Flexible Modular Architecture for Complete Automotive System Solutions
ATAPMxx includes a complete set of hardware and software needed to develop, evaluate, optimize, and demonstrate complete automotive system solutions. Customers can easily develop their application and evaluate the best performance in a single environment. The kit's versatile architecture can accommodate nearly all application combinations. The development kit consists of a main board, application-specific extension boards, and daughter boards containing the RF or LF reference boards. This flexible and modular approach allows customers to upgrade the kit without additional costs in the event of new Atmel automotive devices as the same platform can be used for future Atmel automotive ICs.
At the system's core is the main board with a system microcontroller (Atmel's well-known AVR(R) AT90USB1287) and an LCD touch screen. If used in stand-alone mode, the main board controls the complete system via a two-wire-interface; if connected to a PC, the main board handles the communication with the PC via USB. Each connected application (i.e., extension board and daughter board) is controlled by its own AVR microcontroller, which manages communication with the main board.
As royalty-free source code, Gerber schematics, and layouts are included, this automotive kit provides a unique and convenient environment for users to develop, implement, test, and optimize system-level designs.
Availability and Pricing
Samples of the new development kit for remote keyless entry and immobilizer systems are available now. Versions of the kit for further automotive applications will be introduced throughout Q4/2008 and beginning of 2009. Pricing for the complete remote keyless entry kit (ATAPMRKE-DK1) starts at US $599 per unit (including one main board, one extension board and two RF daughter boards).
Footnote GUI = Graphical User Interface LCD = Liquid Crystal Display LF = Low Frequency LIN = Local Interconnect Network RFID = Radio Frequency IDentification USB = Universal Serial Bus
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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