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Atmel eNews: April 2011




Atmel introduced AVR Studio 5, a new fully integrated platform of easy-to-use development tools for its fast-growing community of over 100,000 users of 8- and 32-bit AVR® embedded microcontrollers (MCUs).
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Atmel releases Automotive-qualified 32-bit AVR MCU family for Motor Control Applications.
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Atmel launches Integrated Gate Driver ICs for Automotive BLDC Motor Control Application.
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New CryptoAuthentication Devices offers improved security for MCU-based systems.
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Atmel family of revolutionary Digital Temperature Sensors improves system reliability and reduces system cost.
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Atmel Optimizes QTouch architecture for Touch Application-Specific Devices.
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Atmel maXTouch solution powers LG’s G-Slate Tablet 8.9” touchscreen.
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Fujitsu selects Atmel maXTouch solution to power docomo’s REGZA phone T-o1C Touchscreen
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Designing low-power wireless applications with Atmel BitCloud ZigBee PRO software stack
Thursday April 14, 2011 @8:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM GMT 60 minutes

Designing iPod docking stations with minimum effort
Thursday May 5, 2011 @8:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM GMT 60 minutes

Using Atmel QTouch, Easily Design Haptics and Enhanced Proximity Sensing into your Next Handheld Device
Thursday May 12, 2011 @8:00 AM PDT / 4:00 PM GMT 60 minutes


3 Metal Spheres

The Board of Trustees of a nearby university decides to test the Professors, to see if they really know their stuff. First they take a Math Prof. and put him in a room. Now, the room contains a table and three metal spheres about the size of softballs. They tell him to do whatever he want with the balls and the table in one hour. After an hour, he comes out and the Trustees look in and the balls are arranged in a triangle at the center of the table. Next, they give the same test to a Physics Prof. After an hour, they look in, and the balls are stacked one on top of the other in the center of the table. Finally, they give the test to an Engineering Prof. After an hour, they look in and one of the balls is broken, one is missing, and he's carrying the third out in his lunchbox. Source: