Atmel First to Achieve Certification for PRIME v1.4 Solutions Enabling High Performance Smart Metering Systems

Delivering an Unprecedented Level of System Integration, Low Power and High Performance, Atmel | SMART Portfolio of Metering Solutions Support the Latest Advanced Connectivity Standards

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced the company is the first to receive the PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) v1.4 Profile 2 certification for the Atmel | SMART SAM4CP16B and ATPL230A smart metering solutions. The certification extends Atmel's leadership and commitment to delivering state-of-the-art connectivity solutions and ensures that the company's customers are able to develop high performance solutions, incorporating new features of the PRIME v1.4 standard. The latest PRIME standard supports some of the most demanding requirements of smart metering systems by offering increased robustness, throughput, band expansion, band-plan flexibility and IP version 6.

Atmel logo.

"We are pleased to be the first semiconductor supplier to help develop and validate the technology, and to achieve this significant milestone with deep cooperation and partnership with our customers and the PRIME Alliance over a period of nearly five years," said Kourosh Boutorabi, Senior Director of Smart Energy Solutions, Atmel Corporation. "We see increased interest in the PRIME standard by utilities in EMEA, Latin America and Asia and believe that as its adoption and proliferation continues, it is essential that its technical evolution continue to be fully standard compliant and certifiable by our customers as well as the utilities."

PRIME is a mature, consolidated and worldwide PLC standard for advanced metering. There are currently millions of smart meters based on the PRIME standard that have been deployed supporting the PRIME v1.3. The Atmel portfolio of solutions now fully comply with both PRIME v1.3 and v1.4 standards ensuring total flexibility and scalability for original equipment manufacturers developing next-generation smart metering systems worldwide.


The Atmel PRIME v1.4 Profile 2 Certification is available on the PRIME Alliance website.

About Atmel

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 intelligent and connected solutions focused on the industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

© 2015 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel®, Atmel logo and combinations thereof, AVR®, and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. ARM® and Cortex™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of ARM Limited. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

Press Contact:
Agnes Toan, Sr. Communications Manager

Tel: (+1) 408-487-2963, Email: Email Contact   

Logo -


To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

SOURCE Atmel Corporation

Atmel Corporation

Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Acquiring Mentor: Four Good Ideas, One Great
More Editorial  
Manager, Field Applications Engineering for Real Intent at Sunnyvale, CA
Upcoming Events
SEMICON Europe at Grenoble France - Oct 25 - 27, 2016
ARM TechCon 2016 at Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Oct 25 - 27, 2016
Call For Proposals Now Open! at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA California CA - Oct 25 - 27, 2016
DeviceWerx - 2016 at Green Valley Ranch Casino & Resort Las Vegas NV - Nov 3 - 4, 2016
S2C: FPGA Base prototyping- Download white paper

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy