|The Si100x/1x family from Silicon Laboratories includes low power single-chip MCUs with integrated sub-GHz RF transceivers. These devices have been designed to address the specific requirements of low power embedded systems requiring RF bi-directional communication links such as smart metering, in-home utility monitoring, wireless security panels, wireless sensors, home and building automation, and access control.
Working with the lowest system power allows a designer to choose the value proposition, such as longer battery life, higher product performance, or lower system cost, most suited to his application. With an increasing number of applications and regulations demanding lower power and energy saving modes, the Si100x/1x family is a very desirable solution. It has the industry’s lowest active mode current consumption, which saves power when the application is running. It also has the industry’s lowest current consumption sleep modes that save power when the device is sleeping, which is typically the majority of time in most battery powered applications. The MCUs in the Si100x/1x family have up to 64 kB of Flash, EZRadioPRO® transceivers, 10 or 12-bit ADCs, and 25 MHz processors, all in compact 5x7 mm² packages at competitive prices.