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The RF6555_ATmega_256_Reference board is  a  reference  design  partnership  between RFMD's RF6555 Front End Module and Atmel Corporation's ATmega128RFA1/256RFR2 SoC. This presents a complete 2.4GHz Z...
2014-04-08

(1.7MB)

This Application Note describes how to utilize the advantages of the 8-bit AVR architecture and the development tools to achieve more efficient c Code than for any other microcontroller.
2004-01-01

(143596)
This Application Note describes how to access constants saved in Flash program memory of tinyAVR and megaAVR devices.
2002-05-01

(77728)

AVR2038: AT86RF231 Range Extension
(Revision A, 26 pages)

The application note describes the usage, design, and layout of the AT86RF231 Range Extension. The information provided is intended as a helping hand for hardware designers to make use of the AT86RF23...
2010-12-01

(811601)
Coin cell operated ePaper Display is an Atmel® ATmega2564RFR2 based reference design specifically designed for applications like medical display devices, electronic security badges, smart tags, electr...
2014-09-11

(1.6MB)

This application note provides the way to configure and use the amplified ADC channel with AT90PWM devices.
2012-03-08

(219KB)

This Application Note lists program examples for arithmetic operation on 16-bit values on tinyAVR and megaAVR devices.
2002-05-01

(71145)

This document explains how to run BitCloud on a custom board which is different from evaluation and reference boards not included in supported kits. Such instructions may be particularly useful when t...
2011-09-01

(408115)
This application note illustrates how to use the Atmel®QTouch®Library on the Atmel® AT90USB646 microcontroller to provide a single-chip solution for QTouch sensing through a USB interface. Touch senso...
2011-03-01

(3045577)

This application note is the user guide for the Atmel® RF4CE-EK evaluation kit. The kit allows the setup and the operation of a simple ZigBee RF4CE network based on the ATmega128RFA1. With this kit th...
2011-09-01

(1873917)
This application note is a guide to assist users of Atmel GHz transceiver, AT86RF230 in converting designs to Atmel AT86RF233. In addition to the migration details, this document also highlights the e...
2013-10-15

(825KB)
Chat application based on Atmel AT86RF215 provides flexibility to explore features and capabilities of the AT86RF215 device along with simple transmission of text messages between nodes.
2015-11-24

(4.3MB)

This application note is a guide to assist users of Atmel Sub-GHz transceiver, AT86RF212 in converting designs to Atmel AT86RF212B. In addition to the migration details, this document also highlights ...
2016-08-30

(171KB)
This application note has been written to provide answers to some of the questions and problems faced when starting designs involving Atmel® AVR® microcontrollers.
2016-09-08

(685KB)
The RF6505RC128A-410  demo  board  is  a  reference  design  partnership  between RFMD's RF6505 Front End Module and Atmel Corporation's ATmega128RFA1/256RFR2 SoC. This presents a complete 2.4GHz ZigB...
2014-02-11

(2.2MB)

Scope of the application note is to guide customers in designing and validating their wireless products using Atmel wireless software solutions.
2013-06-05

(1.5MB)

This document help the users of Atmel BitCloud ZigBee Home Automation application to get familiar with existing demo application, ZigBee Cluster specification and help the users in extending the appli...
2014-06-23

(1.5MB)

Atmel AT02698: ZAppSI User Guide
(Revision A, 12 pages)

The document describes Zigbee Application Serial Interface (ZAppSI) solution that splits BitCloud functionality between an application host controller and a ZigBee network co-processor, connected by a...
2014-03-31

(316KB)
The scope of this application note is to guide customers in designing and validating their wireless products using Atmel wireless software solutions. This Application note provides a detailed desc...
2015-02-23

(10MB)
This application note describes how to use the ASF driver for interfacing the Brown Out Detector(s) on the SAM D, SAM R.
2015-12-09

(200KB)
This application note describes how to use the ASF driver for interfacing the DMAC on the SAM.
2015-12-21

(365KB)
This application note guides customers to evaluate low power consumption of ATmega256RFR2 device using Battery Life Calculator tool running Atmel BitCloud ZigBee Pro SDK. The Battery Life Calculator t...
2016-02-11

(574KB)

This application note shows how a 1-Wire master can be implemented on an 8-bit AVR, either in software only, or utilizing the U(S)ART module.
2016-10-06

(315KB)

This application note explains about calibrating and compensating the errors of temperature measurements from the internal temperature sensor of Atmel | SMART SAM R21. It provides a detailed descripti...
2015-11-13

(1.8MB)

This Application Note describes a receiver for the frequently used Philips/Sony RC5 coding scheme
2016-08-17

(259KB)

This application note provides C functions for accessing the Flash memory using the Self programming Program memory which allows to reprogram the Flash memory during program run.
2016-03-17

(663KB)

This application note describes how the pulse width and period of a signal may be computed using the Input Capture Unit (ICP).
2016-04-20

(226KB)

This Application Note describes a TWI master implementation, in form of a full-featured driver and an example of usage for this driver.
2016-03-30

(481KB)

This test suite is designed primarily for FCC testing of Atmel® IEEE® 802.15.4 transmitters. This test is initiated over-the-air with remote start. Regulatory tests of wireless products are usually pe...
2015-03-12

(1.4MB)

AVR040: EMC Design Considerations
(Revision E, 22 pages)

This application note covers the most common EMC problems designers encounter when using microcontrollers.
2016-11-01

(284KB)
This application note describes how to set up and use the on-chip Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) of the tinyAVR and megaAVR devices.
2016-02-26

(527KB)

This Application Note describes how to implement a real-time (RTC) on tinyAVR and megaAVR devices that features the RTC module.
2016-09-27

(285KB)

This application note exhibits techniques to connect IEEE® 802.15.4 wireless networks to the Internet. This example uses ATmega256RFR2 Xplained Pro demo boards as edge devices on a wireless sub-networ...
2014-05-09

(668KB)

This application note explains various ADC (Analog to Digital Converter) characterization parameters, how they affect ADC measurements and how to measure them and how to perform run-time compensation....
2016-08-17

(258KB)
This application note describes the REB233SMAD radio extender board supporting antenna diversity in combination with the Atmel AT86RF233 radio transceiver. Detailed information is given in the individ...
2012-07-25

(1595KB)
The RFSM6575RC128A-410 demo  board  is  a  reference  design  partnership  between RFMD's RF6575 Front End Module and Atmel Corporation's ATmega128RFA1/256RFR2 SoC. This presents a complete 2.4GHz ...
2014-04-08

(2.4MB)

The purpose of this application note is to introduce users to the Low-Cost Gateway demo applications. Low-Cost Gateway is a reference design featuring Atmel® ATmega256RFR2 microcontroller with embedde...
2014-04-22

(356KB)

This application note describes the process of developing new routing, socket and expansion cards for the STK600. It also describes the physical parameters for creating such cards.
2013-04-03

(725KB)
This application note describes how to get familiar with the RZRAVEN development kit. The RZRAVEN is a development kit for the AT86RF230 radio transceiver and the AVR microcontroller. It serves as a v...
2012-07-25

(768KB)
This application note describes the implementation and related configuration parameters of ZigBee Broadcasting scheme in Atmel BitCloud SDK.
2016-08-12

(691KB)
This application note describes the use of the Flash Translation Layer (FTL) interface. It describes the features, structure and interface of the FTL library, and how to use this library in Atmel Stud...
2012-07-25

(629KB)

This application note demonstrates an RF4CE target capable of sending  debug data from AVR477 Touch Remote to QTouch Analyser over USB-HID interface.
2012-12-18

(1.3MB)

This application note mainly describes the low power design considerations of Thermostat with Touch and Wireless Connectivity
2014-03-21

(653KB)
(Software: file size: 30.2MB, version 3.2.0, updated: 03/2015) The AVR2054 Serial Bootloader is a standalone, serial boot loader utility for use with Atmel wireless software stacks. It supports MCU...
2015-03-11

(420KB)

This application note provides guidelines to design the PCB layout in order not to risk failure and unstable oscillator operation.
2016-09-28

(140KB)
This application note mainly describes the firmware architecture and the application programming interfaces (API) of Thermostat with TOuch and Wireless Connectivity reference design.
2014-01-14

(874KB)

This document is intended for engineers and software developers evaluating the BitCloud ZigBee® PRO stack.
2016-08-18

(1.46MB)
This application note describes about the various Reduced Power Consumption (RPC) modes available in megaRFR2 and AT86RF233 devices and provides a detailed profile showcasing the power consumption, ap...
2014-08-14

(730KB)
This application note mainly describes the firmware architecture and the application programming interfaces (API) of Real Color ZLL LED Light Bulb Reference Design.
2014-01-29

(530KB)

This application note describes the usage, design, and layout of the Atmel ATmega256RFR2 radio controller board.
2013-03-19

(1.65MB)
This application note mainly describes the software architecture and the application programming interfaces (API) of Lightweight Mesh to Ethernet Gateway reference design.
2013-11-29

(899KB)

This application note is a guide on using zigbee packet sniffing tools to monitor and analyse data traffic in zigbee PRO networks.
2013-09-11

(1.2MB)

This application note provides a detailed hardware description of the Atmel SAM-ICE™ adapter. The adapter is typically used as service adapter to enable programming, debugging and testing right in the...
2012-09-04

(316KB)
This  application note details on the complete hardware and software implementation aspects involved in the Atmel RF4Control - Touch Remote Control design.
2012-12-04

(2.6MB)

This documents provides a detailed description on configuration and usage of Zigbee Cluster Library(ZCL) Attribute Reporting with BitCloud SDK.
2015-01-14

(479KB)
This application note describe on how to develop wireless product using Atmel Studio and ASF. The document describes on creating a User / Customer board in ASF format and then explains how to quickly ...
2013-10-18

(2.5MB)

The scope of this application note is adding the TWI interface along with the UART/USB serial communication available in the existing AVR2054 application. This Bootloader can be used during production...
2013-05-22

(608kB)
This application note describes content and features of the Atmel ATmega256RFR2 Evaluation kit. Detailed information is given in the individual sections about the kit hardware, the pre-flashed Perf...
2013-03-19

(865KB)
AN0130 documents a hardware solution based on AVR that connects IEEE802.15.4 wireless networks to hard-wired Ethernet LANs and internet cloud services. This supports ZigBee, RF4CE, IEEE 802.15.4 MAC a...
2013-07-11

(4.2MB)

This application note outlines practical RF layout using microstrip to connect wireless micro controllers with baluns and antennas. Unbalanced and Balanced (differential) microstrip techniques are dis...
2013-05-02

(1.5MB)
The LED commercial light is developed to make a turnkey high power LED lighting project with Atmel proprietary Lightweight Mesh(LwMesh) wireless connection and TCP/IP remote LED control.
2014-05-13

(766KB)

This application note implements a driver utilizing the programming modes available for the EEPROM in some tinyAVR and megaAVR devices, involving both time and power savings.
2005-03-01

(77447)

This application note features a minimalist low-cost RF module design. This design uses a folded dipole antenna and is implemented on a single layer Printed Circuit Board (PCB). This design eliminates...
2013-05-21

(635kB)
The purpose of this application note is to introduce users to the Lightweight Mesh network protocol stack, and the typical application development process. This document describes how to set up the de...
2014-03-24

(196KB)
The reference design of the Real Color ZLL LED Light Bulb is developed to demonstrate ZLL protocol function. The reference hardware includes four parts, AC to DC power supply, Atmel single-chip RF MCU...
2014-02-18

(1.6MB)

The LED commercial light is developed to make a turnkey high power LED lighting project with Atmel proprietary Lightweight Mesh(LwMesh) wireless connection and TCP/IP remote LED control.
2014-02-13

(736KB)

This application note details a manufacturing tool kit for Atmel IEEE 802.15.4 products. This example application can be used to generate RF signals commonly used for RF test and validation such as co...
2014-04-25

(911KB)

This application note describes the functionality and the architecture of SPI serial memories drivers as well as the motivation of the selected solution.
2005-03-01

(496998)

This application note describes the Conditional Assembly feature present in the 8-bit AVR Assembler version 1.74 and later. Examples of how to use Conditional Assembly are included to illustrate the s...
2008-04-01

(95161)

This application note describes how to implement a high endurance parameter storage method in Flash memory using the self-programming feature of the AVR.
2003-09-01

(148841)

This application note briefly describes how to set up and run the pre-flashed performance test application included with the Atmel® ATmega256RFR2 evaluation kit.
2012-11-13

(193KB)
This Application Note contains files which allow the user to use Register and Bit names from the databook when writing assembly programs for 8-bit AVR microcontrollers.
2009-11-01

(129551)

This Application note describes how an tinyAVR or megaAVR device with the SPM instruction can be configured for Self Programming.
2004-06-01

(94446)

This application note briefly describes how to set up and run the pre-flashed applications supplied with the Atmel® REB231FE2 Evaluation Kit.
2012-04-19

(232KB)
This application note briefly describes how to set up and run the pre-flashed applications supplied with the Atmel® REB233SMAD Evaluation Kit.
2012-04-20

(216KB)
This application note focuses on decoding the ADPCM signal, Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation, and turning it to a signal suitable for loudspeakers. It targets an ATmega128 device.
2004-11-01

(120349)

This application note describes an overview of the Certification Scenarios possible when a designer uses the Atmel ZigBits portfolio. It also covers the changes that affect the Atmel existing certific...
2012-11-15

(132KB)
This application note briefly describes how to set up and run the pre-flashed performance test application included with the Atmel® RF4CE Remote Control Evaluation Kit.
2012-03-12

(221KB)
This application note describes the Atmel® REB Controller Base Board (REB-CBB). Detailed information about its functionality, its interfaces, the microcontroller programming, and the PCB design is gi...
2012-05-21

(858KB)
This application note briefly describes how to set up and run the pre-flashed performance test application included with the Atmel® REB232ED evaluation kit.
2011-10-01

(199721)
This document describes the STK600 protocol. The firmware is distributed with AVR Studio 4.14 or later.
2008-04-01

(504628)
This application note describes the ATAVRRZ502 Accessory Kit (RZ502). The RZ502 is designed for evaluation of the Atmel AT86RF230 2.4 GHz radio transceiver. This radio transceiver fully complies with ...
2006-12-01

(613288)

This Application Note describes how to utilize the Enhanced Watchdog Timer (WDT) used on new 8-bit AVR devices. In addition to performing System Reset, the WDT now also has the ability to generate an ...
2008-06-01

(142906)

This application note provides a detailed hardware description for the individual function blocks of the RCB Key Remote Control (KeyRemote) board. The KeyRemote is used in conjunction with an Atmel® R...
2011-02-01

(531466)
This application note briefly describes how to set up and run the pre-flashed performance test application included with the Atmel® REB231ED evaluation kit.
2012-02-01

(241KB)
This application note exhibits techniques to connect IEEE® 802.15.4 wireless networks to the Internet. This example uses ATmega256RFR2 Xplained Pro demo boards as edge devices on a wireless sub-networ...
2014-04-01

(634KB)

This application note describes the PCB antenna used on the Radio Controller Board as a part of the ATAVRRZ200. This kit is designed for the evaluation of the Atmel AT86RF230 2.45 GHz radio transceive...
2007-08-01

(7704132)

The ATAVRRZ502 is designed for evaluation of the Atmel AT86RF230 2.4 GHz radio transceiver. This application note describes the design and layout of the so-called "Radio Extender Board" (REB) that are...
2007-08-01

(311401)
This Application Note describes two ways of estimating the current consumption of the AT86RF230 radio and the ATmega1281 microcontroller as a transceiver system for the IEEE802.15.4™ standard.
2007-09-01

(6395)

AVR2015: RZRAVEN Quick Start Guide
(Revision B, 18 pages)

This application note describes how to get started with the RZRAVEN kit. The RZRAVEN kit is built around three main components; the hardware itself, the firmware running on the RZUSBSTICK and AVRRAVEN...
2008-03-01

(506858)

This application note provides a detailed hardware description of the individual function blocks of the sensor terminal board (STB). The STB is used in conjunction with an Atmel radio controller board...
2012-03-12

(851KB)
The scope of this application note is to guide the PCB designers to choose an appropriate 16MHz and 32.768kHz crystal, which can satisfy the various application needs based on crystal size, ESR, load ...
2013-01-28

(959kB)

This application note provides the Altium Designer schematic symbol and PCB footprint libraries for the Atmel® 802.15.4 MCUs IEEE® 802.15.4 transceivers. The provided library files will enable designe...
2011-11-01

(83645)

This application note summarizes the crystal basics, PCB layout considerations, and how to test a crystal in your application. A crystal selection guide shows recommended crystals tested by experts an...
2015-03-06

(1MB)

AVR4013: picoPower Basics
(Revision A, 7 pages)

This application note demonstrates how to extend the battery life of our application by multiple factors by modifying only the firmware. You will see that, while some of the modifications are very sim...
2010-12-01

(16830)

AVR2021: AT86RF231 Antenna Diversity
(Revision B, 20 pages)

This application note describes the usage, design, and layout of the AT86RF231 Antenna Diversity. The information provided is intended as a helping hand for hardware designers to make use of the AT86R...
2008-07-01

(321559)
This Application Note explains the method called "Oversampling and Decimation" and which conditions need to be fulfilled to make this method work properly to achieve a higher resolution without using ...
2005-09-01

(120791)

This application note describes a fast and accurate way to calibrate the internal RC oscillator using an external 32.768 kHz crystal as input to an asynchronous Timer/Counter.
2008-07-01

(150049)

This application note provides background information on the SMBus specification and the 8-bit AVR TWI module, an interrupt-driven SMBus slave driver and a sample implementation.
2005-10-01

(133088)

This application note presents a buffered interrupt driven approach to preserve and restore system information when power is turned off, significantly increasing general performance and decreasing pow...
2003-07-01

(79349)

This application note describes how to interface a resistive 4- and 5-wire touch systems with tinyAVR and megaAVR devices which provide an excellent solution thanks to their analog features combined w...
2007-07-01

(327215)

This manual describes the Atmel REB231FE2 radio extender board supporting increased TX output power and RX sensitivity as well as antenna diversity. The board is designed using the AT86RF231 radio tra...
2012-07-23

(872KB)
(Software package added. File size: 717KB, updated: 09/2015.)The AT86RF231 diversity board demonstrates the capabilities of the 802.15.4 compliant 2.4 GHz radio transceiver AT86RF231. With the high ...
2015-09-07

(284604)

The Atmel AT86RF230 radio transceiver has a specified receiver sensitivity of -101 dBm. The following document shall provide the information that is required for measuring this value with available Ha...
2008-04-01

(665174)

AVR2027: AES Security Module
(Revision A, 23 pages)

This document briefly reviews IEEE 802.15.4 /ZigBee® cryptography and shows how the AT86RF231's and AT86RF212's security modules simplify the implementation of these features.
2009-09-01

(269453)
The AT86RF212 Software Programming Model (SWPM) shall provide a reference for developers utilizing the radio transceiver AT86RF212 as effective as possible.
2009-08-01

(609129)

The AT86RF231 Software Programming Model (SWPM) provides a reference for developers utilizing the AT86RF231 radio transceiver as effective as possible.
2008-05-01

(498652)

The AT86RF230 Software Programming Model (SWPM) provides a reference for developers utilizing the AT86RF230 radio transceiver as effective as possible.
2008-05-01

(233633)

AVR2004: LC-Balun for AT86RF230
(Revision A, 15 pages)

In some cases the used balun on the ATAVRRZ502 Radio Boards must be replaced by concentrated elements. Therefore the functionality must be given by the use of capacitors and inductors only. This appli...
2008-04-01

(35329)

This document is the user guide for the Atmel® MAC software for IEEE® 802.15.4 transceivers. The mechanisms and functionality of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard is the basis for the entire MAC software sta...
2012-06-12

(3.8MB)

AVR2064: RZ600 HW Manual
(Revision A, 18 pages)

This applicationnote gives an overview of the RZ600 kit from a system perspective as well as what the kit contains and its minimum requirements. A set of condensed instructions are then given on how t...
2010-03-01

(508165)

This document goes into greater depth than the datasheet when it comes to correct configuration and usage of the features that the radio transceiver provides.
2007-07-01

(1041829)

Atmel AT16802: Antenna Tune Up
(Revision A, 24 pages)

This document endeavors to inform Engineers how to tune 2.4GHz Antennas. This example matches a 2.4GHz chip antenna that could be used for ZigBee, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth Radios. A Vector Network Analyzer...
2016-05-12

(1.8MB)
This document describes how to use the Interrupts on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-21

(385KB)
This document describes how to use the Serial Peripheral Interface in master mode on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-09

(659KB)
This document describes how to use the I2C in master mode on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-02

(542KB)
This document describes how to use the Analog-to-Digital Converter on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-22

(564KB)
This document describes how to use the Analog Comparator on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-02

(429KB)
This document describes how to use the core system modules on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-21

(219KB)
This document describes the specification for Lightweight Mesh – the easy to use proprietary low power wireless mesh network protocol from Atmel. This document can be considered a full and complete sp...
2014-03-24

(542KB)
The RCB128RFA1 user manual describes the usage, design, and layout of the Atmel® ATmega128RFA1 radio controller board.
2012-07-19

(1182KB)
This document describes how to use the Real Time Counter in Count mode on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-02

(554KB)
An introduction to use of high-speed Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) available in some tinyAVR microcontrollers such as ATtiny26, ATtiny15, etc. Example application generate Sine Wave is provided.
2016-03-01

(407KB)

This document describes how to use the I2C in slave mode on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-01

(513KB)
This manual describes the REB231ED radio extender board supporting antenna diversity in combination with the Atmel® AT86RF231 radio transceiver. Detailed information is given in the individual section...
2011-05-01

(1533637)
This document describes how to use the Watchdog Timer on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-22

(308KB)
This document describes how to use the Clock and Generic Clock on the SAM D20/D21/R21/D09/D10/D11, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2016-01-07

(550KB)
This document describes how to use the Pin Multiplexer on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-21

(272KB)
This document outlines the Atmel® architecture and implementation of over-the-air upgrade and describes how to add over-the-air upgrade support to embedded applications built on top of the Atmel BitCl...
2015-03-26

(862KB)
Examples of using the 8-bit AVR multiplier for 8-bit arithmetic.
2016-10-06

(270KB)

This application note is the user guide for the Atmel® RF4Control software stack. The RF4Control stack is a ZigBee® RF4CE Certified Platform implementing the ZigBee RF4CE standard.
2012-08-01

(1.9MB)
This document illustrates how to configure and use Altium to layout the ATSAMR21 Wireless SoC.
2015-07-27

(1.4MB)

This document describes how to use the Non-Volatile Memory Controller on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-01

(406KB)
This document describes the hardware configuration and firmware download to help users to set up ZLL Gateway demo and launch this demo step by step.
2012-12-04

(818KB)

This document describes how to use the Timer Counter for Control Applications on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-10

(958KB)
This document describes how to use the Peripheral Access Controller on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-21

(287KB)
This document describes how to use the EEPROM on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-09

(291KB)
This manual describes the REB232ED radio extender board supporting antenna diversity in combination with the Atmel® AT86RF232 radio transceiver. Detailed information is given in the individual section...
2011-10-01

(1875481)
This document describes how to use the Universal Synchronous/Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-09

(588KB)
This document describes how to use the Timer Counter on the SAM both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-21

(591KB)
This document describes how to use the External Interrupt Controller (EXTINT) on the SAM, both the ASF driver and the peripheral itself.
2015-12-21

(340KB)

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