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Atmel Launches $499 Development Kit for Multimedia, POS, SoHo, and Navigation Systems

    San Jose, California (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Includes AVR32-based Single-board Computer With Linux, GCC, IAR Workbench

    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) today announced a $499 "program-and-go" development kit for multimedia, point-of-sale (POS), navigation, small office/home office (SoHo) network gateway/router, and printer applications. Based on Atmel's AVR(R)32-based AP7000 family of 32-bit digital signal controllers (DSCs), Atmel's STK(R)1000 includes all the hardware and software needed to develop fully functional, ready-to-ship applications, including the schematics for printed circuit board production.

    The STK1000 includes a production-ready AVR32-based single-board computer with Atmel's AT32AP7000 system-on-chip (SoC), a 3.5-inch (320x240) TFT-LCD display, audio DAC, and connectors for VGA, Ethernet USB, CompactFlash(R) and SD cards. All other system functionality is integrated in the AT32AP7000 controller which includes a vector multiplication co-processor, 16-bit stereo audio DAC, 2048x2048 pixel TFT/STN LCD controller, 480 Mbps USB 2.0 with on-chip transceivers (PHY) and, two 10/100 Ethernet MACs. Serial interfaces include RS232, USART, I2S, AC97, TWI/I2C, SPI, PS/2 and several synchronous serial modules (SSC) supporting most serial communication protocols, making it ideal for multimedia, POS, navigation and printer applications.

    STK1000 software includes the Linux(R) operating system, GCC compiler, GNU debugger, all drivers, utilities, editors and image viewers, and IAR Embedded Workbench(R) for AVR32. Atmel's existing JTAGICE mkII (available separately) provides emulation. Application-ready C/C++ application software includes web, FTP, and Telnet servers, as well as libraries and utilities for playing video, sound and displaying images.

    The AVR32-based AT32AP7000 offers up to three times the per-cycle throughput of any competing 32-bit processor on the market. AT32AP7000 memory and DMA include 32 KB on-chip SRAM, 16 KB instruction and data caches, memory management unit, DMA for high-speed peripherals and Atmel's Peripheral DMA Controller (PDC). High-bandwidth data transfers, such as those required for video, networking, and encryption, are becoming increasingly common and can monopolize the resources of even a high-end processor. Atmel's PDC enhances performance by managing data transfers between peripherals, co-processors and memories independently of the CPU.

    The STK1000 development kit is available now for $499. The JTAGICE mkII emulator is sold separately for $299.

    About Atmel

    Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, 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 consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets, Atmel ICs can be found Everywhere You Are(R).

    NOTE: Atmel(R), logo and combinations thereof, Everywhere You Are(R), AVR(R) and others, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

    Information

    Atmel's STK1000 and AT32AP7000 information is available at: http://www.atmel.com/avr32/.

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Contact:
Philippe Faure, Marketing Communications Manager - Microcontrollers,
+33-2-40-18-18-87, or philippe.faure@nto.atmel.com, or Helen
Perlegos, Public Relations - USA and Asia Pacific Rim,
+1-408-487-2963, or hperlegos@atmel.com, or Veronique Sablereau,
Corporate Communications
Manager - Europe, +33-1-30-60-70-68, or fax, +49-71-31-67-24-23, or
veronique.sablereau@atmel.com, all of Atmel



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