Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex M7-based MCU and AVR Powers TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watches

With Atmel's High-Performance, Low-Power Atmel | SMART and AVR MCUs, TomTom Users Can Enjoy Longer Battery Life and Robust Capacitive Touch Buttons for Sporting Convenience

Nov 05, 2015, 08:00 ET from Atmel Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced today that the TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch includes the Atmel | SMART ARM® Cortex® M7-based MCU and the tinyAVR44A MCU.

TomTom Spark also uses Atmel's QTouch library software to control the touch interface in the 8-bit tinyAVR MCU. The combination of these ultra-low-power MCUs extends the battery life of the TomTom Spark to up to 10 hours in GPS mode.

"We are thrilled that TomTom has selected our ultra-low-power ARM- and AVR-based MCUs to power the main processing unit and touch interface," said Alfredo Vadillo, Vice President of ARM-based MCUs, Atmel Corporation.  "We look forward to supporting this project and to collaborating on future designs."

For more information about the TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch, please visit: www.tomtom.com/fitness  

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