Atmel: Hands-on XMEGA™ and Studio 6 Workshop for Engineers

Arrow is pleased to announce a hands-on workshop in our Manchester office on March 19th 2013 enabling you to learn more about Atmel's new development environment, Atmel Studio 6 and the highly integrated, ultra-low power AVR XMEGA range of microcontrollers.

Atmel® AVR® XMEGA® microcontrollers deliver the best possible combination of real-time performance, high integration and low power consumption for 8/16-bit MCU applications. Key features include:

  • High-precision analog - 12-bit ADCs with gain stage and combined throughput of 4 MSPS. Fast 12-bit DAC with high drive strength, as well as other functions that reduce the need for external components.
  • Real-time performance - The event system facilitates inter-peripheral signaling with 100% predictable response time. To offload the CPU, all peripherals can use DMA for data transfer.
  • Atmel picoPower® technology - True 1.6 volt operation, and 500 nA RTC operation with full SRAM retention for fastest possible wake-up time.
  • High Integration - XMEGA devices integrate AES and DES crypto modules, up to 32 PWM outputs, 8 UART, 4 TWI (I2C) and 4 SPI channels, a CRC generator module, and more.
  • AVR Software Library - A complete library of device drivers and communication stacks save time and development effort so you can focus on more important design tasks.
  • Atmel QTouch® Sensing - QTouch Library support enables you to easily realize robust capacitive touch sensing interfaces for button, sliders and wheels.
  • USB Connectivity - Delivers full-speed operation without the need for external crystals, 31 endpoints, and a special multi-packet function that maximizes data transfer rates while minimizing CPU load.

Our workshop offers a full day of training; the full agenda is below. The cost for the seminar is £50 and includes lunch and a range of free development kits to a value of €100 for you to take away at the end of the day and continue your evaluation.

The free development kits are:

  • ATAVRDRAGON (ICE): €45 Resell
  • ATXMEGAA3BU-XPLD (EK): €30 Resell
  • ATAVRSBIN1 (Inertial Sensor Board): €25 Resell




8:45 - 9:15

Arrive and Coffee


9:15 - 10:00

AVR Architecture/XMega Peripherals/Pico Power


10:00 - 10:30

Introducing Atmel Studio 6 (AS6) and Atmel Software Framework (ASF


10:30 - 12:30

ASF Getting Started/XMEGA-A3BU Xplained


12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break


13:00 - 15:00

XMEGA-A3BU Xplained

AVR8008 Hands On

15:00 - 17:00

Getting Started USB/XMEGA-A3BU Xplained

AVR8013 Hands On


Attendee's own laptop plus Atmel Studio 6 pre-installed (downloadable from Atmel website)

Required Knowledge: Basic understanding of Integrated Development Environments and a basic knowledge of Embedded MCU programming in ANSI C



For more information please contact your local Sales Office.


Location: Manchester, UK
Date: 19.03.2013 (08:45 - 17:00)

Arrow Regional Business Centre
5 New York Street
New York Street
M1 4JB


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