Microcontrollers

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microcontroller targets MFP devices.

February 24, 2015

Built around ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor, Model TMPM036FWFG is specifically designed for use in multifunction peripheral devices and printers. Microcontroller incorporates 8-channel communication interface, 14-channel 16-bit timer, 128 KB of Flash, and 16 KB of SRAM. Housed in 14 x 14 mm LQFP 100-pin package, device operates from 2.3–3.6 V with max frequency of 20 MHz. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Crypto Element enables smart, connected, and secure systems.

February 20, 2015

Targeting IoT market, ATECC508A provides confidentiality, data integrity, and authentication in systems with MCU or MPUs running encryption/decryption algorithms in software. This CryptoAuthentication™ IC requires one GPIO and integrates ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman) security protocol, ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) sign-verify authentication, and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) capabilities. Features include 256-bit SHA/HMAC hardware engine and 72-bit unique ID. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Voice- and Graphics-Enabled MCUs enhance end-device HMIs.

February 6, 2015

As ARM® Cortex®-M4-based MCUs, FM4 S6E2DH series with integrated graphics display controller and S6E2CCxxF/MB9BF568F series with self-contained voice command control enable design of intuitive HMIs. Features of S6E2DH series include 2D rendering graphics display controller (GDC) with dedicated video RAM as well as communication and digital peripherals. S6E2CCxxF/MB9BF568F series enables voice command control with over-the-air firmware update support via Wi-Fi to consumer and home IoT market. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Microcontrollers suit home appliances and factory automation.

February 4, 2015

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor, Models TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG can operate at up to 120 MHz. Both MCUs incorporate 2 modules, each containing programmable motor driver, 12-bit AD converter, and Vector Engine technology, which consists of hardware-based vector control processor for motor control applications. In addition, TMPM475FDFG incorporates CAN controller. Housed in 14 x 14 mm LQFP100 package with 0.5 mm pitch, both devices operate at 4.5–5.5 V. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

ARM Cortex-M7 Based MCUs have configurable memory architecture.

January 9, 2015

SMART™ ARM® Cortex®-M7 based MCUs contain memory architectures with up to 384 Kb multi-port SRAM, of which 256 Kb can be configured as tightly coupled memory delivering zero wait state access at 300 MHz. While SAM E70 and S70 suit connectivity and industrial applications, auto-grade SAM V70 and SAM V71 serve in-vehicle infotainment, audio amplifier, telematics, and head unit control applications. Features include USB OTG and on-chip USB PHY and 512 Kb, 1 MB, and 2 MB Flash memory densities. Read More

HVAC, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Reference Design aids cooling fan motor control.

January 8, 2015

Reference design, built around TMPM375 MCU with Vector Engine (VE) technology and peripherals, simplifies complex motor control designs in high-performance cooling fans and similar products for servers and data centers. VE technology employs vector control in hardware to aid handling of complex field-oriented vector control and space-vector modulation methods. Options range from single-phase Brushless DC Motor control to Vector Controlled Brushless DC Motor systems. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

ULP ARM Cortex M4 MCUs target wearables, sensor hub management.

January 7, 2015

Targeting IoT market for battery-operated devices, including SoC solutions for wearables, SAM G54 and SAM G55 series of ARM® Cortex®-M4-based MCUs include Atmel SMART ARM Cortex-M4 MCU + FPU (floating point unit), integrated sensor fusion algorithms, packages down to 2.84 x 2.84 mm, frequency up to 120 MHz, as well as ULP ratings down to 102 µA/MHz in active mode, and 5 µsec wake-up. Other features include up to 512 KB Flash and up to 160 KB SRAM, SRAM power banking, and USB host/device. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

NFC Sensor Transponder targets IoT applications.

December 18, 2014

Combining ISO 15693-compliant NFC interface with programmable MCU, non-volatile FRAM, 14-bit ADC, and SPI or I2C interface, Model RF430FRL15xH is optimized for use in fully passive or semi-active modes to achieve extended battery life in consumer wearables, industrial, medical, and asset tracking applications. With fully programmable 13.56 MHz transponder, developers can design products that require analog or digital interface, datalogging capabilities, and data transfers to NFC-enabled reader. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

32-Bit Microcontrollers combine peripheral mix, scalable memory.

December 9, 2014

Suited for executing Bluetooth® audio software, PIC32MX1/2/5 MCU series offers up to 83 DMIPS performance and scalable memory options from 64/8 KB to 512/64 KB Flash/RAM. MCUs integrate flexible CAN2.0B controllers as well as system RAM for storing up to 1,024 messages in 32 buffers. Along with PMP and capacitive touch sensing hardware, features include 4 SPI/I2S interfaces; 10-bit, 1 MSPS, 48-channel ADC; full-speed USB 2.0 Device/Host/OTG peripheral; and 4 general-purpose DMA controllers. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Microcontrollers feature core-independent peripherals.

December 4, 2014

PIC®16(L)F161X series incorporates Math Accelerator with Proportional Integral Derivative (PID), offering completely core-independent calculations with ability to perform 16-bit math and PID operations. Along with Angular Timer hardware module, features include peripherals with 24-bit Signal Measurement Timer (SMT), Zero Cross Detect (ZCD) module, high-current I/Os (100 mA), and Configurable Logic Cell (CLC). Communications are supported via I2C™, SPI, and EUSART. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Peripheral-Rich, 32-Bit MCU offers scalable memory configuration.

November 28, 2014

Used for executing Bluetooth® audio software, PIC32MX1/2/5 series offers up to 83 DMIPS performance and scalable memory options from 64/8 KB to 512/64 KB Flash/RAM. MCUs integrate flexible CAN2.0B controllers with DeviceNet™ addressing support and programmable bit rates up to 1 Mbps. Additional features include 4 SPI/I²S interfaces; Parallel Master Port (PMP) and capacitive touch sensing hardware; 10-bit, 1 Msps, 48-channel ADC; and full-speed USB 2.0 Device/Host/OTG peripheral. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Power MCUs provide 4-16 KB Flash memory.

November 19, 2014

Designed for high-level languages with minimal code space, 8-bit megaAVR® MCUs provide single-cycle instructions running 1 MIPS per MHz. Units offer extensive set of peripherals, including ADC, Analog Comparator, SPI, I2C, and USART. Unique ID enables secure device for IoT applications and wireless networks. MCUs are fully supported by Atmel Studio 6.2 integrated development environment for writing, building, simulating, programming, and debugging applications. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

ULP 32-Bit Microcontroller Platform powers IoT applications.

November 19, 2014

Featuring full-speed USB host and device, Event System and Sleepwalking,12-bit analog, AES, and capacitive touch sensing, Atmel | SMART 32-bit ARM®-based SAM L21 uses picoPower® technology and powers IoT applications without adding load to utility grids. While running EEMBC® CoreMark® benchmark, series delivers ULP running down to 40 µA/MHz in active mode, consuming <900 nA with full 32kB RAM retention and real-time clock and calendar, and 200 nA in sleep mode. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Industrial MCUs incorporate smart analog capacities.

November 13, 2014

Supplied in 28-pin TSSOP and 32-pin QFP, MSP430i204x MCUs integrate smart analog, including up to 4 integrated sigma delta ADCs (with simultaneous sampling) that provide accuracy and precision down to 1% in smart metering products across 2000:1 dynamic range, and digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) that eliminates need for external crystal. MCUs carry -40 to 105°C rating and let developers scale designs to include 16 or 32 KB flash memory and integrated analog such as sigma-delta AFEs.
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Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Wireless Transceivers target smart metering applications.

November 12, 2014

Offering simultaneous operation at sub-1GHz and 2.4GHz, Model AT86RF215 is compliant to IEEE 802.15.4g-2012 and ETSI TS 102 887-1. Unit supports variety of data rates with 3 modulation schemes: multi-rate and multi-regional frequency shift keying, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, and offset quadrature phase-shift keying. AT86RF215M single band sub-1GHz transceiver and AT86RF215IQ dual-band I/Q radio expand Atmel®| SMART metering portfolio. All 3 deliver output power up to 14 dBm. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Scalable MCUs accelerate control systems, increase integration.

October 30, 2014

With C28x CPU and accelerators, C2000™ Piccolo™ F2807x MCUs increase system performance without hardware/software design changes. Designers can leverage real-time control accelerator, which doubles MCU throughput to provide additional 120 MHz of floating-point processing capability. Other features include smart analog and control integration with flexible PWM, three 12-bit ADCs, simultaneously processing of 8 delta-sigma modulated channels, and Window comparators. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Flexible Industrial IoT MCUs support variety of applications.

October 28, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, S6E2C series features 200 MHz operating frequency and supports diverse on-chip peripherals for HMIs and M2M communications. Dual-bank flash array allows seamless OTA in-application reprogramming, and architecture is optimized for efficient data movement with 16 kB flash accelerator, allowing zero wait state execution. Other features include 5 V I/O and up to 2MB flash and 256 KB SRAM memory with native 72 MHz access speed. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

MCUs, Development Kit aid low-power MCU development.

October 15, 2014

Available in 48- to 64-pin devices in LQFPs and TSSOPs, MSP430FR4x/FR2x MCUs include 60 capacitive-touch-enabled GPIO pins to help developers create flexible ultra-low-power (ULP) products. Additionally, MSP430FR4x series integrates LCD support on-chip. Providing benefits of non-volatile FRAM in minimal memory footprint, MSP-EXP430FR4133 LaunchPad rapid prototyping kit comes with MCU featuring segmented LCD driver with software-configurable LCD pins and integrated charge pump. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Robotics, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Microprocessor Units support 720p video playback.

October 10, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-A5 processor, Atmel® SMART™ SAMA5D4 Series offers H264, VP8, and MPEG4 720p video playback capability at 30 fps. Devices leverage ARM® TrustZone technology to protect system against counterfeiting and allow safe storage of critical data. Featuring ARM NEON™ engine for accelerated signal processing for multimedia and graphics, SAMA5D4 Series runs up to 528 MHz and includes 720p hardware video decoder, along with 128 kB L2 cache. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

Microcontrollers support capacitive-touch sensing.

October 2, 2014

Housed in 4 x 4 x .9 mm packages, Models PIC16LF1554 and PIC16LF1559 include 2 independent 10-bit 100 K samples/sec ADCs with hardware Capacitive Voltage Divider support for capacitive touch sensing. Devices also feature up to 14 KB Flash/512 Bytes RAM, 32 MHz internal oscillator, 2 PWM modules, along with I2C™, SPI, and EUSART for communications. Microcontrollers are eXtreme Low Power-compliant with active and sleep currents of 35 µA/MHz and 30 nA, respectively. Read More