Daily Update: 7/28/2018

Daily Update

Today I learned all about the computer software, Simplicity Studio. Simplicity Studio is a Silicon Labs product that allows you to program and run tests on circuits or microcontrollers.


Here’s the link to download the software (it’s free)- https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/simplicity-studio-version3

I had some issues getting Simplicity Studio to run in the beginning. First, I didn’t have a Silicon Labs account to even access the download, and then once I did manage to get it downloaded, I didn’t have the right version of Java to open it (Legacy Java SE 6). Finally, I got all that figured out, so I set out to tackle the next obstacle- how to actually use the software.

This gave me a hard time. Honestly, I’m still trying to figure it all out. Below is a list of videos and articles I watched to help clear the fog.

YouTube Videos Watched:

Articles Read and Took Notes on:


I also managed to solve the wire pitch problem we we’re having with the Silicon Labs Programmer. (A normal pitch is 2.57mm, we need something with 1.27mm). If you buy a 1.27mm pin plug from DigiKey (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/14110410002000/1195-3633-1-ND/4834959/?itemSeq=267789976) and buy some shorter male ribbon cables (https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/1832785-1/A128259-ND/5437355/?itemSeq=267791387), you can hook them up together and create your own working system!