Atmel – Processors provide more secure, lower-power performance in access-control systems

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Atmel’s SAMA5D2 series of MCUs provides a highly integrated system for implementing secure and feature-rich access-control equipment designs. It includes an image-sensor interface, Ethernet networking capability, graphics and video decoding functions and a complete audio sub-system on top of a proven security platform. Featuring an ARM® NEON™ engine, the SAMA5D2 series’ ARM Cortex®-A5 core runs […]

Atmel – SAM L22 series low-power 32-bit MCU includes built-in segment LCD and touch controllers

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Atmel’s SAM L22 series of secure microcontrollers features a very low-power capacitive touch controller alongside a segment LCD controller which can control up to 320 segments. The SAM L22 MCUs, which are based on an ARM® Cortex® M0+ processor core running at up to 32MHz, are ideal for low-power applications such as thermostats and utility […]

Atmel – 8-bit ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 – AVR-based MCUs set new benchmark for size and power consumption

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Atmel has introduced two new high-performance, low-power 8-bit MCUs which feature 1kbyte of on-board Flash memory and 32bytes of SRAM. The new ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 MCUs run at up to 12MIPS and integrate features previously only available in larger, more expensive MCUs. The smallest package style of the new MCUs is an eight-pin UDFN measuring […]

Circuit Centre – Process Control

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The microcontroller takes centre stage in the block diagram for a typical process-control application, and it is microcontrollers which are featured in the Application Spotlight section that follows. But the block diagram also highlights the many peripheral functions that support a process-control system, including analogue, communications and protection components, and these can all be found […]

Future Electronics – MCUs’ new sophisticated HMI capabilities bring embedded design into full view

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The sophistication of embedded devices was in the past often hidden from view. The embedded designer’s job was to make an application work reliably and efficiently. In many cases, few or even no people would ever directly experience or interact with it. Today, the design of many embedded devices places an additional demand on the […]

Atmel – ATSAMD10-XMINI: Miniature evaluation board supports experimentation with ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core

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Europe’s electronics industry thrives on the application of innovation and creativity, and an essential innovator’s tool in design projects is the development board. The Board Club website is a Future Electronics resource for users of development boards. Here, and only here, Board Club members can gain access to exclusive free development boards and development board […]

Atmel – Automotive-grade MCUs with touch-sensing support address HMI and LIN applications

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Atmel has launched its next generation of automotive-qualified microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ core, featuring an integrated Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) for capacitive-touch applications. The new SAM DA1 is the first series in this Atmel | SMART automotive-qualified MCU family. The SAM DA1 parts operate at a maximum frequency of 48MHz, achieving a Coremark/MHz […]

Atmel – SMART™: Tiny, low-power 32-bit MCUs offer rich set of peripheral functions

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The Atmel SMART™ SAM D10, SAM D11, SAM D20 and SAM D21 microcontrollers, which have an ARM® Cortex®-M0+ core, combine flexibility and ease of use with low power consumption and a compact package. The SAM D10 and SAM D11 offer up to 16kbytes of on-chip Flash memory and 4kbytes of SRAM, while the SAM D20 […]

Atmel – ATSAMV71-XULT: Kit speeds evaluation of ARM Cortex-M7 MCUs

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Future Electronics’ Board Club: supporting innovative electronics design Europe’s electronics industry thrives on the application of innovation and creativity, and an essential innovator’s tool in design projects is the development board. The Board Club website is a Future Electronics resource for users of development boards. Here, and only here, Board Club members can gain access […]

Atmel – Smart-metering ICs gain PRIME v1.4 certification

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Atmel has announced it is the first semiconductor manufacturer to receive PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution (PRIME) v1.4 Profile 2 certification. The certification has been granted to the Atmel® | SMART SAM4CP16B and ATPL230A smartmetering solutions. This latest PRIME standard supports some of the most demanding requirements of smart-metering systems by offering increased robustness, throughput, band […]