Atmel Delivers Industry's Lowest Power ARM Cortex-A5-based MPU with Leading Security Features for Industrial IoT and Wearable Applications

Atmel Corporation, a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today launched a new series of Atmel | SMART ARM® Cortex®-A5-based microprocessors (MPUs), delivering the world’s lowest power consumption for all MPUs in its class. The new MPUs deliver sub 200µA in retention mode with context preserved, 30µs ultra-fast wake-up and a new backup mode with DDR in self-refresh at only 50µA. The Atmel | SMART SAMA5D2 series provides great system integration with the addition of a complete audio subsystem, lower pin-count and ultra-small package for space constraints applications, and built-in PCI-level security targeting industrial Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and point of sale (POS) applications. Expanding the Atmel SAMA5 family, the SAMA5D2 series delivers just the right price-to-performance ratio for applications requiring an entry-level MPU and extended industrial temperature range (-40 to 105°C ambient temperature). The new series is also a great migration path for designers using ARM926-based MPUs looking for higher performance and additional features including low power, higher security, DDR3 support, smaller footprint, audio, USB HSIC and Atmel’s patented SleepWalking™ technology.”