An ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor-based microcontroller (MCU), the SAM4E8C features a floating point unit and a high data bandwidth architecture and is targeted at industrial automation and building control applications.
The device embeds 512KB Flash and features multiple networking/connectivity peripherals, including one 2.0A/B compatible CAN interface and one IEEE Std 1588-compatible 10/100Mbps Ethernet MAC. Additional communication interfaces include a FS USB device, a HS SDCard/SDIO/MMC interface, USARTs, SPIs and multiple TWIs.
Analog features includes dual 1Msps, 16-bit ADCs of up to 10 channels with analog front end offering offset and gain error correction, and a 2-channel, 1Msps, 12-bit DAC.
The SAM4E8C is available in 100-pin BGA and QFP package options.
ARM Cortex-M4 with 2 Kbytes Cache running at up to 120 MHz
Memory Protection Unit (MPU)
DSP Instructions, Floating Point Unit (FPU), Thumb®-2 instruction set
512 Kbytes Embedded Flash
128 Kbytes Embedded SRAM
16 Kbytes ROM with Embedded Boot Loader Routines (UART) and IAP Routines
Embedded voltage regulator for single-supply operation
Power-on-Reset (POR), Brown-out Detector (BOD) and Dual Watchdog for Safe Operation
Quartz or ceramic resonator oscillators: 3 to 20 MHz with clock failure detection and 32.768 kHz for RTT or system clock
RTC with Gregorian and Persian Calendar Mode, Waveform Generation in Backup mode
RTC counter calibration circuitry compensates for 32.768 kHz crystal frequency inaccuracy
High-precision 8/16/24 MHz factory-trimmed internal RC oscillator. In-application trimming access for frequency adjustment
Slow clock internal RC oscillator as permanent low-power mode device clock
One PLL up to 240 MHz for Device Clock and for USB
Low-power tamper detection on two inputs, anti-tampering by immediate clear of general-purpose backup registers (GPBR)
Up to 2 Peripheral DMA Controllers (PDC) with up to 33 Channels
One 4-channel DMA Controller
Low Power modes
Sleep, Wait and Backup modes, down to 0.9 μA in Backup mode with RTC, RTT, and GPBR
100-ball TFBGA, 9x9 mm, pitch 0.8 mm
100-lead LQFP, 14x14 mm, pitch 0.5 mm
Temperature operating range
Two USARTs with USART1 (ISO7816, IrDA®, RS-485, SPI, Manchester and Modem Modes)
USB 2.0 Device: Full Speed (12 Mbits), 2668 byte FIFO, up to 8 Endpoints. On-chip Transceiver
Two 2-wire UARTs
Two 2-wire Interfaces (TWI)
High-speed Multimedia Card Interface (SDIO/SD Card/MMC)
One Master/Slave Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) with Chip Select Signals
Three 3-channel 32-bit Timer/Counter blocks with Capture, Waveform, Compare and PWM Mode. Quadrature Decoder Logic and 2-bit Gray Up/Down Counter for Stepper Motor.
32-bit low-power Real-time Timer (RTT) and low-power Real-time Clock (RTC) with calendar and alarm features
256-bit General Purpose Backup Registers (GPBR)
One Ethernet MAC (GMAC) 10/100 Mbps in MII mode only with dedicated DMA and Support for IEEE1588, Wake-on-LAN
One CAN Controllers with eight Mailboxes
4-channel 16-bit PWM with Complementary Output, Fault Input, 12-bit Dead Time Generator Counter for Motor Control.
Real-time Event Management
Up to 79 I/O Lines with External Interrupt Capability (Edge or Level Sensitivity), Debouncing, Glitch Filtering
Bidirectional Pad, Analog I/O, Programmable Pull-up/Pull-down
Five 32-bit Parallel Input/Output Controllers, Peripheral DMA Assisted Parallel Capture Mode
AES 256-bit Key Algorithm compliant with FIPS Publication 197
AFE (Analog Front End): 2x16-bit ADC, up to 24-channels, Differential Input Mode, Programmable Gain Stage, Auto Calibration and Automatic Offset Correction
One 2-channel 12-bit 1 Msps DAC
One Analog Comparator with Flexible Input Selection, Selectable Input Hysteresis
Debugger Development Support
Serial Wire/JTAG Debug Port(SWJ-DP)
Debug access to all memories and registers in the system, including Cortex-M4 register bank when the core is running, halted, or held in reset.
Serial Wire Debug Port (SW-DP) and Serial Wire JTAG Debug Port (SWJ-DP) debug access.
Flash Patch and Breakpoint (FPB) unit for implementing breakpoints and code patches.
Data Watchpoint and Trace (DWT) unit for implementing watchpoints, data tracing, and system profiling.
Instrumentation Trace Macrocell (ITM) for support of printf style debugging.
IEEE1149.1 JTAG Boundary-scan on all digital pins.
Integrated Software Libraries and Tools
ASF-Atmel software Framework – SAM software development framework
Integrated in the Atmel Studio IDE with a graphical user interface or available as standalone for GCC, IAR compilers.
DMA support, Interrupt handlers Driver support
USB, TCP/IP, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Numerous USB classes, DHCP and Wi-Fi encryption Stacks
RTOS integration, FreeRTOS is a core component
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