Atmel collaboration with Hi-Tex and Pervasive Displays to enable manufacturers to deliver ultra-low power, next-generation e-paper displays. The following effort will also help in addressing two critical elements for appliance developer i.e. safety and time-to-market, as stated in the release.
According to the press release, “The software libraries including the IEC 60730 Class B safety standard and e-Paper drivers, respectively, to support ultra-low power Atmel | SMART MCUs for household appliances, industrial and human interface device applications. As a safety requirement for household appliances, the IEC 60730 safely standard—a requirement in Europe since 2007—was recently mandated in the US. Hitex has developed an IEC 60730 Class B library for Atmel | SMART MCUs. The library comes with excellent documentation, a formal certificate from VDE and can be downloaded from the Hitex website.”
“The implementation of capacitive touch sensing for the user interface and MCUs in next-generation appliances, along with the availability of VDE certified Class B software libraries, allows manufacturers to get their products quickly to market with all the safely requirements,” said Andreas Eieland, director of MCU Marketing, Atmel Corporation.