To initiate faster development of next-generation industrial IoT and wearables applications, developers require more performance, lower power and additional security. The Atmel SMART SAMA5D2 series and IAR Embedded Workbench deliver excellent performance and help bring products faster to market.
As published in the release, “The Atmel SMART SAMA5D2 series is based on the high-end ARM Cortex-A5 core and features an ARM NEON engine. ARM NEON is a Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) architecture extension providing the top performance that is crucial to developers working for example with multimedia and signal processing applications.”
Using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, developers are able to fully benefit from this technology thanks to the automatic NEON vectorisation available in the tools. By vectorising their code, developers can achieve faster application response time, improve application battery lifetime and further meet the market demands for low cost and low power, as stated in the release.
The new SAMA5D2 includes a robust security system including ARM TrustZone technology, along with secure boot, hardware cryptography, RSA/ECC, on-the-fly encryption/decryption on DDR and QSPI memories, tamper resistance, memory scrambling, independent watchdog, temperature, voltage and frequency monitoring and a unique ID in each device.