Atmel Takes Industry's Leading Position in 6-pin Microcontroller

Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced today its new picoPower™ AVR® ATtiny10, with 1K bytes of programmable Flash memory, and 32 bytes of internal SRAM. With up to 12 MIPS of processing throughput, 8-bit A/D converter, analog comparator, and a 16-bit timer with PWM, this 6-pin device is a perfect single-chip solution for size and cost constrained high volume consumer applications.

Using the superior AVR CPU the ATtiny10 provides six times the performance of any other similar sized microcontroller in the market. This processing efficiency significantly reduces the time in active mode and increases the time spent in power saving sleep modes, combined with Atmel´s picoPower technology this ensures industry leading power consumption numbers.

"When you see the 2x3 mm SOT-23 package you get surprised by the high performance inside a small device. It houses an analog comparator, four A/D converter channels, a 16-bit timer counter that can run two phase and frequency correct PWM outputs, and last but not least a very powerful CPU," said Jukka Eskelinen, Director, tinyAVR Product Marketing. "If your application needs more processing power, lower current consumption, or if you just want a change the ATtiny10 is your solution."

All tinyAVR microcontrollers use the standard AVR microcontroller development tools. The AVR Studio® AVR integrated development environment is available free of charge on Atmel´s website.

Availability and Pricing
Samples of the ATtiny10 are available now. Volume price for 10k units is USD $0.35.

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Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, 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 consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

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Information:
Atmel´s ATtiny10 product information may be retrieved at, http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/product_card.asp?part_id=4558.
For further information on tinyAVR, visit http://www.atmel.com/AVR.

Atmel Press Contact:
Helen Perlegos, Public Relations
Tel: +1 (408) 487-2963, Email: helen.perlegos@atmel.com