Category: Atmel

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Microchip ARM, PIC and AVR Microcontrollers

Posted by Charbax – June 29, 2017

Microchip acquired Atmel in 2016 for $3.56 Billion, this among other acquisitions by Microchip, grows their Microcontroller portfolio to include Atmel's ARM based SAM Microcontrollers (which I have previously filmed here: SAM S70 and E70 ARM Cortex-M7, SAM L21 ARM Cortex-M0+, Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth ARM Cortex-M0, SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi for IoT with ARM Cortex-M0+, together with Microchip's own ARM cores, and their MIPS-based PIC-32 cores, a few older PIC cores, Atmel's 8 and 32-bit AVR cores among other. Microchip Technology also provides Serial EEPROM devices, Serial SRAM devices, KEELOQ devices, radio frequency (RF) devices, thermal, power and battery management analog devices, as well as linear, interface and mixed signal devices. Some of the interface devices include USB, ZigBee/MiWi, Controller Area Network, LoRa, SIGFOX and Ethernet.

96Boards IoT Starter Kit with UART and Arduino-compatible Sensors Platform

Posted by Charbax – October 20, 2015

Grant Likely of Linaro introduces the http://96Boards.org IoT Starter Kit with retail price aimed at around $45 which includes the 96Boards UART also available at http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/96Boards-UART-p-2525.html and the Arduino-compatible 96Boards Sensors adapter board.

Makeblock Maker Kit 3D printing, Painting and more robots

Posted by Gennie – October 15, 2015

Makeblock is an open-source robots construction platform with aluminum mechanical parts, easy-to-use electronics modules and software, also compatible with LEGO bricks and many industry standard parts.
Makeblock shows their maker kits including 3D printer, Kids education robots, DIY painting robots on China Sourcing Fair. These are Powered by different SOC platforms like Atmel, Freescale, ST and Intel Edison, Based on Arduino, with different sensors, support for Android/iOS/windows app control through phone/PC via bluetooth.

Distributors and resellers can contact Makeblock here:
Sales Manager: Alice Zhang
Email:alice@makeblock.cc
Mobile/wechat/whatapps:+86 137 5111 1792
Website: http://www.makeblock.cc

Acer Cloud Professor – IoT Education Kit

Posted by Charbax – September 9, 2015

Acer Cloud Professor is a “Plug, Play, Code & Make” IoT starter kit for people in all ages to feel the vibe of Internet of Things development. Using mobile devices as input interface, anyone can conduct IoT remote control by simply following the tutorial kits by any popular programming languages such as Scratch, LiveCode, JavaScript, and C/C++. Its open architecture, open source, and cross platform App features support major OS. Users can get started now with Cloud Professor's easy and quick prototyping tool to go instantly on to the Acer Cloud. Users can simply plug it in and be ready to go!

Atmel Powered LocoRobo Educational Robots, Arduino, Bluetooth 4.0, IOS, Android

Posted by Gennie – August 15, 2015

LocoRobo is an educational robotics platform Powered by Atmel Processors, open-source Arduino system, work through Bluetooth 4.0 with iOS, Android and Web app. Children can start basic coding the robot with apps. it also support 4 different coding languages including Python, C, Javascript, Matlab for advance users, featuring a ring of multi-color LEDs on its top, it shows color animations, supports charging via micro USB by a build-in lithium-ion battery. The founder of LocoRobo, Pramod ,a Ph.D of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor Drexel University in Philadelphia, introduces more about their educational robots in this video. For more info please visit: http://locorobo.co

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Shenzhen Maker Faire: Atmel SMART SAM L21 ARM Cortex M0+

Posted by Charbax – July 7, 2015

Atmel SMART SAM L21 is the world's lowest power ARM Processor based on ARM Cortex-M0+, can use as low as 35 µA/MHz in active mode and 200nA in Sleep mode. Atmel shows examples in Shenzhen, including to run an E Ink diplay, showing how they are getting hardware makers to use this solution for ultra-low-power Internet of Things (IoT). The Atmel module can also feature Full Speed USB host and device, Event System and Sleepwalking, 12-bit analog, AES, capacitive touch sensing, built in opAmps and much more. As introduced at the Shenzhen Maker Faire show, these Atmel modules are sold to makers on Alibaba.com and Taobao.com

Makeblock Maker Open Shenzhen (Day 2), 48-hour Robotic Competition

Posted by Charbax – June 21, 2015

Maker Open is a 48 hours international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!

There are 12 Maker teams from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.

Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

Lowest Power WiFi in the World: Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi for IoT with ARM Cortex-M0+ with up to 10 years of battery life

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module brings the world's lowest power Wi-Fi module with their ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and the Atmel WINC1500 low-power Wi-Fi 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n SoC (System on Chip) optimized for the IoT market. It provides integrated software solution with application and security protocols such as TLS, integrated network services (TCP/IP stack) which are available through Atmel’s Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP). The Atmel SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module can run Wi-Fi for IoT applications for upwards more than 10 years on AAA batteries when pulling IoT data at a 30 minute interval speed.

Lowest Power Bluetooth in the World: Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth for IoT on ARM Cortex-M0 with up to 9 years of battery life

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2015

The Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth Smart SoC can run at sub-1µA in standby mode in a 2.1mmX2.1mm Wafer Level Chipscale Package (WLCSP), while delivering the industry’s best dynamic power consumption with a potential battery life of up to 9 years on a coin cell battery. Atmel designed BTLC1000 specifically for the rapidly growing IoT and for wearables market, including portable medical, activity trackers, human Interface devices, gaming controllers, beacons and much more.

Expanding upon the Atmel SmartConnect wireless portfolio, the BTLC1000 is a Bluetooth Smart link controller integrated circuit that connects as a companion to any Atmel AVR or Atmel | SMART MCU through a UART or SPI API requiring minimal resource on the host side. The standalone Atmel | SMART SAMB11 Bluetooth Smart Flash MCU leverages the embedded ARM Cortex-M0 core combined with the integrated analog and communication peripherals to implement application-specific functionalities and is available as a system-in-package or a certified module. Both devices are fully integrated with a self-contained Bluetooth Smart controller and stack enabling wireless connectivity for a variety of applications to be quickly implemented without the wireless expertise typically required.

Free Electrons Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys Karim Yaghmour at Atmel booth at Embedded World 2015

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2015

In this interview, Free Electrons CTO Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys founder Karim Yaghmour exchange some thoughts about embedded Linux vs. Android, and then Thomas moves on to describe in more details the activities of the embedded Linux services company Free Electrons. Both Free Electrons and Opersys are unique amongst others things by the fact that they provide all their training materials freely on the web! Thomas also discusses the numerous Linux kernel contributions made by Free Electrons, which is ranked the 7th contributing company for the next Linux kernel release, in number of patches, an impressive result for a 9 persons business: Free Electrons has developed a core expertise in pushing the support for ARM processors to the upstream Linux kernel. More specifically, the work done by Free Electrons engineers on Atmel ARM platforms is presented, since Free Electrons was demonstrating an Atmel SAMA5D3 platform with a brand new DRM/KMS graphics driver that has been developped by Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon and recently merged in Linux 4.0.