forums. Samples and production quantities of Silicon Labs’ EFM8 MCUs are available now in a variety of small-footprint QFN, QSOP, SOIC and QFP packages. Starting prices for EFM8 MCUs in 10,000-unit quantities range from USD 0.21 for EFM8BB MCUs to USD 0.32 for EFM8SB MCUs to USD 0.43 for EFM8UB MCUs. EFM8BB Busy Bee, EFM8SB Sleepy Bee and EFM8UB Universal Bee starter kits are priced at USD 29 each.

 

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