New Cortex-M7 Chip to Help Power Sophisticated IoT Solutions

New Cortex-M7 Chip to Help Power Sophisticated IoT Solutions
by Tom Simon on 11-01-2016 at 4:00 pm

IoT architects face a dilemma in partitioning the compute power of their systems between the cloud and the edge. The cloud offers large storage and heavy duty compute power, making it an attractive place to perform the computation needed for IoT tasks. However, moving large amounts of data from the edge to the cloud servers, can … Read More


6 Memory Considerations for IoT Designs Built Around Cortex-M7 MCUs

6 Memory Considerations for IoT Designs Built Around Cortex-M7 MCUs
by Majeed Ahmad on 07-27-2015 at 12:00 pm

Tightly coupled memory (TCM) is a salient feature in the Cortex-M7 microcontrollers as it boosts the MCU performance by offering single cycle access for the CPU and by securing the high-priority latency-critical requests from the peripherals.… Read More


Why Drones Love Atmel SAM E70

Why Drones Love Atmel SAM E70
by Eric Esteve on 07-18-2015 at 7:00 am

Avionics is by nature a mature market, requiring the use of validated system solution: safety is an absolute requirement, innovative systems require stringent qualification phase. That’s why the very fast adoption of drones as alternative solution for human piloted planes is impressive. It took 10 years or so for drones to be… Read More


3 Design Hooks of Atmel MCUs for Connected Cars

3 Design Hooks of Atmel MCUs for Connected Cars
by Majeed Ahmad on 06-25-2015 at 7:00 am

In February 2015, BMW reported that it has patched the security flaw which could allow hackers to remotely unlock the doors of more than 2 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles. Earlier, researchers at ADAC, a German motorist association, had demonstrated how they could intercept communications with BMW’s ConnectedDrive… Read More


Atmel Tightens Automotive Focus with Three New Cortex-M7 MCUs

Atmel Tightens Automotive Focus with Three New Cortex-M7 MCUs
by Majeed Ahmad on 05-31-2015 at 11:30 am

Atmel Corp., a lead partner for the ARM Cortex-M7 processor launch in October 2014, has unveiled three new M7-based microcontrollers with a unique memory architecture and advanced connectivity features for the connected car market.

According to the company spokesman, E70, V71 and V70 chips are the industry’s highest performing… Read More


Single Chip MCU + DSP Architecture for Automotive: SAMV71

Single Chip MCU + DSP Architecture for Automotive: SAMV71
by Eric Esteve on 04-29-2015 at 7:00 pm

It’s all about Cost of Ownership (CoO) and system level integration. If you target automotive related application, like audio or video processing or control of systems (Motor control, Inverter…) you need to integrate strong performance capable MCU with a DSP. In fact if you expect your system to support Audio Video Bridging (AVB)… Read More


IoT Sensor Node Designs Call for Highly Integrated Flows

IoT Sensor Node Designs Call for Highly Integrated Flows
by Tom Simon on 02-21-2015 at 7:00 pm

Applications for IoT sensors are becoming more sophisticated, especially for industrial usage. Building optimal sensors for different applications requires multi-domain design, optimization and verification flows. The sensor devices are usually MEMS, and as such have electrical properties that need to be tailored to … Read More