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Atmel Introduces Next Generation System-on-Chip Solution for Smart Metering

Dual-Core Architecture, Integration and Extensive Security Features Ideal for Smart Metering

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced the introduction of its latest Power Line Communication System-on-Chip (SoC) solution designed for smart metering applications.

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The Atmel SAM4CP16B is an extension of Atmel's SAM4Cx smart energy platform built on a dual-core 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4 architecture. Fully compatible with Atmel's ATPL230A OFDM physical layer (PHY) device compliant with PRIME standard specification, this highly flexible solution addresses OEM's requirements for various system partitioning, BOM reduction and time-to-market requirements by incorporating independent application, protocol stack and physical layer processing functions within the same device.

"We continue to build on the success of our industry leading SAM4Cx platform and offer best-in-class embedded connectivity, flexibility and cost structure for high-volume smart metering deployments," said Andres Munoz, marketing manager, smart energy communications at Atmel Corporation. "Furthermore, additional enhancements developed to meet PRIME standard specifications provide unprecedented performance in rigorous environments."

Key features of the solution include integrated low-power driver, advanced cryptography, 1Mbytes of embedded Flash, 152Kbytes of SRAM, low-power RTC, and LCD controller.

Availability
For more information on availability and pricing, please contact your local Atmel sales representative.

More Information
Atmel's SAM4Cx Platform: http://www.atmel.com/products/smart-energy/default.aspx  
Atmel ARM-based products: http://www.atmel.com/arm/default.aspx
Atmel YouTube Channel: www.atmel.com/youtube     
Embedded Design Blog: www.atmelcorporation.wordpress.com     
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About Atmel
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

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