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Official basic SDK for all Silicon Labs Gecko devices: EFM32, EZR32 and EFR32 Now Available on GitHub

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 09, 2016

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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 Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

Gecko SDK

The Silicon Labs Gecko SDK is software development kit developed by Silicon Labs for the EFM32, EFR32 and EZR32. It contains the basic software needed for development, covering everything from the low-level hardware abstraction layer (HAL) and peripheral drivers to communication stacks and example code. The Gecko SDK is also part of the Simplicity Studio toolsuite from Silicon Labs. Downloading Simplicity Studio also gives you access to a large range of tools, like Configurator and Energy Profiler together with access to all software and documentation.


Importing into Simplicity Studio

To import the downloaded version of the Gecko SDK into Simplicity Studio, follow the steps below:

  1. Extract the zip-file
  2. Open Simplicity Studio
  3. Click settings
  4. Browse to Simplicity Studio -> SDKs
  5. Click Add...
  6. Browse to the location of the extracted SDK
  7. Make sure the EFM32 SDK is selected and press OK
  8. You can now create Software Examples from this SDK version


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. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.

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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on October 09, 2016

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 Berkshire Hathaway company, TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is part of the Exponential Technology Group (XTG) – a supergroup of electronic component distributors and engineering services firms working together to advance the electronics industry. For more information, visit www.symmetryelectronics.com.

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