Cooking appliances such as stoves, microwave ovens, and conventional ovens, often require a combination of temperature and mass sensors, programmable timers, and sophisticated motor control for fan and other devices. Some include remote controls, and rich, responsive touch control interfaces are key for ease of use. Atmel® industry leading touch solutions and customizable microcontrollers are ideal for cooking appliances.

Features and Benefits

  • Atmel AVR® microcontrollers are available in 105°C versions, as well as models up to 150°C, that are ideal for high temperature cooking requirements.
  • Atmel offers a wide range of 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers which are dedicated to motor control, providing support for BLDC motors, AC motors, and switched reluctance motors.
  • Atmel provides an IEC 60730 Class B Library to support customers in the certification process, which dramatically speeds time to market.
  • Atmel AVR 32-bit microcontrollers feature a multi-layer databus and DMA controller that make them a perfect fit for HMI applications where high bandwidth is required.
  • Robust touch sensor technology, featuring the Atmel QTouch® library, lets designers add capacitive touch buttons, sliders and wheels at no additional cost.
  • Native 5 volts support is available on the Atmel megaAVR® and Atmel tinyAVR® microcontrollers.
  • High integration solutions, such as motor control and HMI touch in a single-chip, help reduce BOM.
  • ZigBee PRO compatibility enables standards-compliant connectivity and smart metering.
  • Node authentication capability supports smart meter infrastructure connections.
Cooking Diagram

The Atmel QMatrix™ technology provides an extremely robust way to implement buttons and sliders in capacitive touch-technology. Built in support for water rejection makes the QTouch solutions ideal for demanding environments.

Atmel Products

Program ControlUser InterfaceConnectivitySecure AuthenticationMotor Control
megaAVR megaAVRxxPA AT90PWM

AVR XMEGA: Low Power High Performance

ARM-based Solutions: SAM9 Family
Buttons, Sliders and Wheels

QTouch library

maXTouch Touchscreen controller
Single-chip (Microcontroller and Transceiver)


ZigBit Modules
Motor Control Products
Touch enabled AVR UC3 L Series

Reference Designs

[ + ] QTouch Robustness Reference Design

[ + ] IEC 60730 Safety Library Reference Design

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