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ARM Cortex M0+ MCUs feature segment LCD controller

ARM Cortex M0+ MCUs feature segment LCD controller
Expanding its family of secure, ARM Cortex M0+-based MCUs, Atmel has announced the SAM L22 series. These devices offer an ultra-low power capacitive touch with a segment LCD controller that can deliver up to 320 segments, making them suitable for low-power applications such as thermostats, electric/gas/water meters, home control, medical and access systems.
18th August 2015

Innovative single-wire, 2-pin EEPROM is self-powered

Innovative single-wire, 2-pin EEPROM is self-powered
Hailed as the industry’s most innovative single-wire EEPROM with only two-pins (a data pin and ground pin for operation), the AT21CS01 family has been unveiled by Atmel. Suited for IoT, wearable, consumable, battery and cable identification applications, the devices are self-powered, eliminating the need for a power source or Vcc pin, with a parasitic power scheme over the data pin.
10th August 2015

World’s highest-performing ARM Cortex-M7 based MCUs

Atmel has announced that its shipping what it claimed to be the highest performing ARM Cortex-M based MCUs on the market, the Atmel | SMART SAM S70 and E70 series. With 50% higher performance than the closest competitor, larger configurable SRAM, larger embedded Flash and high-bandwidth peripherals, these devices offer the suitable mix of connectivity, memory and performance. The SAM S70 and E70 series allow customers to scale-up performance and deliver SRAM and system functionality, while keeping the Cortex-M processor family ease-of-use and maximising software reuse.
16th July 2015


Controller enables the first smartphone with virtual edge keys

Atmel has announced that it is powering the borderless nubia Z9 smartphone with its maXTouch T-series solution. The company’s proprietary single-layer pattern brings a true borderless and futuristic industrial design for tomorrow’s handsets. The maXTouch mXT336T delivers these features, along with advanced algorithms and Atmel’s adaptive sensing technology to enable virtual edge keys and sliders, delivering interaction all the way to the edge of the phone. These features enable OEMs to develop new UI concepts, revolutionising the way users interact with their smartphones.
24th June 2015

Touch controllers enable "pen-to-paper" stylus

Touch controllers enable "pen-to-paper" stylus
Atmel has announced that ASUS has selected its maXTouch controllers to power the touchscreen and active stylus pen of its recently launched 10.1” Z300 tablet. The 10.1” Z300 tablet is the world’s first on-cell touchscreen with capacitive active stylus pen support, enabling precise ‘pen-to-paper’ writing for more content generation on digital devices. On-cell displays enable thinner designs for next-gen mobile products.
3rd June 2015

Controllers enable touchscreens for wearable market

Controllers enable touchscreens for wearable market
  Controllers that enable 1.2 to 10.1” touchscreens to deliver high touch performance with a low power consumption have been introduced by Atmel. The devices, which expand the company’s maXTouch U series, leverage its proprietary picoPower technology.
3rd June 2015

5V Cortex M0+ MCUs feature a peripheral touch controller

5V Cortex M0+ MCUs feature a peripheral touch controller
The world’s first full 5V ARM Cortex-M0+-based MCU family with integrated Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) has been introduced by Atmel. The SAM C family innovatively combines 5V, DMA performance and a PTC with outstanding moisture tolerance. The devices also integrate advanced analogue capability and offer EMI and ESD protection, making them suitable for the rapidly expanding smart appliance and industrial markets. 
28th May 2015

The industry’s lowest power ARM Cortex-M based MCUs

The industry’s lowest power ARM Cortex-M based MCUs, which consume 35µA/MHz in active mode and 200nA in sleep mode, are being sampled by Atmel. The SAM L21 MCUs , which expand the company’s SMART 32-bit ARM-based MCU portfolio, reduce the number of times batteries need to be changed in devices such as fire alarms, healthcare, medical, wearable, and devices placed in rural, agriculture, offshore and other remote areas. 
30th March 2015

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


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