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Atmel uses ANSYS simulation solutions to power the IoT

IC and system simulation tools are enabling a power-efficient, cost-optimized and reliable Internet of Things ecosystem. 

Atmel is currently using engineering simulation solutions from ANSYS to model, analyze and optimize our broad Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio from scalable embedded MCUs and MPUs to wireless connectivity gateways.


Power consumption, data security and communication standards compliance are critical design requirements for connected applications. Striking an optimal balance among such concerns as power efficiency, antenna integration performance, security and cost is a key design challenge faced by engineers developing devices that are paving the way for the proliferation of IoT.

The industry-leading SmartConnect WINC1500 lEEE 802.11 b/g/n IoT network controller SoC along with the latest family of Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex-M0+ MCUs deliver extreme low-power, compact size and comprehensive connectivity. The Atmel design team leveraged ANSYS HFSS, ANSYS RedHawk and ANSYS Totem to design and validate these complex SoCs and platforms used across multiple IoT application segments. ANSYS simulation solutions help enable the company to meet stringent power/performance requirements, ensure reliable operations across a wide-range of frequencies and deliver products with tight time-to-market constraints.

“As a leading provider of IoT solutions, we are committed to delivering the most comprehensive and highly integrated IoT solutions with world-class accuracy, performance, reliability and ease-of-use,” explained Marc Rougee, Atmel Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. “ANSYS engineering simulation tools give us the confidence that the design of our products will meet our customers’ power and performance targets to enable next-generation secure and connected designs for IoT.”

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For those unfamiliar with ANSYS, the Pittsburgh-based company provides clarity and insight to customers’ most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Their technology allow organizations, spanning across a number of industries, to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world.

“IoT is creating tremendous growth opportunities for the entire electronics ecosystem, from semiconductor manufacturing to systems integration to applications development. ANSYS is excited to be a partner to the Atmel design teams as they develop innovative technologies that fuel machine-to-machine communication and the industrial Internet,” added Aveek Sarkar, ANSYS Vice President.

Interested in learning more? Read the entire ANSYS announcement here. Otherwise, browse through Atmel’s extensive lineup of IoT solutions that are enabling a smarter, more secure connected world.