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Atmel Debuts picoPower tinyAVR Microcontrollers
[June 20, 2008]

Atmel Debuts picoPower tinyAVR Microcontrollers

(Wireless News Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
Atmel Corp., designer and manufacturer of microcontrollers, advanced
logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF)
components, announced two new low power 32-pin tinyAVR
microcontrollers, the ATtiny48 and ATtiny88 devices which have 4- and
8-Kbytes of Flash memory, respectively.

Atmel said the AVR microcontrollers consume less than 240 uA at 1.8V
and 1 MHz, and below 100 nA in power-down mode and are especially
suited for portable and power sensitive systems such as remote control,
accessories and small appliances, according to the company.

The new tinyAVR microcontrollers utilize Atmel's picoPower technology
that eliminates unnecessary power consumption. They have a zero power
brown-out detection circuitry that can be turned off during sleep
modes, a power reduction register that powers down individual
peripherals, and digital input disable registers that remove leakage
current on ADC input pins, it was reported.

"Atmel's successful picoPower megaAVR devices offer the best-in-class

power saving features and performance. The ATtiny48/88 is now extending
the reach, offering an affordable solution for applications that
require very low power consumption and are very cost sensitive. Our
customers in the consumer electronics market want to develop products
that consume less and less power, and the new ATtiny48/88 are a perfect
fit," said Jukka Eskelinen, Director of tinyAVR Product Marketing.

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