Atmel Corporation has expanded its ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash family to include the SAM4E series, which features advanced connectivity peripherals, a floating point unit (FPU), advanced analog capabilities, and higher processing power. The SAM4E devices are targeted for the industrial automation, home and building control, machine-to-machine communications, automotive aftermarket, and energy management applications.
Atmel SAM4E ARM Cortex-M4 processor-based MCUs offer more processing power with a maximum operating frequency of 120MHz, a FPU, and an integrated cache providing zero wait state flash access at full speed. The SAM4E includes embedded flash memory up to 1MB, safety and security features, and extensive communication links such as Ethernet IEEE1588 MAC, USB 2.0 device and dual CAN. The high performance and high-system integration of the SAM4E addresses the growing application requirements for high-speed wired and wireless communications.
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The advanced analog technology on the device includes two independent 16-bit ADCs offering dual sample and hold capability, offset and gain error correction, programmable-gain amplifier enabling measurement of a wide input signal range with high precision.
The SAM4E series is available in two memory options 512KB and 1MB in BGA and QFP packages. Pricing for the SAM4E series starts at $5.10 USD for 1,000-piece quantities.