Silicon Labs, a leading provider of silicon, software, and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has unveiled its next-generation Series 3 platform at the fourth annual Works With Developers Conference. The new platform is specifically designed for embedded IoT devices, offering industry-leading performance, wireless capabilities, and energy efficiency, along with advanced security features.
The Series 3 platform, built on a 22-nanometer process node, promises to boost IoT performance by more than 100 times. It addresses the growing demands of the IoT industry, providing more processing power for far-edge devices in various applications such as smart cities, commercial buildings, retail, healthcare, and more. The platform aims to meet the needs of developers and device manufacturers, not only for the present but also for the next decade.
To support developers and accelerate product designs, Silicon Labs has also introduced version 6 of its developer tool suite. This new release, called 6, offers support for the entire Silicon Labs portfolio, including Series 3 devices. It allows developers to utilize popular integrated development environments (IDEs) while providing them with the latest tools for both Series 2 and Series 3 development.
Our Series 3 platform is built for a more connected world that demands development flexibility and that more intelligence be pushed to the edge, said Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle. Series 3 not only meets the needs of developers and device manufacturers today but is built to meet their needs for the next decade.
The Series 3 platform introduces new performance capabilities, efficiencies, and a diversified supply chain. It will be produced in multiple fabs across different geographies, minimizing risks and disruptions for customers. The move to a 22-nanometer node also enables scalability for future developments.
In addition to the Series 3 platform, Silicon Labs has announced enhancements to its developer tools. The latest version, 6, now supports Microsoft Visual Studio Code, the most popular tool for software development. This extension allows developers to create Silicon Labs applications within Visual Studio Code, giving them more flexibility and choice in their development process.
Silicon Labs is committed to providing a comprehensive set of tools and support for developers. The company understands that development is not a one-size-fits-all approach and aims to offer a platform that meets the diverse needs of developers while getting out of their way.
The announcements were made during the Works With Developers Conference, a free virtual event that covers various IoT topics such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, security, and artificial intelligence. The conference provides valuable insights and resources for developers in the IoT space.
Silicon Labs continues to drive innovation in the IoT industry with its Series 3 platform and developer tools. By delivering high-performance, secure, and scalable solutions, the company is helping accelerate the growth of the IoT and enable a more connected world.