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SiP and SOM Ease MPU Designs

If you would like to use a Microchip microprocessor but the increased hardware design complexity raises concerns—Microchip’s ARM® Cortex®-A5 SAMA5D2-based System in Package (SIP) and System on Module (SOM) are your solution. Even developers with expertise in the design of an industrial-grade microprocessor (MPU)-based system spend a lot of time on PCB layout to guarantee signal integrity for the high-speed interfaces to DDR memory and Ethernet Physical layer (PHY) while complying with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards.

ATSAMA5D2 SiP

ATSMA5D2 MCUs
  • Simplifies PCB design
  • 3 DDR2 memory size options
  • Smallest footprint
  • Supports RTOS and Linux OS
  • Reduces the supplier list

ATSAMA5D2 SOM1

ATSAMA5D2 SOM1
  • Low-cost Assembly
  • Mainlined Linux distribution
  • Customer driven obsolescence
  • Qualified for production use
  • Single power rail

The integration of DDR2 memory and the SAMA5D2 MPU in a SIP removes the high-speed memory interface constraints from the PCB and reduces its size. The SAMA5D2 SOM takes it another step further by integrating power management, Ethernet PHY and non-volatile boot memory on a small PCB and offers single supply and standard surface mount manufacturing technology similar to a QFP package and can even be hand soldered during initial prototyping.

Linux-based applications have access to Microchip’s extensive set of device drivers, middleware and application layers for the embedded market at no charge. All of Microchip’s Linux development code for the SiP and SOM are mainlined in the Linux communities. This results in solutions where you can connect external devices, for which drivers are mainlined, to the SOM and SIP with minimal software development.