San Jose, Calif. - Atmel Corporation touts their Atmel ATtiny4/5/9/10 family of microcontrollers (MCUs) as the world’s smallest flash AVR MCUs. They come in ultra-small 8-pad UDFN packages measuring 2mm x 2mm x 0.6mm, and weighing less than 8 mg, which the company claims is as much as 55 percent smaller than the market’s smallest package offering available today. The ATtiny MCUs target applications in the consumer electronics, lighting, and industrial control markets.
The new devices are designed for lightweight and small form factor consumer applications such as cell phones, toys, tooth brushes and other personal care and portable electronic products.
The smaller, lighter, faster and low-power MCUs make it possible to integrate a powerful AVR MCU in some of the smallest designs. These designs may include the inside of electrical leads and miniature connectors, printer heads, and other applications such as inside clothing fabrics, plastic cover sheets or shells. Ingar Fredriksen, AVR Product Marketing Director, said “In addition to being 55 percent smaller than any other 6-/8-pin Flash microcontroller in the market, the ATtiny4, ATtiny5, ATtiny9 and ATtiny10 devices deliver six times higher processing speed than the closest competitor.”
The ATtiny family is based on Atmel’s low-power picoPower technology, which enables any AVR MCU to operate at 650 nA, with a RTC running, and less than 100 nA in power down. These products also execute code up to 12 MIPS at 12 MHz.
The Atmel ATtiny4, ATtiny5, ATtiny9 and ATtiny10 are available now. Volume pricing starts at $0.52 USD for 10k quantities. To download a high-resolution photo of these devices in the SOT23 and 8-UDFN packages, visit Atmel/ATtiny photo.
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