Click board driver speeds software development time for embedded engineers

MikroElektronika (MIKROE) has announced that Silicon Labs has become the first IC vendor to support mikroSDK 2.0 Click drivers. This was accomplished by adding a hardware drivers extension (plugin) into its Gecko SDK, now available within Silicon Labs’ Simplicity Studio IDE. This integration of the company’s Click drivers makes it straightforward for embedded engineers employing its peripheral Click boards to develop the hardware and software for an embedded system based on Silicon Labs controllers.

Nebojsa Matic, CEO of MIKROE, said: “Many IC vendors now include the mikroBUS socket standard on their development boards. This enables developers to try out thousands of different peripheral Click boards, saving hardware costs and design time. Now, for the first time, a leading silicon supplier, Silicon Labs, after including the mikroBUS socket in their very popular Explorer Kits, has added hardware driver extension support for the mikroSDK 2.0 Click drivers into its IDE, Simplicity Studio GSDK. This will allow designers using Silicon Labs SoCs/MCUs to include Click board libraries into their code easily. This means that not only have engineers saved time and money by using the Click boards hardware, they have also seamlessly addressed the software task too. It’s a real validation of our approach.”

Anders Pettersson, director of Mass Market Marketing at Silicon Labs, added: “After partnering with MIKROE on Click board projects and seeing the possibilities of the ecosystem, we decided to bring that flexibility and ease of use to the Silicon Labs environment. By creating the mikroSDK 2.0 Click driver extension, we’ve now made it easy for embedded engineers to add thousands of peripherals to Silicon Labs software projects.”

Concluded Matic: “We are pleased to see that following mikroBUS and the Click boards, now mikroSDK Click drivers are also being used by the embedded industry and our partners. This is a recognition of our dedication to standardization and time-saving that engineers and developers can rely on.”

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