Increase Functionality in Sensor Nodes with New 8-bit tinyAVR MCUs
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ATtiny3217 and ATtiny3216 join Microchip’s tinyAVR family with largest memory in the series
AVR® microcontrollers (MCUs) have long been used to create highly responsive sensor nodes because of their cost effectiveness and ease of implementation. To enhance the capability and responsiveness of applications in these settings, Microchip Technology has expanded its tinyAVR MCU series to include two new devices with advanced analog features and the largest memory variant in the family. Designed for reliable operation in harsh environments, the devices come with built-in safety functions to help designers create robust and safe systems.
Ideal for sensor applications including capacitive touch interfaces, the ATtiny3217 and ATtiny3216 bring the benefit of two Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) that enable systems to implement touch control simultaneously with other analog measurements. One ADC can be used with the Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) for touch signal acquisition, while the second one monitors other inputs such as thermistors and pressure sensors, or both ADCs can be used for faster sampling of different types of sensors.
Additional benefits of the ATtiny3217 and ATtiny3216 MCUs include
The ATtiny3217 and ATtiny3216 are the latest devices in Microchip’s tinyAVR family of MCUs, including the ATtiny1617 and the ATtiny817, which are optimized for performance, power efficiency and ease of use in small packages.
All tinyAVR MCU series devices are supported by the Atmel Studio 7 integrated development environment (IDE) and the Atmel START code configurator. For evaluation purposes, the ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is also available.
Pricing and Availability
The ATtiny3217 and ATtiny3216 are available now for sampling and in volume production starting at $0.68 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The ATtiny3217 Xplained Pro evaluation kit (ATTINY3217-XPRO) is available now for $38 each.
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