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Today we will be discussing two new exciting product families from Microchip Technology. The new SAM L10 and SAM L11 MCU families are based on the new Arm® Cortex®-M23 core. They were created to address the growing need for IoT connected security.



The SAM L11 features Arm TrustZone® , a programmable environment that provides hardware isolation between certified libraries, IP and application code. In addition to TrustZone technology, the SAM L11 security features include an on-board cryptographic module supporting Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Galois Counter Mode (GCM) and Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA). The secure boot and secure key storage with tamper detection capabilities establish a hardware root of trust. It also offers secure bootloader for secure firmware upgrades. On top of it, Microchip also offers comprehensive security software framework which makes your security implementation simple and scalable.

Both SAM L10 & L11 MCU families offer the industry’s lowest power consumption, benchmarked for power consumption. The SAM L10 received a ULPMark™ score of 405, which is over 200 percent better performance than the nearest competitor. Microchip uses proprietary picoPower® technology to provide industry-leading low power consumption in active and all sleep modes.

Both MCU families also offer Microchip’s latest generation Peripheral Touch Controller for capacitive touch capabilities. It features Driven Shield Plus that provides superior water tolerance and Parallel Acquisition that makes it 4x faster than the previous generation of PTC. Designers can easily add touch interfaces that provide an impressively smooth and efficient user experience in the presence of moisture and noise while maintaining low power consumption. The touch interface makes the devices ideal for a myriad of automotive, appliance, medical and consumer Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications.

Again, we are very excited to introduce you the industry’s first 32-bit MCU with chip-level robust security features & ARM TrustZone, the SAM L10 / L11 families from Microchip. In addition, the best-in-class low power consumption as well as water-tolerant and noise-immune touch with Driven Shield Plus, all make SAM L10 / L11 the rare find for your next embedded designs.