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ARM-based MCUs
31 August 2011, DSP, Micros & Memory

Atmel added five new devices to the SAM9 ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs).

The new devices target applications in industrial and building control, HVAC, point of sale (POS) terminals, printers and medical devices, smart grid with data concentrators, human machine interfaces (HMI) and machine-to-machine (M2M) market segments.

The new SAM9G15, SAM9G25, SAM9G35, SAM9X25 and SAM9X35 devices expand Atmel’s existing ARM-based portfolio by supporting a range of key technology features required for today’s applications. These features include replacing SDRAM with DDR2 memory for more memory-intensive applications; NAND Flash support with 24-bit ECC for reduced system cost; and more communication channels including dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, dual CAN and up to three USB ports for a variety of application requirements.

Atmel has also teamed with Conexant to enable soft modem implementation on the new SAM9 devices to lower the overall bill of materials by eliminating external components. The five new ARM926-based microcontrollers operate at up to 400 MHz and the core and peripherals consume only 100 mW at maximum performance.

The new SAM9 devices also include an advanced graphics LCD controller with hardware acceleration for more modern user interfaces in today’s industrial applications. The enhanced LCD controller includes overlays, alpha blending, image scaling, rotating and colour space conversion to enable a more intuitive interface, while offloading the CPU.

For more information contact EBV Electrolink, +27 (0)21 402 1940, capetown@ebv.com, www.ebv.com


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