Atmel Corporation Articles
'World’s lowest power' BLE module for space-constrained applications
Atmel Corporation has announced the 'world’s lowest power' Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity modules for small form factor applications. The ultra-low power Atmel SmartConnect XR and ZR modules consume less than 4mA in RX and less than 3mA in TX with 3.6V, and below 1.2µA in sleep mode, increasing battery life by up to three times longer than other solutions on the market today.
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.
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.
Atmel achieves industry’s first automotive SPICE Level 3 certification
Atmel has announced that Atmel’s maXTouch firmware development facility in Whiteley, U.K., has achieved the Automotive SPICE Level 3 certification—a certification that addresses rigid requirements for the software development process for tier 1 and tier 2 partners in the automotive industry.
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.
Connected platform for IoT and wearable applications
An ultra-low power connected platform for cost optimised applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable markets has been released by Atmel Corporation. The new platform features the ARM Cortex-M0+, the Atmel | SMART SAM L21, and the BTLC1000 Bluetooth SMART solution, making it well suited for battery operated applications requiring activity and environment monitoring.
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.
WiFi connectivity to IoT platform enables secure cloud access
Atmel has announced it is collaborating with WeChat on its IoT Platform with the Atmel | SMART SAM W25 module integrating a secure ATECC508 CryptoAuthentication, for cloud access targeting next-gen IoT applications. WeChat IoT Platform delivers cloud services for seamless accessibility to the Internet (cloud) ensuring every ‘thing’ is smartly connected and supports the recently launched Airkiss 2.0 protocol for WiFi provisioning and s...
Platform enables developers to bring their designs quickly to market
Atmel Corporation has announced its first SoC hardware evaluation solution based on the ARM mbed IoT Platform. Powered by the Atmel | SMART SAMR21 SoC, the new solution runs on the mbed IoT Device Platform, a platform that provides the operating system, cloud services, tools and developer ecosystem that makes the deployment of commercial, standards-based IoT solutions possible at any scale. The Atmel | SMART SAMR21 a suitable solution for the rap...
Security platform enables secure IoT applications
Atmel has announced a comprehensive security platform that enables businesses of all sizes to assign certified and trusted identities to devices joining the secure IoT. The Atmel Certified-ID security platform prevents unauthorised reconfiguration of an edge node to access protected resources on the network. This platform is available on the Atmel SmartConnect WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and ZigBee solutions that connect directly to Atmel Cl...
TomTom watch features robust capacitive touch buttons
Atmel Corporation has announced that the TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch includes the Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex M7-based MCU and the tinyAVR44A MCU. TomTom Spark also uses Atmel’s QTouch library software to control the touch interface in the 8-bit tinyAVR MCU. The combination of these ultra-low-power MCUs extends the battery life of the TomTom Spark to up to 10 hours in GPS mode.
Immobiliser base station for passive keyless entry
Atmel Corporation has launched its next-gen 4 channels Passive Keyless Entry (PKE) coil drivers with an integrated immobiliser base station. Expandable to 8 low-frequency (LF) channels, the Atmel ATA5291 is the world’s most integrated passive entry coil driver, allowing car manufacturers to deliver the latest breakthrough technologies in a variety of PKE applications.
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 sup...
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.
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.
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.
The industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Smart solution
Atmel has announced that it’s shipping the industry’s lowest power, smallest footprint Bluetooth Smart solution in production quantities. Consuming less than 4mA in RX and less than 3mA TX at 3.6V, the device increases battery life by as much as one year or more for certain applications.
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.
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.
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.