Atmel Corporation is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced semiconductors including microcontroller (MCU), programmable logic, and nonvolatile memory. By combining these core technologies, Atmel meets the evolving and growing needs of today's electronic system design engineer through the production of general purpose and application specific system level integrated chips. Atmel's world class expertise and wealth of experience in system-level integration enable all of Atmel's products to be developed from their constituent blocks with minimum delay and risk.
Atmel offers a free QTouch® library for embedding capacitive touch buttons, sliders and wheels functionality into your general-purpose AVR® microcontroller applications. The easy-to-use QTouch Suite allows you to explore, develop and debug your own touch applications. If you prefer to use fixed functional capacitive touch controllers for your products, Atmel also offers fixed functional devices.
Providing several library files for each device, supporting different numbers of touch channels, the QTouch Library opens up for high flexibility and efficiency in your touch application. By selecting the library file supporting the number of channels needed, you will gain a more compact and efficient code using less RAM. The following number of channels is supported depending on your choice of microcontroller:
Atmel's SAM D20 ARM® Cortex®-M0+ Microcontroller (MCU) series builds on decades of innovation and experience in embedded Flash microcontroller technology. It not only sets a new benchmark for flexibility and ease-of-use but also combines the performance and energy efficiency of an ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCU with an optimized architecture and peripheral set. The Atmel SAM D20 series gives you a truly differentiated general-purpose microcontroller that is ideal for many low-power, cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. Key features include low power, peripheral flexibility, Atmel QTouch peripheral touch controller, and scalability.
Atmel SAM D20 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ARM Cortex-M0+ ATSAMD20J18 microcontroller. Supported by the Atmel Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the Atmel ATSAMD20J18 and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design. The Xplained Pro MCU series evaluation kits include an on-board Embedded Debugger, and no external tools are necessary to program or debug the ATSAMD20J18. The Xplained Pro extension kits offers additional peripherals to extend the features of the board and ease the development of custom images.
Atmel's SAM4N ARM Cortex-M4 Based MCUs are a member of a family of Flash microcontrollers based on the high performance 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4 RISC processor. It operates at a maximum speed of 100MHz and features up to 1024Kbytes of Flash and up to 80Kbytes of SRAM. The peripheral set includes 3x USARTs, 4x UARTs, 3x TWIs, 1x SPI, as well as 1 PWM timer, 2x three-channel general-purpose 16-bit timers (with stepper motor and quadrature decoder logic support), an RTC, a 10-bit ADC (up to 12-bit with digital averaging) and a 10-bit DAC with an internal voltage reference. The SAM4N device is a medium range general purpose microcontroller with the best ratio in terms of reduced power consumption, processing power and peripheral set. This enables the SAM4N to sustain a wide range of applications including industrial automation and M2M (machine-to-machine), energy metering, consumer and appliance, building and home control.
Atmel's AVR® XMEGA® E Series 8/16-Bit MCUs are the first AVR XMEGA series with 32 pins that are available in the smallest 4mm x 4mm QFN packaging. These devices offer a set of new features not found in any other AVR XMEGA devices. In addition, the AVR XMEGA E microcontrollers (MCUs) are the most power efficient of all AVR XMEGA devices, truly demonstrating the potential of Atmel picoPower technology with an unmatched combination of memory size, low sleep current and short wake-up time. The series is ideal for real-time, low-latency applications, ballast and board controls, power supplies, DC-DC converters, LED drives, power management, and battery-drive products such as toys, watches and portable devices.
Atmel SAMA5D3 embedded microprocessor units (eMPUs) are based on the ARM® Cortex™-A5 processor and operate at up to 536MHz (850DMIPS) at under 200mW, delivering a high-performance, low-power platform for cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. These Atmel devices are ideal for high-precision computing and fast data processing. The eMPUs feature a 64-bit internal bus architecture and 32-bit wide DDR controller running up to 166MHz that offers up to 1328MB/s of bandwidth. These devices also offer market-leading low power consumption of less than 200mW when running at maximum speed and under 0.5mW in low-power mode. The SAMA5D3 series also provides a comprehensive peripheral set for connectivity and user interface applications, state-of-the-art security, and low system cost.
Atmel's SAM4E-EK Evaluation Board is an evaluation kit for the rapid development of the Atmel SAM4E microcontroller. It is based on the integration of an ARM® Cortex™-M4 processor with on-board NAND Flash and a set of popular peripherals. This evaluation board is designed to provide a high performance processor evaluation solution with high flexibility for various kinds of applications.
Atmel's SAMA5Dxx ARM Cortex-A5 eMPU Evaluation Kits are full-featured evaluation platforms for the Atmel SAMA5Dxx embedded microprocessors. Each consists of a main board, a computer module equipped with a SAMA5Dxx processor, and a display module. Each kit is supported by the SAMA5D3 Softpack, a free set of bare metal C examples, and is delivered with on-board demos for Lunix and Qt-based GUI. These kits allow users to extensively evaluate, prototype and create applications that require graphics, audio, mass storage, networking, connectivity and more.
Atmel SAM4L ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontrollers (MCUs) deliver the lowest power in active mode (down to 0.9µA/MHz) as well as sleep mode with full RAM retention (1.5µA) with the shortest wake-up time (down to 1.5µs). Atmel SAM4L ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontrollers offer picoPower® technology, highly efficient signal processing, ease of use and high-speed communication peripherals. SAM4L ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs are ideal for power-sensitive designs in the industrial, healthcare and consumer application areas.
Atmel SAM9CN11 / SAM9CN12 ARM926™ processor-based microcontrollers (MCUs) target cost-sensitive applications that require security features in addition to graphics LCD and user interface software. SAM9CN11 and SAM9CN12 expand Atmel's existing ARM® processor-based portfolio by offering an anti-counterfeiting solution. These ARM926 microprocessors support secure boot and a hardware cryptographic engine required for secured applications. These new devices also include an extensive set of communication peripherals with full-speed USB host and device, up to seven UARTS, multiple SPI, I²C, and one SDIO/SDCard/MMC interface. These Atmel devices support SDRAM for low system cost and DDR2 memory for more memory-intensive applications.
Atmel SAM9 Series of ARM926-based Microprocessors are built
on the powerful ARM926™ core. Designed to complement the ARM926™ core,
these flexible devices deliver a rich combination of peripherals in a
highly integrated design. The high bandwidth architecture is based on a
multi-layer bus matrix, multiple DMA channels and external bus interface
to ensure internal and external data flows with minimum processor
overhead. Integrated power management techniques preserve the power
budget and reduce BOM cost.
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