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Overview

Sensors are everywhere and are being designed into everything in the connected world. The requirements are moving from simple monitoring to full interpretation of the devices state and situation. Many of these tasks require the simultaneous analysis and fusion of data from different sensors and sensor types. These can include motion sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers), environment sensors (light level, color, temperature, pressure, humidity) and many others. To simplify enabling these systems, Atmel has partnered with the leading sensor manufacturers and sensor fusion specialists to provide a complete, easy to implement Sensor Hub Solution. These combine Atmel’s ultra-low-power technology with the expertise of our partners to give you accurate, real-time sensor data which can be used to provide the desired contextual awareness with minimal power consumption and maximize battery life. These systems are required in a broad range of products such as smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, IoT- (Internet of Things) enabled devices, gaming, healthcare, and wearable computing. Atmel, together with our partners, are able to address these applications with highly-optimized solutions.

The Atmel Sensor Hub Solution leverages our SAM D20 and SAM G ARM Cortex-based MCU expertise, along with capacitive touch-enabled devices, and wireless capabilities. Combined with our industry-leading Atmel Studio development platform, Atmel Software Framework, and Xplained Pro development platform, the Sensor Hub Solution provides the technology platform to enable a superior user experience and product differentiation.

Key Features

  • Complete Development Eco System — Atmel together with its partners provide an environment that delivers a rich selection of hardware, drivers, and example projects that will significantly speed up development, allow you do focus on your differentiating features, and get your product to market more quickly.
  • Ultra Low Power — Reduces power by up to 50% when compared to competitive solutions.
  • Product Differentiation — Differentiating technologies such as capacitive touch and wireless enables your end product to stand out from the competition.

Devices

Device Family Summary Benefit Applications Technologies Key Parameters
SAM D20 Devices
Low Power

Flexibility

Ease of Use

Broad product portfolio

SAM G51/53 Devices
Low Power

Highest throughput

Fast wakeup

Ease of Use

Both SAM D20 and SAM G51/53 Devices
Mobile

Tablets

Ultrabooks

IoT

Gaming

Healthcare

Wearables

SAM D20 Devices
ARM® Cortex M0+

picoPower®

Event system

SleepWalking

SerCom

Self programming

SAM G51/53 Devices
ARM® Cortex M4 + FPU

DMA

picoPower®

Event system

SleepWalking

Self programming

SAM D20 Devices
16-512KB Flash

48-64 pins

3mm x 3mm WLCSP

Down to 70uA/MHz in active

Up to 48MHz

SAM G51/53 Devices
16-512KB Flash

49 pins

3mm x 3mm WLCSP

Down to 100uA/MHz in active

Up to 48MHz