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SAM D MCUs

New Benchmark in Flexibility and Ease-of-Use based on ARM® Cortex® Microcontrollers

SAM D MCUs give you truly differentiated general-purpose microcontrollers that are ideal for many low-power, cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications. The MCUs offer excellent interface and peripheral options with impressive low power–performance.

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SAM D1X/2X

Microchip SAM D Cortex®-M0+ based microcontroller (MCU) series builds on decades of innovation and experience in embedded Flash microcontroller technology. It not only sets a new benchmark for flexibility and ease-of-use but also combines the performance and energy efficiency of an ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCU with an optimized architecture and peripheral set.

  • Cortex-M0+ based MCU running up to 48MHz
  • Flash memory densities range from 8KB to 256KB with SRAM ranging from 2KB to 32KB
  • Low power consumption at <70µA/MHz
  • DMA and Event system
  • Up to Six flexible serial communication modules (SERCOM) provide peripheral flexibility
  • Full-Speed USB Device and embedded Host
  • 12-bit ADC with up to 20 channels; 10-bit DAC
  • Hardware touch support with the QTouch® Peripheral Touch Controller
  • Packages ranging from 14 to 64-pin package options

SAM D5X

The SAM D51 high performance micro-controller series features the 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor with Floating Point Unit (FPU), running up to 120 MHz ,up to 1 MB Dual Panel Flash with ECC, and up to 256 KB of SRAM with ECC. This series offers excellent interface options with class leading power performance and integrated hardware security.

  • ARM Cortex-M4F  core running at 120 MHz  with Single Precision Floating Point Unit (FPU).
  • Quad Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI) with Execute in Place (XIP) support
  • Supports 5 Low power modes with class leading 65µA/MHz Active Power Performance
  • Up to 2 Secure Digital Host Controller (SDHC) for eMMC/SDIO/SD
  • Up to 8 Serial communication (SERCOM) ports configurable as UART/USART, ISO 7816, SPI or I2C
  • Full speed USB with embedded Host/Device
  • Dual 12-bit 1MSPS ADC with up to 32 channels; Dual 12-bit 1 MSPS DAC
  • Integrated Security features including AES hardware encryption engines, TRNG and SHA-based memory integrity checker
  • Hardware Touch Support with QTouch® Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) supporting up to 256 channels of capacitive touch
  • Pin compatibility options with SAMD2X available on select packages
  • Packages ranging from 48 to 128-pin package options
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Development Tools

A complete suite of tools is available to help get your design to market. Choose from low-cost Xplained boards, starter kits, fully featured expansion & development boards, free Atmel Studio, as well as a range of debuggers.

Xplained Boards

Xplained is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for Microchip SAM microcontrollers (MCUs). These low-cost, easy-to-use evaluation kits are ideal for demonstrating the features and capabilities of SAM MCUs and can be customized with a wide range of expansion boards. Development is easy with a rich selection of example projects and code drivers provided in the Advanced Software Framework (ASF) and START, as well as support in Atmel Studio and from third-party IDEs (integrated development environments).

Programmers/Debuggers Framework

The debuggers and programmers work across MCU platforms, are USB powered and are fully integrated with Atmel Studio® IDE with features ranging from basic debugging to advanced emulation capability.

Atmel Studio

Studio 7 is the integrated development platform (IDP) for developing and debugging all Microchip ARM®-based and AVR® microcontroller (MCU) applications. The Atmel Studio 7 IDP gives you a seamless and easy-to-use environment to write, build and debug your applications written in C/C++ or assembly code. It also connects seamlessly to the debuggers, programmers and development kits.

Atmel Start

Atmel® START is an innovative online tool for intuitive, graphical configuration of embedded software projects. It lets you select and configure software components, drivers and middleware, as well as complete example projects, specifically tailored to the needs of your application. The configuration stage lets you review dependencies between software components, conflicts and hardware constraints. In the case of a conflict, Atmel START will automatically suggest solutions that fit you specific setup.

Applications

Microchip's 32-bit microcontrollers are well suited for a wide variety of applications – from control logic, to fully integrated systems involving USB, Ethernet and LCD. To assist with your design efforts, we have introduced several on-line design centers.

Connectivity
Starter Kits

Use Microchip's 32-bit MCU's on-chip USB, CAN and Ethernet for your embedded project.

Human Interface
Development and Evaluation Boards

Use the power of Microchip's 32-bit MCUs to add graphics, USB devices, touch screens and more to your design.

Market/Industry Specific
Emulators and Debuggers

See the resources available that showcase Microchip's 32-bit MCUs used in lighting, automotive or motor control applications.

Microchip 32-bit Framework

Advanced Software Framework

The Advanced Software Framework (ASF) is a MCU software library providing a large collection of embedded software for Atmel flash MCUs: megaAVR, AVR XMEGA, AVR UC3 and SAM devices.

  • It simplifies the usage of microcontrollers, providing an abstraction to the hardware and high-value middlewares
  • ASF is designed to be used for evaluation, prototyping, design and production phases
  • ASF is integrated in the Atmel Studio IDE with a graphical user interface or available as standalone for GCC, IAR compilers
  • ASF can be downloaded for free

For more information visit the Advanced Software Framework page.

Atmel START

Atmel® START is an innovative online tool for intuitive, graphical configuration of embedded software projects. It lets you select and configure software components, drivers and middleware, as well as complete example projects, specifically tailored to the needs of your application. The configuration stage lets you review dependencies between software components, conflicts and hardware constraints. In the case of a conflict, Atmel START will automatically suggest solutions that fit you specific setup.

For more information visit the Atmel START page.

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