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Atmel Delivers World's First Single-chip Solution That Integrates Touch And Sensor Hub Functionality To Enhance Users' Experience

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel ® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced a range of microcontroller-based solutions that integrate touch and sensor hub functionality to enable superior user experience for a variety of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and convertible PCs.

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The new solutions build on Atmel's leading maXTouch ® controllers and incorporate the company's patented maXFusion™ sensor fusion technology to address the growing motion sensor market. Atmel maXFusion combines inputs from multiple sensors that detect motion, including accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes, to provide real-time direction, orientation and inclination data bringing visibly superior performance to a range of applications including gaming, navigation and virtual reality.  

Atmel is also the first company in the industry to integrate sensor hub functionality into touchscreen controllers extending human interface solutions beyond touch to deliver performance and power efficiency gains in a single-chip solution. The combination of multiple sensor systems enables the development of new functionality leveraging both touch and motion sensing, driving further innovation for user interface development.

Atmel's new solutions with maXFusion technology include advanced sensing algorithms that result in 3x the performance compared to managing sensors on the applications processor. They also offer up to 50 percent lower power consumption than competing solutions, achieving even greater savings when compared to architectures where sensor management is implemented on the applications processor. Manufacturers are taking advantage of these power and performance gains today. Initial design wins have already been secured for these new solutions and will begin shipping by the end of this year.  

The range of solutions offered by Atmel ensures that a device is available to meet any customers' sensor hub requirements:

  • Complete human interface solutions with maXFusion technology:
    • mXF0100 sensor hub solutions
    • mXF1664S/ mXF1188S maXTouch controllers for up to 17-inch displays
  • Programmable solutions based on Atmel's AVR ® MCUs for customers and partners implementing their proprietary code

Extending Atmel's industry-leading maXTouch touchscreen controller family, Atmel has also integrated maXFusion technology into these devices, becoming the first company to offer a complete human interface solution. Adding this functionality to the touchscreen controller brings all the benefits of using a sensor hub solution but without the need for an additional device, saving PCB footprint and power consumption, while increasing context awareness capabilities by combining touch and motion sensing. 

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