MCU Development Tools

Silicon Labs offers both software and hardware development tools to support designers using our 8-bit and 32-bit microcontroller devices.
Reference Designs  

Reference Designs

Demonstrate, evaluate and develop using Silicon Labs 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs
MCU Accessories  

MCU Accessories

Need additional target boards or replacement parts for developing?
Free Software Tools  

Free Software Tools

Software tools provide everything needed to complete your project using 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs

Design Resources

  • Virtual Com Port (VCP) Driver Download

    Download the CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP drivers.
  • CAD/CAE Schematic Footprints and Symbols

    Reliably create consistent CAD entities to an established standard with minimal effort and significant time savings.
  • 8-bit Longevity Commitment

    Silicon Labs' C8051 longevity commitment is to manufacture all devices as long as customers continue to buy them, and for as long as the relevant silicon technology is available.
  • Design Consultants

    Find a third-party design consultant to help you with your design.
  • Programming Options

    In-house and third party programming options for Silicon Labs devices.
  • Microcontroller Die Sales Program

    Get 8-bit and 32-bit microcontroller products in die form for added flexibility. All wafers are fully tested to the same levels as packaged products.
  • MCUniversity Program

    A complete course on mixed-signal microcontroller devices that includes lecture materials, development tools, tutorial questions, lab exercises and required solutions.