Atmel Corporation – Advanced Semiconductors

Design and manufacture of advanced semiconductors, with focus on microcontrollers, nonvolatile memory, logic, radio frequency (RF) components and sensors.

Atmel Corporation – Advanced Semiconductors

The also have application-specific standard products (ASSPs) or custom ASICs. The popular products with the Embedded Engineer Include Atmel AVR 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers, ARM-based computing chips. and the New SAM D20 family based on the ARM Cortex…

SAM9M10-G45-EK – ARM926-based eMPU eval kit

Fully-featured evaluation platform for the Atmel AT91SAM9M10 or AT91SAM9G45 microcontroller. The evaluation kit allows users to extensively evaluate, prototype and create application-specific designs.

SAM9M10-G45-EK - ARM926-based eMPU eval kit

Highlights – Two high speed USB hosts and one high speed USB device port. An Ethernet 10/100 interface. Two high speed multimedia card interfaces. An LCD TFT display 480-RGB-272. A composite video output. A camera interface and communication peripherals.

8051 Architecture – Application Notes

Broad range of feature-rich 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the 8051 instruction set. Pin-to-pin compatible members from our 8051 portfolio. 8-bit MCUs based on the low-power single-cycle AT89LP core to MCS-51 industry-standard socket drop-in devices and small-footprint 14/16/20/28-pin derivatives.

Updated Nov 2013

Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki

This Collaborative Web Publishing and Knowledge Sharing system is to assist developers using Embedded Processors from Texas Instruments.

Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki

VAR-SOM-OM54 System On Module SOM

The VAR-SOM-OM54 adapts to the most advanced manufacturing capacities, based on the OMAP5432, 1.7Ghz Cortex-A15, offering a CPU performance boost of over 50% as compared with the OMAP4460.

VAR-SOM-OM54 System On Module SOM

“The fastest ARM System-on-Module today! leverages the cutting edge of mobile computing for embedded and industrial product designs.”

delabs Ideas and Notes-

When you see things like Smartphones and Tablets you know that embedded developers are more empowered today. This is due to the fact that component technologies have advanced rapidly, more zap for a given footprint.

More Memory, Less Power Consumption, Excellent Computing Power. Interactive Display (Touch Screen) have just made amazing things possible within a limited Gadget Real Estate.

When uC – uP pack more juice for a given battery life and configurable OS like Linux are used. The OS will not be a burden on the CPU.

Regulated Resource usage + Good CPU power = Fast Gadget Apps

NXP Semiconductors – Microcontrollers

From the smallest 8-bit to the highest performing 32-bit ARM microcontrollers. LPC3000, LPC2000, LPC900, LPC700 microcontroller families. Even derivatives from the foundation chip 80C51.

NXP Semiconductors – Microcontrollers

NXP’s ARM solutions from a basic microcontroller, a more advanced Digital Signal Controller (DSC), or a dedicated application processor. Types Cortex Set, ARM7, and ARM9.

KNX – Solutions for Home & Building Control Applications

KNX - Solutions for Home & Building Control Applications

The stability and flexibility of KNX make it a tremendously popular choice for intelligent wired home and building automation networks. This evaluation board will help developers create cost-efficient KNX designs very quickly, while taking advantage of the very low active power consumption of the NXP Cortex-M0 microcontroller, as well as its powerful 32-bit architecture.

History –

NXP (for Next eXPerience) Semiconductors is the name for the semiconductor company founded by Philips.

OnARM – ARM Developer Resource

“The ARM Cortex-M3 microprocessor is rapidly setting the standard for advanced microcontroller applications, a fact illustrated by a growing number of leading MCU vendors each providing a differentiated product, but based upon the same standard ARM architecture….”

OnARM – ARM Developer Resource

  • IDE, project manager
  • Evaluation Boards and Single-Board Computers
  • Device Programmers

Aug 2013 Update –

CMSIS – Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard

The ARM Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) is a vendor-independent hardware abstraction layer for the Cortex-M processor series.

CMSIS - Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard

The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7 and ARM9 processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn and use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications.