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IoT IC is optimised for key storage & authentication

Designed for the IoT market, the ATECC508A CryptoAuthentication IC has been released by Atmel. According to the company, the device is the first in the market to integrate the Elliptic Curve Diffie–Hellman (ECDH) security protocol and the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) sign-verify authentication. 
17th February 2015

Hardened ASIC platform targets aerospace applications

Hardened ASIC platform targets aerospace applications
Designed to simplify the design process of aerospace applications, the ATMX150RHA mixed-signal ASIC platform has been released by Atmel. Manufactured on 150nm Silicon on Insulator, the platform expands the company’s portfolio of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) solutions. Delivering up to 22m routable gates, the ASIC platform features non-volatile memory blocks and a flexible form factor with compiled SRAM and DPRAM blocks. 
12th February 2015

Bluetooth solution addresses IoT integration challenges

A low power Bluetooth Smart solution, which achieves sub-1µA in standby mode, has been released by Atmel. According to the company, the BTLC1000 delivers the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for particular applications. 
9th January 2015

Touchscreen with 25mm hover distance & 50% reduced touch power

Atmel has launched its next-gen maXTouch U family, bringing the world’s first capacitive touchscreen solution to aid display design. OEMs will no longer have to worry about touch and display performance when selecting thinner stacks such as on-cell, hybrid in-cell, full in-cell touchscreens utilising very thin film and glass substrates.
9th January 2015

MCUs feature up to 384KB of multi-port SRAM memory

Four series of MCUs, which are particularly suitable for the automotive, IoT and industrial connectivity markets, have been introduced by Atmel. The M7-based SAM E70, SAM S70, SAM V70 and SAM V71, which expand the company’s Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M-based MCU portfolio, offer outstanding memory and connectivity options for design flexibility.
8th January 2015

IoT power solutions to be exhibited at CES 2015

Atmel has announced that it will be exhibiting solutions for powering smart, secure and connected IoT applications at the 2015 International CES, which takes place from 6th to 9th January at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In meeting room number MP25760, located in the South Hall, Atmel will be showcasing a variety of solutions in four technology zones: the SMART LIVING ZONE, the AUTOMOTIVE ZONE, the MAKER ZONE and the POWERED BY ATMEL zone.
23rd December 2014

Fingerprint & touchscreen technologies enable intelligent UI

Atmel and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) have announced that they are bringing capacitive touchscreens and fingerprint touch area sensor technology to smart devices. Through the synergies between fingerprint and touchscreens, the two companies saw an opportunity to co-develop and merge their solutions to provide intelligent UIs.
23rd December 2014

Platform targets touch-enabled UIs for wearables

Designed for touch-enabled UIs, the QTouch Surface platform has been released by Atmel. Built on the QTouch capacitive touch button sensing technology, the platform features an on-chip peripheral touch controller, enabling higher performance capacitive touch on Atmel MCUs. The platform consumes less than 4µA, making it suitable for wearables and other battery-powered applications that require a capacitive touch user interface.
18th December 2014

Digital sensors deliver high temperature accuracy

Digital sensors deliver high temperature accuracy
Claimed to be the industry’s first high-precision digital temperature sensors with the widest Vcc range, from 1.7 to 5.5V, Atmel has announced the AT30TS74, AT30TS75A, AT30TS750A, AT30TSE752A, AT30TSE754A and AT30TSE758A. Available with integrated nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM, the family delivers high temperature accuracy and fast I2C bus communication speeds for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical applications.
20th November 2014

Atmel Launches Next-Generation Low-power 8-bit AVR MCUs

At Electronica 2014, Atmel Corporation launched its next-generation of 8-bit megaAVR MCUs. Ranging from 4KB to 16KB Flash memory, the new devices provide next-generation enhancements including additional analog functionality and features for the latest low-power consumer, industrial, white goods and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.A
13th November 2014

Platform adds safety to home appliance interfaces

Atmel has introduced the QTouch safety platform for capacitive touch-enabled user interfaces in the home appliance market. The platform adds mandatory safety and supports the Atmel SMART ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCUs for safety critical home appliance applications.
11th November 2014

CAN transceivers improve connectivity & save power

CAN transceivers improve connectivity & save power
Atmel will target the industrial and automotive markets with its recently-introduced family of CAN transceivers. Providing an interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus, Atmel’s ATA6560 and ATA6561 support the new CAN FD standard with data rates of up to 5Mb/s.
7th November 2014

Atmel to showcase IoT products at electronica 2014

Atmel will be exhibiting it's IoT products at electronica 2014, which takes place from 11th to 14th November. The company will showcase products which are designed to enable smart, connected and secure devices in the IoT at the show’s SMART HOME, INDUSTRIAL, AUTOMOTIVE and MAKER zones. At 542.A5 Atmel will also launch IoT products.
4th November 2014

Dual core MCUs enable scalability for smart metering

Dual core MCUs enable scalability for smart metering
Suitable for residential, commercial and industrial metering applications, the SAM4C32, SAM4CMS32 and SAM4CMP32 dual core MCUs have been introduced by Atmel. The MCUs, which are pin-to-pin compatible with existing 512KB and 1MB devices in the Atmel SMART portfolio, feature 2MB of cache-enabled dual-bank flash and enable scalability and design-reuse for next-gen smart metering platforms.
16th October 2014

Atmel Announces ARM Cortex-A5-based MPUs Optimized for 720p Video Playback and Advanced Security Functions

At ARM TechCon 2014, Atmel Corporation announced the company has expanded its Atmel SMART portfolio with the SAMA5D4, a new series of high-performance microprocessors (MPUs) based on the ARMCortex-A5 processor. The SAMA5D4 offers OEMs seamless technology for Internet of Things (IoT), consumer and industrial applications including control panels, communication gateways, imaging terminals and more.
6th October 2014

Atmel Edge: schematic 101

In this episode of the Atmel Edge, Analog Aficionado Paul Rako discusses the importance of understanding ground symbols and using the right ones in your schematic. Earth ground, chassis ground, power supply return and shield are all different. This video explains why.
24th January 2014

Ultra-low power Cortex M0+ MCUs for IoT devices

Ultra-low power Cortex M0+ MCUs for IoT devices
Atmel is now shipping production quantities of its new Atmel SAM D20 MCUs, the first series in a new family of ultra-low power embedded Flash microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. In this era of the Internet of Things, products used in building automation, consumer electronics, smart metering, and industrial controls are becoming smarter and more connected.
28th August 2013

Atmel maXTouch S Controller Powers Touchscreen For Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Atmel maXTouch S Controller Powers Touchscreen For Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Atmel Corporation announced Samsung has selected Atmel’s maXTouch mXT336S to power the touchscreen for its recently launched Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone.
22nd July 2013

Atmel Expands CryptoAuthentication Portfolio with Elliptical Curve Asymmetric Key Authentication Solutions

Atmel today announced the expansion of its CryptoAuthentication portfolio to include the ATECC108 solution with elliptical curve asymmetric key algorithm. Atmel's ATECC108 solution delivers advanced security features to support some of the latest security standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology including the P256, B283 and K283 elliptical curves, and FIPS 186-3 elliptical curve digital signature algorithm.
24th June 2013

SAM4L - Design with Intent

Find out why Atmel is generating lots of interest in the wearable activity tracker and smart watch market segment, and how Atmel engineers listened to customers and took on the design challenges of this latest buzz market.
19th June 2013

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