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Enhanced OS and New Platform Builder Accelerate Embedded Design And Silicon Labs

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on March 07, 2017

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Micrium OS, the latest evolution of the proven embedded µC/OS™ real-time operating system (RTOS), is now available. Micrium OS comes with an optimized RTOS kernel, communication stacks, file system and graphical user interface. The new Platform Builder tool simplifies development by automatically resolving dependencies and configuring startup order once developers select the components they need. Using Micrium OS and Platform Builder offers developers a powerful approach to embedded design that substantially reduces initialization complexity and accelerates time to market. The OS supports all major semiconductor providers including NXP, Renesas, Silicon Labs and STMicroelectronics.

“Wireless connectivity, 32-bit MCUs and SoCs, and the multiple interfaces of IoT devices make it harder than ever to get systems configured, running and operating properly,” said Jean Labrosse, renowned RTOS expert and founder of Micrium Software. “Soon, the majority of embedded systems will run an OS. Micrium OS and Platform Builder represent the future of solutions-based embedded design, allowing new and existing customers to take advantage of our dependable, easy-to-use and proven software.”

According to IDC, global IoT-related spending will reach US$1.29 trillion in 2020. This sizeable market is attracting makers and embedded pros who will benefit from the performance, reliability and ease of use of Micrium OS.

Micrium OS is based on a 20-year history of robust software experience in embedded development. The updated OS simplifies development with intuitive interfaces and improved debugging and advanced error handling to pinpoint bugs more rapidly.

Micrium OS and Platform Builder are part of the Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) portfolio and will be available for download beginning March 14, 2017, from the Micrium website. New commercial users enjoy a 45 day free trial and licensed customers can continue to use their existing Micrium software or migrate to Micrium OS and the new Platform Builder. Makers should check out the Micrium OS for Makers program for special offers. Developers can also see Micrium OS and Platform Builder live at booth #4-350 during Embedded World, March 14-16, 2017, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Our award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Our world-class engineering team creates products focused on performance, energy savings, connectivity and simplicity. www.silabs.com

For additional Silicon Labs product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on March 07, 2017

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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