element14, the Development Distributor, has announced the availability of the Microchip SAM L10 and SAM L11 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kits and associated MCUs. The new devices are the industry’s lowest-power 32-bit MCUs as well as the first to offer chip-level security and Arm TrustZone Technology.
The SAM L10 is the industry’s lowest power MCU in this class and allows users to develop secured applications without the battery constraints of less power-efficient MCUs. Its ultra-low power consumption makes it suitable for a range of IoT applications in areas such as wearable devices, gaming controls, energy harvesting, smart pens and low-power industrial sensor nodes.
The SAM L11 additionally features integrated hardware security which allows users to take advantage of the increased security needed by applications such as IoT nodes, remote keypads and authentication systems for smart cities and home automation, industrial automation or medical devices.
“With the increasing growth of IoT end points and the resultant increased frequency of security breaches, designers are looking for MCUs that can help reduce power consumption while adding robust security”, says Simon Meadmore, Global Head of Semiconductors, Premier Farnell and element14. “As the Development Distributer we seek out devices to address design challenges for our customers as they bring their products to market. The SAM L10 and SAM L11 MCU family takes an innovative approach to solving these challenges by integrating a wide variety of peripherals, including security features, into the industry’s lowest power MCU in its class. This allows users to develop secured applications without the battery constraints of less power-efficient MCUs”, he added.
The Microchip SAM L10 and SAM L11 evaluation kits and associated MCUs are available from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 in Asia Pacific.