Real-time flash-based microcontrollers

Atmel Corp. announces the first family of ARM9-based Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for real-time embedded applications that have outgrown ARM7. Based on the ARM926EJ-S processor core, Atmel's SAM9 controllers share common integration levels, peripheral sets and programming models with Atmel's SAM7 MCUs.

06/15/2006


Atmel Corp . announces the first family of ARM9-based Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for real-time embedded applications that have outgrown ARM7. Based on the ARM926EJ-S processor core, Atmel's SAM9 controllers share common integration levels, peripheral sets and programming models with Atmel's SAM7 MCUs.

Tuned for real-time applications, SAM9 MCUs have all the features required for real-time embedded control applications, including an on-chip RC oscillator, watchdog timer, and 8-level 32-source priority interrupt controller and single-cycle instruction fetch.

These are reportedly the first ARM9-based microcontrollers with Flash memory integrated on the same chip, offering better performance and lower power consumption compared to stacked die implementations. Atmel also offers a common peripheral set for ARM7 and ARM9 microcontrollers, which simplifies migration of applications between the two families.

—Renee Robbins, editorial director, Control Engineering,
renee.robbins@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Robot advances in connectivity, collaboration, and programming; Advanced process control; Industrial wireless developments; Multiplatform system integration
Sensor-to-cloud interoperability; PID and digital control efficiency; Alarm management system design; Automotive industry advances
Make Big Data and Industrial Internet of Things work for you, 2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists, Avoid control design pitfalls, Managing IIoT processes
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
click me