Atmel Corporation is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontroller,
capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and
radio frequency (RF) components.
Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios,
Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions
focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive
Atmel’s AVR Solutions
AVR combines the most code-efficient architecture for C and assembly programming
with the ability to tune system parameters throughout the entire life cycle of your
key products. No other microcontrollers deliver more computing performance at a lower
Combined with industry leading development tools and design support, you get to market
faster. And once there, you can easily and cost-effectively refine and improve your
It’s simple: AVR works across the entire range of applications you’re working on,
or want to work on.
32-bit AVR UC3
The 32-bit AVR UC3 microcontrollers deliver high computational throughput, deterministic
real-time control, low power consumption, low system cost, high reliability and ease
The 32-bit AVR CPU includes cutting-edge features such as integer and fixed point
DSP arithmetic, single-cycle multiply and accumulate instructions, and single-cycle
SRAM access. The peripheral DMA controller and multi-layer high-speed bus architecture
make the UC3 core ideal for high throughput applications.
UC3 devices are perfectly suited for portable and battery-powered applications due
to their outstanding low power properties.
8/16-bit AVR XMEGA
The AVR XMEGA delivers 16-bit performance and leading low-power features at an 8-bit
price point. With a DMA controller, an innovative Event System, crypto engine, and
high-speed ADC and DAC, AVR XMEGA pushes the boundaries for high-performance 8/16-bit
The megaAVR family offers the broadest selection of devices and peripheral options,
making them suitable for a wide range of applications. The family contains devices
with LCD, USB, CAN, and LIN interfaces, in addition to the standard SPI, UART and
Developed for applications that need large amount of program code, megaAVR offers
substantial program and data memories. Better still, megaAVR features self-programming
flash for fast, secure, cost-effective field upgrades.
tinyAVR devices are optimized for a wide range of applications that require a small
but powerful microcontroller. They are perfect for size constrained applications
and they are often found as glue logic in bigger systems. boards and is available
with integrated A/D converter and EEPROM memory.
By delivering Flash flexibility at Mask ROM prices, tinyAVR significantly cuts your
time to market, while boosting your bottom line. And there’s nothing tiny about
AT91SAM ARM-based MCUs and eMPUs
Atmel AT91SAM 32-bit ARM® Flash MCUs and embedded MPUs are designed for system control,
wired and wireless connectivity, user interface management, low power and ease of
use. They have received wide acceptance in markets like POS terminals, security,
building automation, industrial control, medical, white goods, PC and gaming peripherals,
toys and cellular phone accessories.
“BCD’s support to us, particularly in sampling and pricing of Atmel AVR’s over several
lighting projects, has been key to important business wins.” Senior Design Engineer
at Juice Technology
Atmel offers complete IEEE 802.15.4-compliant, IPv6/6LoWPAN based, ZigBee certified
wireless solutions based on a family of RF transceivers, AVR, AVR32, and ARM microcontrollers,
free software stacks, reference designs, wireless modules and development kits, addressing
the unique needs of low-cost, low-power, low data rate wireless control and sensor
Atmel offers a broad range of microcontrollers based on the 8051 architecture ranging
in code density from 2K bytes to 128K bytes. The product line includes 8-bit microcontrollers
based on the powerful, low-power Single-Cycle AT89LP core as well as MCS-51® industry
standard socket drop-in devices and small footprint 14/16/20/28-pin derivatives,
all manufactured in advanced Flash technologies.
Atmel's CAP™ is a microcontroller-based system-on-chip platform with fast local memory,
a wide range of industry-standard peripherals and interfaces, and a Metal Programmable
(MP) Block that allows the designer to add custom logic. By combining the performance,
density and low power consumption of the fixed portion of the device with the flexibility
of the MP Block, CAP enables application-specific products to be developed in a fraction
of the time and at a fraction of the cost of standard cell ASICs, but at a unit price
close to that of standard cell devices.
Capacitive Touch Products
Atmel is the world leader in touch technology solutions. With 15 years of touch interface
product innovation, Atmel offers the industry's lowest power, highest performance
single-chip touch solutions for highly integrated, small footprint designs while
being the best in precision and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance.
Flash Memory for all applications
Atmel's Serial Flash is the world's number one selling serial interface Flash family,
and has been ever since its introduction almost a decade ago – and now the best is
even better. Pin count is precious when it comes to system design and that's why Atmel's
serial-interface family of memory solutions matters. Its simple SPI interface greatly
reduces system pin counts, while allowing for an easy migration path between densities
without requiring board changes, dramatically reducing system costs, size, switching
noise and manufacturing complexity.
BCD are very proud to be representing Atmel in the UK and Ireland and can offer full
technical design support through to delivery anywhere in the world, whether it be
direct from Atmel or through MSC, their key Distribution Partner .
Probably the world’s number one 8-bit Risc Microcontroller, the AVR dominates the
industry in performance, lowest “pico” power, range of options and peripherals, code
efficiency and the superb compiler and tools support.
The range includes the smallest 8-pin “Tiny AVR” through to the powerful MEGA AVR
Range and now the ever expanding AVR32 bit family.
All products share the same basic instruction set and migration up or down the range
is incredibly easy, and helps future proof your product roadmap.
To compliment these products, Atmel continues to grow its ARM and C51 based processor
and controller families.
With the acquisition of Quantum, Atmel are now building on their Capacitive Touch
products into the AVR product range to give customers greater user interface options
from simple button and slider controls to more complex matrix and proximity sensing
Together with their Flash Memory, RF and ASIC technology, Atmel are a semiconductor
brand to be reckoned with.
BCD is partnering with TouchNetix to help customers who require additional support
to bring their touchscreen designs into production.
TouchNetix are a group of highly experienced Engineers originally from Quantum/Atmel,
pioneers of Capacitive Touch technology.
The TouchNetix flexible business model means they can offer full Design Support from
concept through to full production.
For more information please call BCD on 01256 818111, email us by pressing here or
fill in our Contact Form.
Tap. Drag. Zoom. Pan. Rotate. Flip. Innovate.
Atmel® touch technologies give human interfaces that uniquely personal feel that
sparks success in the marketplace.
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Atmel’s touch technology for touchscreens and for fixed function buttons, sliders
and wheels, allows users to experience unparalleled performance and sensitivity,
without draining batteries.
Designers can take full advantage of advanced features such as Atmel maXTouch™ unlimited
touch capability and support for large screens - all implemented in a small package
requiring a minimum of external components.
Building on fifteen years of Atmel® touch innovation, maXTouch™ is the next-generation
technology for touchscreen applications, delivering both superior performance and
low power consumption.
The controller technology enables touch interfaces that identify, qualify, and track
the user’s contacts with exceptional precision and sensitivity.
With maXTouch unlimited touch, users can enjoy a sophisticated interface that is
smart enough to ignore unintended touches. Atmel touchscreen chips are small enough
to fit the most compact mobile devices and powerful enough to accommodate the larger
screens on products such as digital tablets.
The result: peerless touch interfaces that are intuitive, flexible, reliable, and