Atmel Launches Innovative 5V Cortex-M0+ MCU Family With Integrated Peripheral Touch Controller

Targeting the Rapidly Growing Smart Appliance and Industrial Markets, New Atmel | SMART SAM C Family Provides Full 5V Performance with Integrated PTC to Power Next-Generation Designs

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 27, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today introduced the world's first full 5V ARM Cortex-M0+-based MCU family with integrated peripheral touch controller (PTC). The new family of Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M0+ MCUs innovatively combines 5V, DMA performance and a PTC with excellent moisture tolerance. The new devices also integrate advanced analog capability and offers EMI and ESD protection, making them ideal for the rapidly expanding smart appliance and industrial markets.

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Atmel | SMART microcontrollers with PTC are currently in mass production at leading appliance manufacturers worldwide. By adding full 5V functionality on an ARM Cortex M0+ based core, along with upcoming support for the IEC 60730 Class B Safety Library, the new SAM C MCUs are the perfect solution for partnering with industrial and white goods companies to power next-generation applications.

Leveraging Atmel's over two decades of MCU success, the new series incorporates the company's proprietary smart peripherals and Event System, and are pin and code-compatible to the SAM D and SAM L series. The new SAM C is fully supported by Atmel's free integrated development environment Atmel Studio and program examples and drivers for all peripherals are available through the Atmel Software Framework.

"Atmel leverages its leadership position in both MCU and touch with the new SAM C series," said Reza Kazerounian, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel Corporation. "The SAM C series uniquely combines support for 5V on a Cortex-M0+ based MCU with an integrated PTC, bringing an industry-first product to market for next-generation industrial and appliance applications."

Select Key Features of the SAM C Series

  • Expands the ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCU with hardware divide and square root accelerator at 48MHz
  • Large memories: SRAM up to 32KB, and embedded Flash up to 256KB
  • Supports 2.7V to 5.5V operating voltage
  • Integrates company's leading peripheral touch controller
  • Incorporates company's proprietary DMA with SleepWalking, Event System and SERCOM
  • Dual 12-bit ADCs and a 16-bit Sigma Delta ADC
  • Dual CAN 2.0 with FD support

Evaluation Kit
To help accelerate a designer's development, the SAM C21 Xplained Pro is available for USD $39. The Xplained Pro boards include an embedded debugger and programmer and have a wide range of compatible extensions boards. Standalone programmer debugger solutions supporting the SAM C family are also available from both Atmel and third parties.

Availability
Engineering samples for the Atmel SAM C series is available now. The IEC 60730 Class B Compliance Safety Library will be available when the devices are in production.

More Information
Atmel's SAM C 5V Cortex-M0+ MCU family:  http://www.atmel.com/products/microcontrollers/arm/sam-c.aspx
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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, automotive, consumer, communications and computing markets.

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