Atmel said it has started shipping production volumes of its new SAM D20 ARM Cortex M0+ based microcontrollers. ARM Cortex M0+ based microcontrollers are used mainly in Internet of things (IoT) applications.
"We’ve built decades of innovation and experience in embedded Flash MCU technology into our new Atmel SAM D20 family," said Ingar Fredriksen, Sr. Director of Flash-based Microcontrollers. “The SAM D20 sets a new benchmark for flexibility and ease-of-use, and combines the performance and energy efficiency of the ARM Cortex-M0+ core with an optimized architecture and peripheral set. We’ve brought true differentiation into this new family, making it the ideal MCU for low-power, cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications.”
Interesting special feature in these MCU is, it features Serial communication module which can be configured from the application to act as an USART, UART, SPI and I2C; each device in this new family includes four to six SERCOM modules. SAM D20 MCUs also feature support for button, slider and wheel touch capability as well as proximity without the need for external components.
More on SAM D20 Cortex-M0+ MCU Family is available at: www.atmel.com/microsite/samd20