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Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry´s broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.



Processor Families

SAMA5D4 MPUs

The SAMA5D41 is an ARM® Cortex™-A5 processor-based embedded microprocessor unit (eMPU) operating at 528MHz (840DMIPS). more

CAN Networking MCUs

Introduced in 1986, Controller Area Network (CAN) technology was originally intended for automotive engine control communication. It has rapidly gained popularity to support a wide range of growing applications, including medical devices, avionics, factory and industrial automation, and maritime environments.  more

SAM9M MPUs

The Atmel® SAM9M ARM926-based embedded MPU integrates an on-chip hardware video decoder and 2D accelerator, ensuring high-quality video functionality while preserving the full processing power of the CPU for the application. Additional features include an embedded TFT LCD controller, resistive touchscreen support, camera interface, audio, high-speed serial communication and DDR2 memory support. Architectured for maximum performance, the SAM9M is still power-efficient, with typical consumption levels below 300uW/MHz. The SAM9M11 includes AES, TDES and SHA hardware encryption, making the device suitable for secured networked applications and software authentication. For rapid evaluation and code development, an evaluation kit is available, delivered with free packages for Android™, Microsoft® Windows® and Linux® to enable rapid application development. Industry-leading third parties supply a full range of development tools, operating systems, protocol stacks and applications to minimize time to market.  more

SAM9X MPUs

The ARM926™-based Atmel® SAM9X embedded MPUs are high-performance, highly integrated processors. Running at 400 MHz, they deliver a rich set of connectivity peripherals, such as dual Ethernet dual CAN, triple USB ports and seven UARTS. Additional features include an integrated soft modem, high-speed serial communication, TFT LCD controller and LPDDR/DDR2 memory support. A multilayer bus matrix architecture and multiple DMA channels ensure uninterrupted data transfer with minimum processor intervention. Low voltage, low power consumption and reduced system cost make the Atmel SAM9X ideal for cost-sensitive machine-to-machine applications. The processors are supported by full-featured evaluation kits to enable rapid application development, as well as a worldwide ecosystem of industry-leading suppliers of development tools, operating systems, protocol stacks and applications. more

SAM9G MPUs

The SAM9G devices build the foundation of the Atmel® ARM926-based embedded MPU line. Designed to complement the power of 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.  more

SAM9R MPUs

The Atmel® SAM9R ARM926-based embedded MPU provides high throughput, optional LCD controller and touch and OS support for high-speed USB peripherals. The 480 Mbits/sec USB 2.0 Device is connected to a distributed memory and DMA architecture to prevent bottlenecks and release the CPU for the application. To meet the requirements of space-constrained applications, the SAM9R64 is available in a small footprint package. The SAM9RL64 includes LCD and touchscreen controllers, making it suitable for use as a processor in user interfaces connected over high-speed USB to a central processing unit. The evaluation kits are delivered with free packages for Microsoft® Windows® and Linux® from Atmel, and are fully supported by a worldwide ecosystem of industry-leading suppliers of development tools, operating systems and protocol stacks. more

SAM9N/CN MPUs

Based on the ARM926EJ™-S processor, the SAM9N and SAM9CN embedded MPUs run at 400MHz and are the ideal devices for cost-sensitive industrial applications that require security features. The SAM9N and SAM9CN offer:
  • Support for current and next-generation memories
  • A solid peripheral set with multiple connectivity interfaces
  • Low power consumption and reduced system cost through innovative design techniques
  • Cryptographic engine and secure boot for highest security implementation
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SAM9XE MCUs

The Atmel® SAM9XE Flash microcontroller combines a 200-MIPS ARM926EJ-S™ processor core with up to 512K bytes of on-chip Flash. It offers an unrivalled combination of performance and functionality on a single chip, making the SAM9XE ideal for space-constrained applications where high level of integration and small footprint is required. The SAM9XE shares the maximum of peripherals and technology with Atmel’s ARM7™ and Cortex™ M3-based families, making the migration between the Flash microcontroller families easy. The SAM9XE microcontrollers are fully supported by a worldwide ecosystem of industry-leading suppliers of development tools, operating systems and protocol stacks. more

SAM7L MCUs

The Atmel® SAM7L is a high-performance, ultra-low power ARM7TDMI®-based microcontroller, offering reduced power consumption in active and standby modes. With power consumption levels as low as 100nA, the SAM7L is unique in its category. To achieve this, Atmel implements power-saving techniques such as programmable operating voltage and operating frequency, the use of DMA instead of the CPU for data transfers, and embedded power switches and voltage regulators. The extensive peripheral set includes a 40-segment LCD controller, USART, SPI, Timer Counter, RTC and ADC, as well as a complete set of system functions. more

SAM7X/XC MCUs

Atmel® SAM7X/XC ARM7TDMI® Flash MCU offer power and flexibility, delivering a cost-effective solution for extensively networked, real-time embedded systems. They feature embedded high-speed Flash and SRAM, a large set of standard peripherals, plus a USB 2.0 Device, a 10/100 Ethernet MAC and a CAN controller. To optimize performance, dedicated peripheral DMA channels eliminate processor bottlenecks during peripheral-to-memory transfers. For secure data transfers, the SAM7XC is available with a hardware AES encryption accelerator and a Triple Data Encryption System.  more

SAM7S/SE MCUs

The Atmel® SAM7S/SE ARM7TDMI® Flash MCU provides a strong migration path for 8/16-bit microcontroller users seeking additional performance, extended memory, and optimized system integration. The products feature high-speed Flash, SRAM, and extensive peripherals, as well as a complete set of system functions to minimize the number of external components. Peripheral DMA Controller channels eliminate processor bottlenecks during peripheral-to-memory transfers to maximize performance. Selected devices feature an External Bus Interface that provides access to external NAND Flash, SDRAM, CompactFlash, SRAM and ROM storage. more

SAM3X MCUs

The Atmel® SAM3X ARM® Cortex™-M3 Flash-based microcontroller (MCU) brings more connectivity to the SAM3 family by adding Ethernet, dual CAN and high-speed USB (HS USB) MiniHost and device with on-chip physical layer (PHY). Devices feature a dual-bank configuration of 256KB and 512KB Flash total and are available in 100-pin and 144-pin QFP and BGA package options. The architecture is designed to support high-speed data transfers and includes a multi-layer bus matrix plus dual SRAM banks, direct memory access (DMA) channels and peripheral DMA controller (PDC) for applications supporting multi-task operations. The SAM3X series is ideal for networking applications in the industrial embedded market and in home and building automation, smart grids and industrial automation. more

SAM3A MCUs

The Atmel® SAM3A ARM® Cortex™-M3 Flash-based microcontroller (MCU) features connectivity peripherals including a dual CAN interface and high-speed USB (HS USB) MiniHost and device with on-chip physical layer (PHY). Devices are available in a dual-bank configuration of 256KB and 512KB Flash total and in 100-pin QFP and BGA package options. The architecture is designed to support high-speed data transfers and includes a multi-layer bus matrix plus dual SRAM banks, direct memory access (DMA) channels and peripheral DMA controller (PDC) for applications supporting multi-task operations. The SAM3A series is ideal for networking applications in the industrial embedded market and in home and building automation, smart grids and industrial automation. more

SAM3U MCUs

The Atmel® SAM3U is the industry’s first ARM® Cortex™ M3 Flash microcontroller with on-chip high speed USB Device-and-Transceiver, SDIO/SDCard/MMC and SPI interfaces. This connectivity, together with the SAM3U’s 96 MHz/1.25 DMIPS/MHz operating frequency, makes the SAM3U the unique Cortex M3 device suited to applications with intensive communications requirements, such high speed gateways in industrial, medical, data processing and consumer applications. For rapid evaluation and code development, industry-leading third parties provide a full range of dev tools, RTOS, middleware and support services to reduce time-to-market to a minimum. more

SAM4S MCUs

Based on the powerful ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, the Atmel® SAM4S series extends the Atmel Cortex-M portfolio to offer:
  • Increased performance and power efficiency
  • Higher memory densities: up to 2MB of Flash and 160KB of SRAM
  • And a rich peripheral set for connectivity, system control and analog interfacing.
 more

SAM4N MCUs

The Atmel® SAM4N series comprises the entry point into our portfolio of Flash microcontrollers based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4 core. These microcontrollers feature a 100MHz operating frequency and offer up to 1MB of Flash, multiple serial communication peripherals and analog capability. This combination of features—plus low power consumption—makes the Atmel SAM4N series ideal for a wide range of applications in industrial automation, consumer and appliance, and energy metering markets.  more

SAM4E MCUs

The Atmel® SAM4E series of Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) is based on the high-performance 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M4 RISC processor with floating point unit (FPU). It operates at a maximum speed of 120MHz and features up to 1024KB of Flash, 2KB of cache memory and up to 128KB of SRAM.  more

SAM4L MCUs

The Atmel® SAM4L microcontrollers (MCUs) redefine the power benchmark for Cortex™-M4 processor-based devices, delivering the lowest power in active mode (down to 90µA/MHz) as well as sleep mode with full RAM retention (1.5µA) with the shortest wake-up time (down to 1.5µs). Embedding Atmel picoPower® technology, the SAM4L family provides highly efficient signal processing, ease of use and high-speed communication peripherals—ideal for power-sensitive designs in the industrial, healthcare and consumer application areas. more

SAM3S MCUs

The Atmel® SAM3S Cortex™ M3 Flash MCU integrates features to simplify system design and reduce power consumption down to 2.3 mW at 1 MHz, 1.45mW/MHz at 64 MHz operation and 1.6 uA in backup mode with the RTC running. Inspired by the best-selling SAM7S series, the SAM3S is the ideal migration path to a more powerful and feature-rich MCU. A renewed peripheral set provides system control, sensor interfaces, an optional external parallel bus interface, connectivity and user interface support. more

SAM3N MCUs

The Atmel® entry point into ARM® Cortex™ M3 technology, the SAM3N intelligently combines high-performance architecture, peripherals and power–saving techniques to deliver uncompromised performance. Available in multiple memory densities, pin counts and package types, the SAM3N offers a scalable solution to meet application requirements. It is supported by a full set of software libraries, project examples, tools and a worldwide ecosystem to shorten development cycle time. Pin-to-pin compatible with the SAM7S and the SAM3S, the SAM3N facilitates migration within the family. more

SAM G MCUs

The SAM G family is optimized for ultra-low-power and high-performance applications. Its small form factor is based on an ARM® Cortex®-M4 core and, bundled with a floating point unit (FPU), these devices offer unrivaled efficiency in a tiny 3 x 3 mm, 49-ball WLCSP package. The SAM G family is optimized with a highly-efficient set of serial peripherals including a 12-bit ADC, DMA, and a good SRAM-to-flash ratio. SAM G devices are ideal for sensor hub and battery-operated consumer applications. more

SAM D MCUs

The Atmel® SAM D ARM® Cortex®-M0+ based 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 D gives you a truly differentiated general-purpose microcontroller that is ideal for many low-power, cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. more

SAMA5D3 MPUs

Based on the ARM® Cortex™-A5 processor, the Atmel® SAMA5D3 series of microprocessor units (MPUs) operates at up to 536MHz (850DMIPS) at under 150mW, delivering a high-performance, low-power platform for cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. more

Automotive AVR MCUs

Whether you are designing large, complex electronic systems or smaller, independent applications, automotive AVR MCUs offer a wide range of cost-effective, top quality products with fully functional design kits for convenience, safety and body control electronics.  more

Battery Management MCUs

Atmel AVR offers single-chip battery management products for Li-ion batteries. Designed to maximize lifetime and energy per cycle, they feature dedicated analog-to-digital converters tailored for battery fuel gauging and voltage monitoring. more

tinyAVR MCUs

Atmel tinyAVR® devices are optimized for applications that require performance, power efficiency, and ease-of-use in a small package. All tinyAVR devices are based on the same architecture and compatible with other AVR devices. Integrated ADC, EEPROM memory and brown-out detector lets you build applications without adding external components. tinyAVR offers flash memory and on-chip debug for fast, secure, cost-effective in-circuit upgrades that significantly cuts your time to market. more

megaAVR MCUs

Based on industry-leading, proven technology, the megaAVR family offers our widest selection of devices in terms of memories, pin-counts and peripherals. Choose from general-purpose devices to models with specialized peripherals like USB, or LCD controllers, or CAN, LIN and Power Stage Controllers. It´s easy to find the perfect fit for your project in the megaAVR product family. Being supported by the Atmel Studio development platform further reduces your time-to-market. more

AVR XMEGA MCUs

Atmel® AVR® XMEGA® microcontrollers deliver the best possible combination of real-time performance, high integration and low power consumption for 8/16-bit MCU applications. more

32-bit AVR UC3 MCUs

The 32-bit AVR® UC3 microcontroller takes efficiency to a new level, going beyond high performance and low power consumption. Native fixed point DSP support, dual port SRAM, multi layer data bus, peripheral DMA controller, peripheral event system and intelligent peripherals move performance and power consumption to the next step. more

SAM D20

The Atmel SAM D20 ARM Cortex-M0+ based microcontroller (MCU) series builds on decades of innovation and experience in embedded Flash microcontroller technology. more

SAMA5D3

Based on the ARM® Cortex™-A5 processor, the Atmel® SAMA5D3 series of embedded microprocessor units (eMPUs) operates at up to 536MHz (850DMIPS) at under 200mW, delivering a high-performance, low-power platform for cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. more

ATmegaRF Single-Chip Wireless Solutions

The IEEE 802.15.4-compliant Atmel® single-chip wireless solution combines the industry’s leading AVR® microcontroller and a best-in-class 2.4GHz RF transceiver to deliver the industry’s best single-chip design. more

SAM3 Atmel ARM® Cortex-M3 microcontrollers

Atmel extends its One-stop Shop for ARM-based micros with the SAM3, a Cortex-M3 Flash MCU family that integrates features to simplify PCB design and reduce power consumption down to 2.3 mW at 1 MHz operation. more

SAM4 Atmel ARM® Cortex-M4 microcontrollers

Highly integrated Atmel® Cortex-M4  flash based microcontrollers with variants offering optimized power and performance with enhanced connectivity. more

AVR® XMEGA

The AVR XMEGA™ family from Atmel delivers an unprecedented level of system performance in8/16-bit microcontrollers. more

AT91CAP7S

AT91CAP7S, based on the ARM7TDMI® processor core, has a generous amount (160K bytes) of fast on-chip SRAM and a large MP Block of 450K ASIC gates (2-input NAND equivalents). A minimal number of ARM peripherals are instantiated in the fixed portion of the design to address low cost applications. Additionally, there is the flexibility to instantiate other peripherals in the MP
Block using IP available in Atmel´s vast library. more

AVR32 32-bit MCU/DSP AT32UC3L series

The AT32UC3L is a complete System-On-Chip microcontroller based on the AVR32 UC RISC processor running at frequencies up to 50MHz. AVR32 UC is a high-performance 32-bit RISC microprocessor core, designed for cost-sensitive embedded applications, with particular emphasis on low power consumption, high code density, and high performance. more

AVR® 8-Bit RISC - picoPower

To meet the tough requirements to modern microcontrollers Atmel has now combined ten years of low power research and development into picoPower technology for AVR microcontrollers. PicoPower enables AVR to achieve the industry’s lowest power consumption with 650 nA with a RTC running and 100nA in Power Down sleep. more

AVR32 32-bit MCU/DSP Introducing AVR32 UC3

The Atmel AVR32 UC3 product family is built on the new AVR32 UC core optimized for highly integrated embedded applications requiring microcontrollers with on-chip Flash program memory, high computation throughput, real-time behavior and low power consumption. more

AVR USB

Flash Microcontrollers with Integrated USB Controller more

ATtinyAVR

General purpose Microcontroller with up to 4K Bytes Flash program memory 128 Bytes SRAM and EEPROM. more

Smart Battery AVR

Atmel’s ATmega406 AVR Microcontroller Provides Full Smart Battery and Battery Protection Functionality for 2 – 4 Li-ion Cells in a Single Chip. more

Mega AVR

Self programming memory enables remote reprogramming without additional circuitry. Up to 256K Bytes Flash, 4K Bytes EEPROM and SRAM. more

Lighting AVR

Specially designed for Lamp ballast and Motor Control applications. more

LCD AVR

Integrated LCD driver, automatic contrast control. Extended battery life, active mode power consumption at 32 kHz < 20 μA. more

CAN AVR

Integrated CAN Controller, offering high performance and flexible implementation for CAN networking applications.. more

Auto AVR

AVR for Automotive Applications - Innovative Microcontroller Solutions more

AVR32 32-bit MCU/DSP AP7000

The AP7000 is the first AVR32-based processor family and the first to integrate on a single chip, virtually all the functionalities required for multimedia systems deployed in cell phones, digital cameras, PDAs, automotive infotainment, set top boxes, and home entertainment systems, as well as network switches/routers and printers. more
Group lineup: AT32AP7000, AT32AP7001, AT32AP7002

AT91SAM9 ARM9™ Processor-based Microcontroller Products

ARM9™ processor-based System Level Integration: Expanding the Limits Atmel’s leading-edge microcontroller standard products, ASSPs and ARM9 processor-based ASICs are based on the ARM926EJ-S™ and ARM920T™ cores. more

AT91SAM7 ARM7T Core-based Microcontroller Products

ARM7-based Standard Products, ASSPs and ASICs: Your Passport to ARM Technology. Atmel leverages its expertise and years of experience in ARM-based integration to bring to the market a wide range of general-purpose and application-specific standard products as well as ASICs built around the ARM7TDMI™ core. more
 


News

Articles and White Papers   

The latest whitepapers and technical articles from Atmel
LIN Slave Node Design for Wireless Applications
As in-vehicle networking is becomes more prevalent in today’s vehicles the network complexity grows and  so does the wiring and cost associated with each subsequent network. A more simplified approach must be implemented in order to achieve the networking functionality required without ‘breaking the bank’. One approach that has gained popularity is the Local Interconnection Network (LIN). LIN has the specific goal of defining a low cost open networking standard for in-vehicle communication with an emphasis on data integrity, error recovery and fault protection
DC Motor Control in High Temperature Environment
The demand for driver solutions in “under-the-hood” environments is rapidly increasing, and in particular, the use of applications such as turbo chargers, EGR, or AGR calls for new solutions. This document explains Atmel®’s High Temperature H-bridge Motor Control System.
Next-Generation IDE: Maximizing IP Reuse
Two Architectures, One Studio
Integrating  ARM ARM and AVR Design