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Silicon Labs’ PG23 Offers Optimal Solution During MCU Shortage

Jari Haiston in Blogs on June 22, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.
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As lead times continue to increase in the wake of microcontroller unit (MCU) shortages, Silicon Labs’ PG23 is an essential component to combat supply disruptions. Part of the Series 2 Gecko portfolio, the EFM32PG23™ family of MCUs is ideal for battery-operated and embedded applications in industrial and consumer markets.

Incorporating an 80 MHz Cortex-M33 with robust analog and communication peripherals, the PG23 provides up to 512kB of flash, 64 kB of RAM, and comprehensive security through SecureVault™ integration. Providing software compatibility with Silicon Labs’ extensive portfolio of SoCs, the PG23 is a compact, power-efficient, and secure embedded solution.

PG23 Applications

The PG23 is an ideal component for a wide range of industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications including:

  • Metering
  • Industrial Automation
  • Test and Measurement
  • Appliances
  • Portable Medical Devices

Develop with Silicon Labs’ PG23 Pro Kit

The PG23 Pro Kit provides all the tools necessary (Figure 1) to begin developing with a Silicon Labs’ EFM32PG23 microcontroller.

Figure 1: Silicon Labs' PG23 Pro Kit Block Diagram

Source: Silicon Labs

Key features of the PG23 pro kit include:

  • EFM32PG23 Gecko Microcontroller
  • Low Energy Operation
  • An Advanced Energy Monitoring system for precise current and voltage tracking
  • Robust peripheral set and up to 34 GPIO
  • Integrated Segger J-Link USB debugger/emulator
  • 20-pin expansion header
  • Breakout pads for easy access to I/O pins
  • Silicon Labs' Si7021 Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor

Looking to enable energy-efficient, embedded applications through the PG23’s precision, power performance, and robust security? Browse the PG23 Family:

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Jari Haiston in Blogs on June 22, 2022

About Jari Haiston

Jari Haiston is part of the growing digital marketing team at Symmetry Electronics. Jari comes from a background in technical writing and event coordination. In her current role, she specializes in content creation and social media management. Jari's focus as a writer is to create interesting content that is accessible to any audience.

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