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Operating from 1.8-5.5 V with up to 16 MIPS throughput, ATmega169P LCD controller and general-purpose ATmega165P include 16 Kbytes Flash memory, 512 Bytes EEPROM, and 1 Kbyte SRAM. Equipped with picoPower technology, units consume 340 [micro]A in active mode, 150 [micro]A in idle mode at 1 MHz, 650 nA in power-save mode, and 100 nA in power-down mode. Microcontrollers with picoPower can provide multi-year battery life in lighting control, security, and keyless entry applications.
picoPower Technology Slashes Power Drain to 650 nA in Power-save & 100 nA in Power-down
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20 / -- Atmel(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), announced today the first two AVR(R) microcontrollers to incorporate a power-saving technology that provides multi-year battery-life in lighting control, security, keyless entry, ZigBee(TM) and other applications that spend most of their time in sleep mode. The picoPower(TM) technology reduces "power-save" power consumption to as little as 650 nA, even with the 32 kHz clock running and superior brown-out detection, the industry's lowest.
The two picoPower devices now available are the …