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BLE module consumes less than 4 mA in RX, less than 3 mA in TX, below 1.2 µA in sleep mode

April 26, 2016 in Hardware by admin

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Atmel Corporation has announced the world’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity modules for small form factor applications. The ultra-low power Atmel SmartConnect XR and ZR modules consume less than 4mA in RX and less than 3mA in TX with 3.6V, and below 1.2µA in sleep mode, increasing battery life by up to 3X longer than other solutions on the market today.

Pushing the limits of space-constrained areas for tomorrow’s Bluetooth applications, the Atmel SmartConnect BTLC1000-XR and SAMB11-XR modules come in an extremely small 4.5×5.5mm LGA package with 40L, while the BTLC1000-ZR and SAMB11-ZR modules come in a 7.5×10.5mm package with 34-pins and a ground paddle. These new modules are ideal for space-constrained Internet of Things (IoT) applications including beacons, sensor tags door locks, wearables and much, much more.

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Atmel START software management platform

October 29, 2015 in ARM, Hardware, Microcontroller, Tips & Tricks by admin

arm_cortex_logoAtmel START is a web-based tool that helps developers easily integrate basic software building blocks and focus on their applications rather than configuration and integration of the basic software building blocks. With Atmel START software developers can:

  • graphically select software components
  • configure them for Atmel evaluation boards or custom boards.
  • build software platforms consisting of

low-level drivers,
advanced middleware,
Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS),
high-level communication stacks and more.

  • once configured, developers can download the configured software package into their own IDE and build their application.

Atmel START supports graphical configuring of pin-muxes, along with clock trees, and the configured software package can be downloaded for a variety of supported development environments. Atmel START is entirely web-based so no installation is required.

“Atmel START tool brings new possibilities for users of IAR Embedded Workbench,” said Mats Ullström, COO, IAR Systems. “Our advanced development tools complement the high-quality software that Atmel START delivers very well, and being able to rapidly configure example projects and deploy them on not only the hardware the user wants, but also for the tools the user is most comfortable with, is key to being able to get to market quickly.”

“The Atmel START platform makes it easy for developers to get projects off the ground quickly and obtain the most benefit from working with ARM Keil® MDK tools,” said Reinhard Keil, Director of Microcontroller Tools, ARM. “By using CMSIS, Atmel has once again proven the value of creating a platform built on a standards-based approach. Atmel START creates a robust and portable software management system that makes it easy for developers to deploy applications in any environment.”

Click this link to explore Atmel START platform.

 
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