FlexSense is a deformable surface that makes your tablet smarter

The team at Microsoft Research has recently unveiled a new ultra-thin, transparent piece of bendable material embedded with sensors. Essentially, FlexSense is a self-sensing surface that can sit atop a tablet, like the Surface, and is capable of recognizing itself being folded or contorted. Upon being bent, the material accepts the deformation input and translates that information for the […]

And the Bend Your Mind XSense Design Contest winners are…

Back in December 2013, Atmel kicked off its global Bend Your Mind XSense Design Contest, where 
participants ranging from students to fashionistas were encouraged to stretch their imagination by submitting drawings unique designs utilizing Atmel’s flexible XSense touch sensor. Four winners — two first place and two second place — were ultimately selected by Atmel judges, based on […]

Atmel’s XSense hits EEWeb

Atmel’s XSense is a high-performance, highly flexible touch sensor which allows engineers to design devices with curved surfaces and even add functionality along product edges. Essentially, this means manufacturers now have the capability to build light-weight, sleek, edgeless smartphones, tablets and other touch-enabled devices. Recently, Atmel’s XSense was featured in an EEWeb article, with the publication […]

Atmel kicks off XSense design contest

Atmel recently kicked off its “Bend Your Mind XSense Design Contest.” We are searching for contestants from students to engineers, hobbyists, designers, fashionistas and more who want to stretch their imagination by submitting unique designs that utilize Atmel’s flexible XSense touch sensor. Anyone who is a fan of Atmel’s Facebook page may submit an original design […]

Bend your mind with Atmel’s XSense contest

We all know that bendable, flexible touchscreens are the future, and here at Atmel, we consider ourselves to be riding the crest of that curve with XSense, our high-performance, ultra-flexible touch sensor which allows for some crazy shaped, touch-able devices. Go to any tech website today, and you’ll see the same ol’, same ol’ curved […]

Video Diary: A look back at Embedded World 2015

Weren’t able to join us in Nuremberg?  With another Embedded World in the books, here’s a look back at some of Atmel’s latest smart and securely connected solutions that are ready to power next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Andreas von Hofen shows off the new automotive grade ARM Cortex-M0+-based SAM DA1. The recently-revealed family of MCUs feature an integrated peripheral […]

Video: Rob Valiton discusses the future of automotive at CES 2015

The car of the future could have a curved center display with tons of real estate for driver information and entertainment.  It’s no surprise that automotive technology has emerged as an integral component of our digital lifestyle, as more and more consumers are looking to bring their mobile devices seamlessly into their vehicles. During CES 2015, ARMdevices.net had the chance to catch […]

Atmel stays ahead of the curve with its next-generation car center console

Connected cars are expected to be among several of the key trends at this year’s International CES. With up to a hundred million lines of code, at least 30 MCU-controlled devices — and some with as many as 100 — the vehicle is the ideal application to bring smart, connected devices in the era of the Internet of […]

Rewind: The vintage tech and trends of CES

Long before becoming the world’s largest consumer electronics show, the first CES took place in New York City back in June of 1967. The debut event, which originally began as spinoff from the Chicago Music Show, had attracted just about 17,500 attendees and 100 exhibitors. Since then, attendance has risen to over 160,000 visitors along with 3,600-plus exhibitors and countless new product releases. While the smart home, wearables and […]

Preview: Atmel is headed to Vegas for CES 2015

What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily have to stay in Vegas! From January 6-9, 2015, the Atmel team is headed to Sin City for the 2015 International CES, where we’ll be showcasing a number of cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and offering insight into the smarter, more connected world of tomorrow. Attendees will have the chance to […]