Atmel eNews: February 2011


Atmel President and CEO Steve Laub appeared on CNBCs "Fast Money Halftime Report"


Touchsensor Technologies named Atmel maXTouch Touchscreen Integration Collaborator

"We are pleased to enter into this technical collaboration with TouchSensor," said Jon Kiachian, senior touch marketing director, Atmel Corporation. "This collaboration will give us a vehicle to better serve the growing demand for the Atmel maXTouch solution, across diverse markets."

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Atmel and NVIDIA Collaborate to Enable Large Format Touchscreens for Tablet PCs

Atmel announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA to bring high-performance, multi-touch, large-format touchscreen solutions to market. This reference design includes two award-winning devices, including the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile super chip and Atmel maXTouch® mXT1386 solution, to power touchscreen up to 15 inches for smartphones, tablet PCs, mobile Internet devices and other applications.

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Atmel Announces New Generation of maXTouch Solutions

Atmel announced the maXTouch™ E Series of single-chip capacitive touchscreen controllers for touchscreens from 2 to 12 inches. The mXT224E, mXT384E, mXT540E and mXT768E devices offer enhanced analog sensing with a third generation capacitive touch engine and advanced AVR® architecture optimized for capacitive sensing.

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Bang and Olufsen selects Atmel AVR 32-bit solution

Bang and Olufsen and Atmel have announced their collaboration to provide an end-to-end audio platform for premium-quality audio playback. The result of this collaboration is an audio reference design that provides premium-quality sound combining the Atmel AVR UC3 32-bit microcontroller with the Bang & Olufsen ICEpower's MobileSound 3, a fully digital, low-power single chip stereo Class D speaker amplifier, headphone amplifier and audio digital signal processor.

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Atmel Wireless Microcontroller update

Atmel has achieved ZigBee® Certified status for the Atmel Key Remote Controller based on the ZigBee Remote Control™ standard and the ATmega128RFA1 single-chip wireless device microcontroller. With this certification, With Atmel Key Remote Controller, users can now run ZigBee Remote Control software profile stack to gain secure and interoperable RF-based remote controls with two-way communication and no line-of-sight requirements.

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Industry Awards and Recognition

Atmel wins prestigious award from AET China
Atmel AVR® 32-bit microcontroller AT32UC3L has won the Application of Electronic Technique (AET) 2010 Top Product Awards in the Embedded / Microcontroller Systems category. The AET 2010 Top Product Awards are selected by readers of AET, a widely recognized electronics/IT magazine in China.

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Upcoming Webinars & Events


Designing with Atmel 6-pin tinyAVR Flash microcontrollers. Small and powerful; ideal for space constrained applications


Upcoming Tradeshows

  • Mobile World Congress 2011

    February 14-17, 2011. For more details, please click here

  • IIC China 2011

    February 24-26, 2011. For more details, please click here

  • Embedded World 2011

    March 1-3, 2011. For more details, please click here