Atmel Ships New ARM Cortex M0+ Processor-based MCUs in Volume

        Atmel Ships New ARM Cortex M0+ Processor-based MCUs in Volume

Ultra-low Power SAM D20 Ideal for Developing Next-Generation Smart, Connected
Devices for the Internet of Things in Automation, Consumer, Metering, and
Industrial Applications

PR Newswire

SAO PAULO, Aug. 28, 2013

SAO PAULO, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESC Brazil 2013 --Atmel ^
Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch
solutions, today announced the company is shipping in production quantities
its new Atmel^® SAM D20, the first series in a new family of ultra-low power
embedded Flash microcontrollers based on the ARM^® Cortex^®-M0+ processor.


In this era of the Internet of Things (IoT), products used in building
automation, consumer electronics, smart metering, and industrial controls are
becoming smarter and more connected. With Atmel's new SAM D20 MCU available to
the mass market, designers now have access to a new Cortex M0+ based MCU to
easily add more intelligence and connectivity to next-generation IoT devices.

The new series combines innovative and proven technologies including
intelligent peripherals with Atmel's Event System and capacitive touch support
for button, slider and wheel capability and proximity sensing. The new SAM D20
series is supported by the latest version of Atmel Studio and Atmel Software
Framework, the integrated development platform for developing and debugging
Atmel ARM Cortex-M and Atmel AVR^® MCU- based applications.

"We've built decades of innovation and experience in embedded Flash MCU
technology into our new Atmel SAM D20 family," said Ingar Fredriksen, Sr.
Director of Flash-based Microcontrollers. "The SAM D20 sets a new benchmark
for flexibility and ease-of-use, and combines the performance and energy
efficiency of the ARM Cortex-M0+ core with an optimized architecture and
peripheral set. We've brought true differentiation into this new family,
making it the ideal MCU for low-power, cost-sensitive industrial and consumer

Key features for Atmel's SAM D20 Cortex-M0+ ARM-based series includes:

  oIntegration of high-precision 12-bit analog and internal oscillators, up
    to eight 16-bit timer/counters, real-time performance, peripheral event
    system, and flexible clocking options and sleep modes
  oSerial communication module (SERCOM module) that can be configured from
    the application to act as an USART, UART, SPI and I2C; each device in this
    new family includes four to six SERCOM modules
  oSupport for button, slider and wheel touch capability as well as proximity
    without the need for external components, and features 14 new devices
    available in 32-, 48- and 64-pin package options with 16 to 256KB of Flash

Evaluation Kit

To accelerate design, the SAM D20 Xplained PRO evaluation kits are available
today for USD $39. The kit features a 64-pin and a 256KB SAM D20 device along
with a programmer/debugger and hardware to evaluate both the processor and the
peripherals and comes pre-loaded with software that can easily be
re-programmed, debugged and prototyped. To purchase a kit, visit the Atmel


Production quantities of the128KB 32-pin, and 256KB 48-and 64 pin products are
available in QFN and QFP packages now.

More Information

Atmel's SAM D20 Cortex-M0+ MCU Family: 

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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
complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications,
computing and automotive markets.

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