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Atmel Releases New ATtiny4313 High-Performance, Low Power Microcontroller


Microcontroller targets many applications across the electronics industry in consumer electronics, industrial, computer and communications markets


Atmel Corporation has released the new ATtiny4313, an extension to Atmel's tinyAVR® product family of low-power, high-performance microcontrollers featuring picoPower® technology. The ATtiny4313 is a new device in the 20-pin tinyAVR family that is code- and pin-compatible with the existing ATtiny2313A. The new device enables a simple, swift upgrade to consumer end products.

This general purpose microcontroller targets many applications across the electronics industry in consumer electronics, industrial, computer and communications markets. Atmel's ATtiny4313 can work as the main controller inside of a handheld, battery-operated remote controller, or as the controller/interface on the receiver side. It can also work as a communications link in building safety systems, interfacing between various sensors and networks. In white goods, the chip can operate as a user interface controller or control the entire system. This is all possible with the versatile interface options, timer counters with PWM outputs and many GPIO pins.

“As a leader in the 8-bit Flash microcontroller market, this new product further demonstrates Atmel's lead position in the consumer, communications and industrial markets. The new 4K Flash version expands Atmel's products by offering customers an easy upgrade path in applications where more code space is required,” said Jukka Eskelinen, product marketing director of tinyAVR products at Atmel Corporation.

“Providing ease-of-use capabilities and ease-of-upgrade for our ATtiny2313 customers, the new ATtiny4313 enables the use of the same printed circuit board with an option to add more software features and refinements for product differentiation. This can further add to the end product value with minimal additional cost. Featuring picoPower technology, the ATtiny4313 leads in low current consumption making the end product more environmentally friendly, without sacrificing performance or features,” Eskelinen concluded.


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[Reprinted with kind permission from Atmel]