Atmel: Inspiring the Maker Community
Atmel® has been inspiring the Maker Movement, also known as the maker culture, since 2005. Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs) have been powering almost every Arduino board on the market today*. Our easy-to-use 8- and 32-bit MCUs are powering the worldwide Maker communities.
Atmel attributes the success of Arduino to its easy-to-use, free cross-platform toolchain, and its simple do-it-yourself packages with Atmel’s MCUs. These factors helped initially steer the Arduino team to choose our AVR microcontrollers—and today, both our AVR® and ARM®-based MCUs.
*As of August, 2013
Arduino - Powered By Atmel
- Arduino Due. Based on an Atmel ARM Cortex™-M3 processor-based MCU, also known as the Atmel SAM3 MCU, the Due board is ideal for home automation projects and can run up to 96MHz.
- Arduino WiFi Shield. Built for WiFi applications, the Arduino WiFi shield is powered by Atmel’s AVR UC3 MCU and a H&D wireless module, and provides developers a powerful WiFi interface.
- Arduino Leonardo. Based on the Atmel megaAVR® ATmega32U4, the Arduino Leonardo is a low-cost Arduino board. It has the same shape and connectors as the UNO but it has a simpler circuit. On the software side it has a USB driver able to simulate a mouse, a keyboard, and a serial port.
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