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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

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 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

Atmel Announces New ARM Cortex-M0+ Microcontroller Family

Atmel Announces New ARM Cortex-M0+ Microcontroller Family
Atmel today announced the new Atmel SAM D20, the first series in a new family of embedded Flash microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core and designed ideally for home automation, consumer, smart metering and industrial applications.
17th June 2013

Atmel ARM- and AVR-based Microcontrollers Power Secret Labs' Ultra-low-power Smart Watch

Atmel ARM- and AVR-based Microcontrollers Power Secret Labs' Ultra-low-power Smart Watch
Atmel today announced that Secret Labs' recently launched 'AGENT' smart watch is powered by Atmel's SAM4S and tinyAVR microcontrollers. The AGENT smart watch combines SAM4S and tinyAVR MCUs to deliver extended battery life for the user, consuming less than half the power of competing solutions.
21st May 2013

Samsung Selects Atmel’s Low-power Sensor Hub MCU for Galaxy S4 For More Responsive End-User Experiences

Atmel today announced Samsung has selected Atmel’s AVR microcontroller-based sensor hub solution for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, making it among the most responsive smartphones on the market today.
14th May 2013

Complete Development Tools Platform Further Simplifies MCU Design Process

Atmel today announced it has further simplified the MCU design process with the launch of its integrated development tools platform, a complete hardware and software platform specifically designed to support Atmel MCUs and its recently shipping ARMCortex-M4-based SAM4L family.
23rd April 2013

Atmel maXTouch Controllers Power Rise, Hydro and Digno S Smartphone Touchscreens

Atmel Corporation have announced today that Kyocera has selected Atmel to provide touchscreen controllers for its new Rise, Hydro and Digno S smartphones. The Atmel maXTouch mXT112E touchscreen controller is powering both the Kyocera Rise and Hydro 3.5-inch touchscreens, and the Atmel maXTouch mXT224S is powering the Digno S 4.7-inch touchscreen.
2nd April 2013

Atmel Xplained Pro Introduction

Introduction and overview of the Atmel Xplained Pro SAM4L Starter Kit. A walkthrough of the hardware, including how to start programming with Atmel Studio.
26th February 2013

Atmel Expands Third-Party Ecosystem of Tools and Software Partners for Recently Launched ARM Cortex-A5 Processor-based Family

Atmel Corporation today announced the company has expanded its third-party ecosystem of tools and software partners for its recently launched ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based family of products. Partner companies include ARM, Timesys, Express Logic and IAR.
26th February 2013

Atmel Showcases Smart Connected Applications From The Lab To The Digital Living Room At EW 2013

Atmel Corporation has today announced that the company will be showcasing a variety of smart, connected applications from the lab environment to the digital living room at Embedded World 2013 held in Nuremberg, Germany, February 26-28, 2013.
25th February 2013

Prevent Hardware System Cloning And Counterfeiting

Protect your revenue and brand equity by preventing hardware cloning and counterfeiting.
21st February 2013

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