Lin Tx, 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ MCU, and touch hardware in one package
Microchip is offering a system in package (SiP) device having LIN transceiver, 32-bit ARM Cortex MO+ microcontroller and capacitive touch hardware. The SiP is recommended for touch button, touchpad, slider, wheel or proximity sensing applications, including optical and haptic feedback.
The system-in-package is powered by SAMHA1GxxA microcontroller powered by ARM Cotex-M0+ microcontroller (MCU), and also includes a LIN transceiver and a voltage regulator. This device measures 7 × 7 mm QFN package, with wettable flanks ready for automatic optical solder inspection and is available with 16k, 32k or 64k Flash memory, up to 8KB SRAM and 2kB Read-While-Write Flash.
"The high performance and small package size of the SAMHA1GxxA microcontroller allows designers to create unique human machine interfaces in automotive and industrial applications," said Matthias Kaestner, automotive vice president. "As a leader in both, automotive touch and LIN solutions, we are committed to bringing innovative, cost-effective solutions to next-generation vehicles."
The SiP is supported with a development kit, which also includes Atmel Software Framework (ASF). The SAMHA1GxxA device is implemented in the Atmel Studio 7 Integrated Development Environment. Various tools like GCC and IAR C/C++ compilers, ICE debuggers and a QTouch software function library are also available.
SAMHA1GxxA is available now in volume production with prices starting at $2.88.