Monday, July 11, 2011

Atmel Samples SAM3S16 ARM-based Microcontroller With 1MB Embedded Flash

Atmel SAM3S16 with Cortex-M3 MCU achieves industry's lowest dynamic power consumption with 30mA @ 100MHz operation

San Jose, CA, July 11, 2011 - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced early sampling of its 32-bit ARM® Cortex® -M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs) with 1MB embedded Flash and 128KB SRAM. The new Atmel SAM3S16 Cortex-M3 MCU offers high performance, low power and large memory density for applications demanding modern user interfaces including capacitive touch, increased data processing and connectivity. Target applications include medical equipment, building and home control, industrial automation, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), test and measurement, smart grid, and data input/output peripherals for consumer and computing devices.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Atmel Expands maXTouch E-Series Family for Cameras, Feature Phones and Other High-volume Markets

New maXTouch mXT112E family combines key features of proven maXTouch technology to serve fast growing, high-volume 2.8 to 3.5-inch touchscreen market, including digital still cameras, feature phones, gaming consoles, GPS and more

San Jose, CA, June 29, 2011 - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the Atmel maXTouch™ mXT112E controller optimized for 2.8- to 3.5-inch touchscreens for the fast growing consumer markets including feature phones, digital still cameras, global positioning systems (GPS), gaming consoles and other high-volume devices. The Atmel maXTouch mXT112E includes all the proven functions of the maXTouch E series tailored to meet the precise needs of these exciting consumer devices.

The Atmel maXTouch mXT112E enables true single-layer touchscreens, resulting in screens that are thinner, lighter and brighter. Similar to the Atmel E-series family, this device offers the most advanced signal processing algorithms to mitigate noise from a wider range of LCD displays, environmental noise and interference from after-market chargers.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Atmel Launches Power-Efficient Multi-String LED Drivers

Atmel LED driver family offers intelligent control for backlighting and solid state lighting markets; Combination of new LED drivers with Atmel AVR and ARM-based MCUs offer optimal power efficiency, flexibility networking ability and lower BOM

San Jose, CA, June 27, 2011 - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced a new family of intelligent multi-string LED drivers for the backlighting and solid state lighting markets. The comprehensive portfolio of Atmel LED drivers offer design engineers industry-proven efficiency optimizer (EO) technology, flexible dimming options, scalability across wide range of power levels, user programmability and lower bill of material (BOM). These features are ideal for rapidly growing LED applications in direct and edge-lit LCD TVs, PC monitors, industrial, military and avionics displays, as well as general illumination in the commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure market segments.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Atmel Named Winner in Semiconductors and Electronic Components Category for TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards

San Jose, CA, June 22, 2011 - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, has been named the winner in the Semiconductors and Electronic Components category for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services for the technology industry. The award was attributed to the Atmel® maXTouch™ largescreen solution that supports touchscreens up to 15 inches for emerging products including tablets, smartbooks, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), Netbooks, PC notebooks, and a range of industrial applications. Nominations for The American Technology Awards "The Termans" were vetted by industry experts and technology companies. These awards have been named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Atmel Launches JTAGICE3 In-circuit Debugger and Programmer

Connecting seamlessly to Atmel AVR Studio 5 and all Atmel 8- and 32-bit AVR MCUs, JTAGICE3 offers a faster, smaller and more robust in-circuit debugger

San Jose, CA, June 20, 2011 - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the new Atmel JTAGICE3 mid-range in-circuit debugger and programmer to support all Atmel AVR® 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). This new debugger is smaller, faster, and more robust than the previous generation, and connects seamlessly to the recently-launched Atmel AVR Studio® 5. The small and robust design is especially handy for developers who test and debug in the field.

The new JTAGICE3 supports faster in-system debug and programmer with full control of all MCU features and configurations. The new design allows the debugger to program the on-chip 256 KB flash AVR microcontroller in less than 14 seconds. It also offers full support for JTAG, aWire, SPI and PDI serial program, and debug interfaces used in AVR microcontrollers. JTAGICE3 can program MCUs powered by 1.8V to 5.5V and supports three hardware program breakpoints plus one maskable data breakpoint and up to 128 software breakpoints.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Atmel Sensors Xplained Software Drivers and AVR MCUs Accelerate Development of Sensor-based Designs

Combination of Atmel AVR MCUs, Sensors Xplained software and collaboration with leading sensor companies accelerates driver and calibration support for consumer, industrial and medical applications

San Jose, CA, June 15, 2011 - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced the release of the Sensors Xplained software drivers integrated with the recently-launched AVR Studio® 5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The new software drivers accelerate application and device development by providing driver and calibration support for a variety of the most popular sensor types used in consumer, industrial and medical applications.

Atmel has teamed with a number of the leading sensor manufacturers to make the necessary sensor drivers available as part of the AVR Studio 5 development environment, including AKM, Bosch Sensortec, Honeywell, Invensense, Kionix, and Osram Opto Semiconductors in the initial release. The company plans to support and release drivers for additional companies and products over time. The driver software is available directly from Atmel, and provides basic interface functionality with both raw data and calibrated engineering unit outputs, using a standard API (application programming interface) to simplify application development. There are also a number of higher level application examples available as library functions both from Atmel and several of the sensor suppliers that are optimized for the AVR architecture and provide support for sensor fusion algorithms used in many applications.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Atmel maXTouch Solution Powers Touchscreen in Samsung's Ultra-Slim Galaxy Tab 10.1

Atmel maXTouch technology enables more responsive touchscreen for Samsung's Ultra-Slim Galaxy; Tablet weighs just 1.25 pounds at 8.6 mm thick with a 1280 x 800 display, an NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and Android Honeycomb 3.1

San Jose, CA, June 14, 2011 - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that Samsung has selected the Atmel maXTouch™ mXT1386 touchscreen controller to power its flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently the thinnest tablet available on the market, measuring in at an ultra-slim 8.6 millimeters. It sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display with 1280x800 pixel resolution and weighs only 1.25 pounds. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 joins Samsung's popular collection of Android devices currently powered by Atmel maXTouch technologies including the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy S smartphones.