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Atmel Ships Industry's Lowest Power Bluetooth Smart Solution

Leading microcontroller and touch solutions provider Atmel CorporationATML announced the shipment of the industry-leading Bluetooth Smart solution with the least power and smallest footprint.

The BTLC1000 is an ultra-low power Bluetooth SMART system-on-a-chip (SoC), and comes with an integrated Atmel MCU and Bluetooth transceiver. BTLC1000 can be used as a Bluetooth Low Energy ("BLE") link controller with any Atmel AVR or SMART MCU. It is also relevant for applications like beacons, mobile and human interface devices, as it can be used as a standalone applications processor with embedded BLE connectivity and external memory.

The device delivers unparalleled power efficiency, and increases battery life by as much as a year for certain applications. It has also pushed the limits of space-constrained areas, and is considerable smaller than those available at present.

The exceptionally tiny, high-performance and low-power device can take the burgeoning IoT and wearable device markets to the next level in form factor and power consumption, and extensively smoothes product design, while decreases overall time-to-market. It will facilitate amazing applications for smart wearables like medical devices and fitness trackers, together with asset trackers, human Interface devices, beacons, etc. It also supports beacons and other application standards for top smartphone operating systems.

The BTLC1000 integrates the Bluetooth Low Energy Radio and Baseband with an ARM Cortex-M0-based MCU, thus enabling a highly cost-effective solution for many Bluetooth Smart-based applications. It minimizes the total system solution cost as it needs very few external components, delivering the industry's most integrated system solution.

Atmel currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Better-ranked stocks in the semiconductor industry that are worth a look now include Pixelworks, Inc. PXLW , ARM Holdings plc ARMH and Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. AAOI , each sporting a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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