The SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for the SAMA5D2 series of microprocessors (MPUs). The board includes eMMC and DDR3 memories as well as a rich set of connectivity options. Connectors and expansion headers allows for easy customization and quick access to leading edge embedded features such as the Class D amplifier or the capacitive touch controller (PTC). A Linux distribution and software package allows you to easily get started with your development.
The Linux OS and Microchip’s microprocessors (MPUs) have gone hand in hand since 2002 when our first MPU, the AT91RM9200, was introduced. By supporting mainline Linux, you receive the full support of the open source community to create high-quality solutions. Microchip has been mainlining its kernel, bootloader and drivers since 2004, and mainlining has become a centerpiece of our Linux strategy because of the value it brings to users.
Microchip uses its www.linux4sam.org website to provide access to new developments which are reviewed by our Linux maintainers and fully tested on our hardware platforms. Using Long-Term Support (LTS) Linux kernels provides access to kernel maintenance for two to six years.
MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is an expandable, highly configurable software program that incorporates powerful tools to help you discover, configure, develop, debug and qualify embedded designs for most of Microchip’s microcontrollers, microprocessors and digital signal controllers.
MPLAB X IDE works seamlessly with the MPLAB development ecosystem of software and tools, many of which are completely free.
MPLAB X IDE brings a host of features to help you quickly debug your projects and minimize your development time.
All of Microchip’s tools can run on Windows®, macOS®, and Linux® operating systems for maximum workstation flexibility.
MPLAB® Harmony is a modular framework that provides interoperable firmware libraries for application development on 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors. It includes an easy to use Graphical User Interface (GUI), MPLAB Harmony Configurator (MHC), for selection, configuration, and generation of starter code, peripheral libraries, and extensive middleware (USB, TCP/IP, graphics, etc).
For the first time, this newest release of MPLAB Harmony (version 3) adds support for SAM MCUs and MPUs in the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment (supported devices).
MPLAB Harmony v3 includes the MPLAB Harmony Configurator (MHC) tool, a set of modular device and middleware libraries and numerous example applications, all of which are designed to help you quickly and easily develop powerful and efficient embedded software for Microchip’s 32-bit PIC® and SAM devices.
The MPLAB Harmony framework can be downloaded directly from the Harmony GitHub site, or you can use the framework downloader tool from within the MPLAB® X IDE.
This kit lets designers quickly evaluate and develop code for applications running on the SAM9M10 or the SAM9G45. It is delivered with free packages for Android, Microsoft Windows and Linux to enable rapid application development.
The ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for the SAMA5D2 based System in Packages (SiPs) and the SAMA5D27-SOM1 (SAMA5D27 System On Module). The kit comprises a baseboard with a soldered ATSAMA5D27-SOM1 module. The module features an ATSAMA5D27C-D1G-CU SIP embedding a 1-Gbit (128 MB) DDR2 DRAM. The SOM integrates a Power Management IC (PMIC), a QSPI memory, a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PHY and a serial EEPROM with a MAC address. 128 GPIO pins are provided by the SOM for general use in the system. The board features a wide range of peripherals, as well as a user interface and expansion options, including two mikroBUS™ click interface headers to support MikroElektronika click boards™ and one PMOD™ interface. Linux distribution and software package allows you to easily get started with your development.
Learn more how to add a WiFi connection to the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1.
The SAMA5D2-PTC-EK is used to develop and evaluate capacitive touch controls using the Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) module contained in the SAMA5D2 MPU family. The PTC provides built-in hardware for capacitive touch measurement on sensors that function as buttons, sliders, wheels or a touch pad. The PTC supports both self and mutual-capacitance measurements, up to an 8x8 button matrix, without the need for any external components. Features include adjustments for sensitivity and noise tolerance, as well as self-calibration, minimizing user tuning efforts. The PTC runs the QTouch Modular Library (QTML). A GUI-based PTC Toolbox software program is used to configure the touch features. QTouch extension boards QT1, QT2 and QT6 attach to the PTC-EK's XPRO wing connectors to demonstrate buttons, sliders, wheels and touch pad operation.
The SAMA5D3 Xplained is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design. The board comes with a rich set of ready to use connectivity and storage peripherals and expansion headers for easy customization. A Linux distribution and software package gets you evaluating fast. A USB device connector can be used to power the board as well as programming and debugging it.
The SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra is a member of Xplained fast prototyping and evaluation platforms. The board is based on the SAMA5D4 microprocessor and comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity, an LCD and HDMI interface, an embedded debug interface unit, as well as storage peripherals and expansion headers for easy customization. A Linux distribution and software package gets you evaluating fast. A USB device connector can be used to power the board as well as to program and debug it.
Microchip SAM Boot Assistance (SAM-BA) software provides an open set of tools for in-system programming of Microchip ARM Thumb-based microcontrollers and microprocessors.
The latest generations of MPUs are support on SAM-BA v3 available on the SAM-BA github site.
For MCUs and legacy MPUs the latest versions of SAM-BA v2 can be downloaded from the documents tab.
With the SAM-BA monitor residing in on-chip non-volatile memory, you can use SAM-BA as a tool to re-program the MPU or MCU, without connecting to the debugger.
If you use the secure boot feature of Microchip’s MPUs, you should use the Secure SAM-BA edition.
Microchip’s software packages deliver a set of C-drivers that run on the evaluation kits and exercise all peripherals. The software packages are also very useful for board bring-up as well as quick prototyping.
The software packages consist of drivers, software services and libraries. For Microchip’s microprocessors, each software module is provided with full source code, examples of usage, rich html documentation and ready-to-use projects for the GNU GCC and IAR EWARM compilers.