Interface

Capacitive Touch

Silicon Labs’ TouchXpress devices are highly optimized solutions that enable designers to easily design and integrate capacitive sensing into applications. These devices quickly replace mechanical buttons and switches with modern capacitive touch buttons by eliminating the firmware complexity and reducing development time.
TouchXpress Products

Part Number Data Sheet Development Kit Channels Interface Slider Wake on Proximity LEC/Buzzer Package
SLEXP8007A 7 GPIO Map No Yes Yes QFN20
SLEXP8007A 7 GPIO Map No Yes Yes QSOP24
SLEXP8008A 12 I2C Yes Yes Yes QFN20
SLEXP8008A 12 I2C Yes Yes Yes QSOP24
Ethernet

CP220x Ethernet Controller ICs

The CP220x family is the industry’s smallest single-chip Ethernet controller containing an integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY). The CP220x single-chip Ethernet controller contains an integrated IEEE 802.3-compliant Media Access Controller (MAC), a 10Base-T Physical Layer (PHY) and 8 kB of non-volatile Flash memory available in either a 28-pin QFN (5×5 mm) or 48-pin TQFP (9×9 mm) package. The CP220x can add Ethernet connectivity to any microcontroller or host processor with 11 or more port I/O pins. The 8-bit parallel external memory interface bus supports both industry-standard Intel and Motorola bus formats in multiplexed and non-multiplexed mode. The CP2201 28-pin QFN package supports multiplexed addressing only. Mode select pins are used to select the bus interface mode.

 

Part Number

Data Sheet Parallel Host Interface Parallel Host Interface Speed (Mbps) LEDs Package Type Package Size (mm) Temperature Range (°C) Transceiver
CP2200
 
8-bit non-multiplexed EMIF 30 Separate link and activity TQFP48 9×9 -40 to 85 Yes
CP2201
 
8-bit multiplexed EMIF 25 Combined link and activity QFN28 5×5
LCD

CP240x LCD Controllers

The CP240x extremely low power LCD controller devices can drive up to 128 LCD segments. These devices are easily interfaced with any microcontroller using SPI or I2C interfaces. A benefit to this approach is designers can select the best-fit MCU for the system and then add the CP240x to handle LCD requirements efficiently with respect to system size and power consumption.
CP2400/1/2/3 devices are fixed function LCD drivers that can also be used for expanding GPIO, timekeeping, and increasing available system RAM by up to 256 bytes. The devices are controlled using direct and indirect internal registers accessible through the 4-wire SPI or 2-wire SMBus interface. All digital pins on the device are 5 V tolerant.

 

Features:

  • Controls up to 128 segments (48-pin packages) or 64 segments (32-pin package)
  • Expands GPIO count by up to 36 pins (48-pin packages) or 20 pins (32-pin package)
  • Ultra Low Power Mode w/ LCD (<1.7 µA typical)
  • General purpose RAM expands the memory available to host controller
  • Two general purpose 16-bit timers
  • 20 MHz Internal oscillator
  • 4-wire SPI Interface operates up to 2.5 Mbps with synchronous external clock or up to 1 Mbps with Internal clock (CP2400/2)
  • 2-wire SMBus/I2C Interface operates up to 400 kHz with internal clock (CP2401/3)
  • 1.8–3.6 V operation with integrated LDO
  • Shutdown current (0.05 µA typical)

 

USB

USBXpress USB Connectivity Bridges

Silicon Labs USBXpress devices are highly optimized solutions that enable designers to easily add USB to xisting and new applications. These fixed function devices provide the easiest method to add USB without the need for any firmware or driver development. USBxpress portfolio supports several USB to serial bridge devices including human interface (HID) devices and USB Audio devices.
USBXpress USB Bridges Key Features:

  • Royalty free Virtual Com Port (VCP) drivers
  • Simple GUI based Xpress configurator for configuring, programming, and customizing applications
  • No USB expertise required
  • Seamless compatibility with most operating systems
  • UART, SPI, I2C/SMBus and I2S interface options available
  • Fastest way to add USB – Turn key, no firmware development needed
Part Number Data Sheet Kit Battery Charge Detection Dig I/O Pins Package Type Package Size (mm)
CP2102N Mini Evaluation Kit No 4 QFN20 3×3
CP2102N Mini Evaluation Kit No 4 QFN24 4×4
CP2102N Mini Evaluation Kit Yes 7 QFN28 5×5
SPI to I2C

SPI-to-I2C Bridge Device and GPIO Port Expander

The CP2120 compact SPI-to-I2C bridge and general purpose port expander device can be easily added to a system to solve interface compatibility problems and add more GPIO when required. The chip includes a 4-wire slave SPI bus, bridge control logic, a bidirectional I2C bus interface and eight general-purpose input/output (I/O) pins. An SPI master communicates with other I2C devices by instructing the CP2120 to send and receive I2C data traffic using the simple command set. The CP2120 can act as a master-transmitter and a master-receiver on the I2C bus. All I2C timing, addressing and arbitration is handled by the CP2120.

Features:

  • 4-wire SPI bus operates at frequencies up to 1 MHz
  • Fully-functional I2C master transmit and receive operation
  • I2C data at frequencies configurable up to 400 kHz
  • 255 byte data receive and transmit buffers
  • Internal oscillator
  • 2.4 to 3.6 volt operation
  • Active LOW interrupt output
  • 5 volt tolerant I/O pins
  • 8 general-purpose I/O pins