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Atmel Collaborates With IAR Systems to Accelerate Application Development for AT91SAM ARM Micros

San Jose, California and Uppsala, Sweden (ots/PRNewswire) - - Newly-released IAR Embedded Workbench Version 5.0 for ARM Provides Enhanced Support for AT91SAM Application Developers Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) and IAR Systems(R) AB announced today the result of their cooperation to enhance the support for Atmel's entire AT91SAM family of ARM(R)-based Flash microcontrollers and embedded microprocessors in the latest release of IAR Embedded Workbench(R). The product of intensive collaborative development between the two companies, this powerful toolkit simplifies and accelerates application development for Atmel's AT91SAM micros. Among the many outstanding features of IAR Embedded Workbench version 5.30 for ARM are enhanced debug facilities including views of core and peripheral registers for all AT91SAM devices, initialization scripts for AT91SAM devices and all compatible external memories, and debug features in embedded Flash memory. Application deployment is made more efficient by single-click programming options for all memory types (embedded Flash, external NAND, NOR, EEPROM and serial Flash). The source code for these programming algorithms is available, ready to be updated for new memory configurations. Source code is also available for a second-level boot loader, enabling it to be modified for different memory implementations. Over 700 fully documented project examples are available from the IAR Systems website for the various supported AT91SAM devices, each with options for all possible memory configurations. These can be cloned to form the starting point of customer applications, saving valuable development time and reducing errors. Jean-Christophe Zettel, Atmel's Applications Director for ARM-based MCUs, commented, "The enhanced support for our AT91SAM products provided by version 5.30 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is another step forward in the long-term collaboration between Atmel and IAR Systems in order to make it easier, faster and cheaper to develop AT91SAM applications. Our large and growing mutual customer base is proof of our success to date, and we intend to build on it going forward." "IAR Systems and Atmel have been working together closely for many years, but this higher level of engagement from both sides has added a new dimension of support and ease of use for AT91SAM customers," said Anders Flodin, Director Business Development, IAR Systems. Availability and Pricing IAR Embedded Workbench version 5.30 for ARM is available now. A free 30-day evaluation version can be downloaded from http://supp.iar.com/Download/SW/?item=EWARM-EVAL. 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. About IAR Systems IAR Systems is the world's leading provider of software tools for embedded systems that enable large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world's leading semiconductor vendors. Established in 1983, IAR Systems is a part of Intoi, formerly Nocom, since 2005. (c) 2009 Atmel Corporation. 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Information: Atmel's AT91SAM product information may be retrieved at http://www.atmel.com/products/at91/default.asp More information about IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM can be obtained at http://www.iar.com/ewarm Atmel Press Contacts: Peter Bishop, Communications Manager, Atmel Rousset Tel: +33(0)4-42-53-61-50, Email: peter.bishop@atmel.com Helen Perlegos, Public Relations Tel: +1-408-487-2963, Email: helen.perlegos@atmel.com IAR Systems Press Contacts: Fredrik Medin, Marketing Manager, IAR Systems Tel: +46-18-16-78-00, Email: fredrik.medin@iar.com Bob Jones, Director, Publitek Limited Tel: +44(0)1225-470000, Email: robert.jones@publitek.com Fax: +44(0)1225-470047, Web: www.publitek.com ots Originaltext: Atmel Corporation Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: Atmel Rousset, Peter Bishop, Communications Manager, +33(0)4-42-53-61-50, peter.bishop@atmel.com, or Helen Perlegos, Public Relations, +1-408-487-2963, helen.perlegos@atmel.com, both of Atmel Corporation; or Fredrik Medin, Marketing Manager of IAR Systems, +46-18-16-78-00, fredrik.medin@iar.com; or Bob Jones, Director of Publitek Limited, +44(0)1225-470000, fax, +44(0)1225-470047, robert.jones@publitek.com, both for Atmel Corporation

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