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8-bit MCUs feature 1kB Flash

At Embedded World 2016, Atmel announced the 'world’s highest performing', low power, 8-bit MCUs with 1kB Flash memory. The ATtiny102/104 MCUs runs up to 12MIPS and integrate features previously only available in larger more expensive MCUs, making them suitable for smaller applications including logic replacement and the latest cost-optimised applications in the consumer, industrial and home automation markets.
24th February 2016

The latest platform for hardware cryptographic acceleration

Atmel launched the industry’s first hardware interface library for TLS stacks used in IoT edge node applications. Hardening is a method used for reducing security risks to a system by applying additional hardware security layers and eliminating vulnerable software.
23rd February 2016

Force sensing technology expands the superior touch experience

Atmel has announced it is sampling its next-gen force sensing technology in the latest maXTouch U series for smartphones. Atmel’s force sensing technology expands the superior touch experience for maXTouch device users by bringing 3D interactions to enable users more intuitive control of their devices based on the pressure of their touch.
8th January 2016

Debugging tool targets low power applications

A high accuracy debugging tool has been introduced by Atmel Corporation that enables customers to visualise the power usage of their product during the development cycle.
15th December 2015

Display drivers for e-paper interfaces for IoT applications

Atmel Corporation has announced additional ease-of-use capabilities for the ultra-low power Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCUs for household appliances, industrial and human interface device applications. Atmel continues to deliver rich features to its growing portfolio and is collaborating with HiTex and Pervasive Displays to release software libraries including the IEC 60730 Class B safety standard and e-Paper drivers, respectively, to support Atmel | SMART MCUs.
5th November 2015

Rad tolerant megaAVR MCU for space applications

Rad tolerant megaAVR MCU for space applications
Targeting next-gen space applications, Atmel has announced the ATmegaS128 MCU which is the company's first µC radiation tolerant device. In addition to all the popular features of the megaAVR family, the new ATmegaS128 delivers full wafer lot traceability, 64-lead CQFP, space screening, space qualification according to QML and ESCC flow and total ionising dose up to 30Krad for space applications.
21st October 2015

DRT software tools available in Atmel Studio 7

Atmel and SOMNIUM Technologies have announced the availability of SOMNIUM DRT as an extension to the recently launched Atmel Studio 7, an IDE leveraging the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell. The SOMNIUM DRT Atmel Studio Extension is the only product that offers improved code generation while maintaining full compatibility with industry-standard GNU tools that are widely used by Atmel customers.
14th October 2015

Atmel launches next-gen flagship Studio 7 IDE

Atmel has announced the release of Atmel Studio 7, the company’s comprehensive, free IDE for MCU design using Atmel | SMART ARM processor-based and AVR MCUs. The company is also launching Atmel START, a highly intuitive graphical platform for creating and configuring embedded applications that allow developers to build custom software platforms.
29th September 2015

Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M7-based MCU family wins Silver Stevie Award

Atmel was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award for the Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M7-based MCU family in the Hardware - Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component category in the 12th Annual International Business Awards.
21st September 2015

Controllers suit automotive touchscreens up to 10"

Atmel has expanded its robust portfolio of automotive-qualified maXTouch touchscreen controllers. The mXT641T family is optimised for capacitive touchpads and touchscreens of 5-10". These devices are claimed to be the industry’s first auto-qualified self- and mutual-capacitance controllers meeting the AEC-Q100 standards for high reliability in harsh environments.
15th September 2015

The world’s lowest power ARM Cortex-A5-based MPUs

A series of MPUs claimed to deliver the world’s lowest power consumption has been released by Atmel. The Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-A5-based MPUs deliver sub 200µA in retention mode with context preserved, 30µs ultra-fast wake-up and a new backup mode with DDR in self-refresh at only 50µA.
14th September 2015

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

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