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Tiny 6-pin MCUs process 12MIPs at 12MHz

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microcontroller? MCU? power saving?


Atmel Corp. has expanded its AVR microcontroller family with three pin- and code-compatible 6-pin picoPower MCUs.

Using the AVR CPU, the 6-pin tinyAVR MCUs can process up to 12MIPS at 12MHz which Atmel says is 6x the performance of any other similar-sized microcontroller in the market.

The processing efficiency is designed to reduce the time in active mode and increases the time spent in power saving sleep modes.

The ATtiny4, ATtiny5, and ATtiny9 are pin- and functional-compatible to the existing ATtiny10 which eases migration between the devices in-between different projects with different requirements. The 6-pin tinyAVR MCUs are also pin-compatible with similar devices from competitors.

"The ATtiny10 was launched in April and we were overwhelmed by the rapid market acceptance and strong demand for this device, which is the smallest AVR microcontroller," said Jukka Eskelinen, product marketing director, tinyAVR for Atmel. "It is clear that developers needed innovation in this market segment."

All tinyAVR microcontrollers use the standard AVR MCU development tools.

- Colin Holland
EE Times

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