Ultra-low-power connected platform supports cost-optimized IoT and wearable applications

Ultra-low-power connected platform supports cost-optimized IoT and wearable applications

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The platform features what is claimed to be the world’s lowest power ARM Cortex-M0+, the Atmel | SMART SAM L21, and the BTLC1000 Bluetooth SMART solution, making the device suitbale for battery-operated applications requiring activity and environment monitoring.

Key components for the low-power connected platform – the Atmel | SMART SAM L21 MCU and the Atmel SMART Bluetooth solution – achieve industry-leading standards. The SAM L21 achieves a staggering ULPBench score of 185, the highest recorded score for any Cortex-M0+ while running the EEMBC ULPBench, the industry marker for low power, with a power consumption down to 35 µA/MHz in active mode and 200nA in sleep mode. Atmel’s Bluetooth SMART solution is 25% smaller than the closest competing solution packaged in a 2.2mm X 2.1mm Wafer Level Chipscale Package, enabling designers to build ultra-small industrial designs for next-generation connected IoT and wearable applications.

Atmel’s low-power connected platform is a design-ready unit showcasing the company’s broad portfolio of ultra-low-power smart, secure and connected products, and partner technologies. Embodied in a 30 mm x 40 mm form factor, the platform integrates the Atmel | SMART ultra-low power MCU, Bluetooth SMART low-energy connectivity, capacitive touch interface, security solution, complete software platform, real-time operating system (RTOS), a BHI160 6-axis SmartHub motion sensor and a BME280 environmental sensor from Bosch Sensortec. The platform can be powered by a simple coin cell utilizing extremely low power consumption, and manufacturers can also leverage Atmel’s extensive list of sensor partners.

To simplify the design process, the platform is compatible with Atmel’s flagship Studio 7, an easy-to-use and complete integrated development environment, along with Atmel Start, the world’s first intuitive web-based platform for software configuration and code generation. This complete new ultra-low-power wearable platform is being showcased at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6-9, 2016.

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