Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Atmel expands world-class wireless portfolio with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi SoCs and modules

SAN JOSE, USA: Atmel Corp. announced the company has expanded its leading SmartConnect wireless portfolio with two new turn-key system-on-chips (SoCs) and four new modules featuring these SoCs.

Atmel's WILC1000 and WINC1500 SoCs extend its already broad portfolio of wireless connectivity options with the latest 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi capability, seamlessly integrating Newport Media's (NMI) solutions in just two months. Atmel acquired NMI in July 2014.

Both wireless solutions are compatible to existing Atmel MCU solutions and can connect to any Atmel AVR or Atmel SMART MCUs. The new WINC1500 is an IEEE 802.11b/g/n IoT network controller, while the WILC1000 is an IEEE 802.11b/g/n IoT link controller.

Expanding on Atmel's Wi-Fi offering, the WILC1000 and WINC1500 are SoC solutions optimized for battery-powered IoT applications. These wireless SoCs feature fully integrated power amplifiers for the industry's best communication range, without compromising cost or performance.

The WILC1000 and WINC1500 are add-on solutions, which can connect to any Atmel MCU or eMPU targeting a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT), consumer and industrial applications. Both products are available either as fully-certified modules ready for production to accelerate a designer's time-to-market or as discrete SoCs for customers requiring the highest design flexibility.

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