High-performance Atmel SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra from element14 for fast prototyping and evaluation

    High-performance, ultra low-power ARM MPU kit extends Atmel Xplained concept for industrial, IoT, LED and decorative lighting applications

    BANGALORE – 16 February 2016 – element14 and Atmel today announced the launch of Atmel’s new SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra evaluation kit, a high-performance, fast prototyping and evaluation platform for the Atmel | SMART SAMA5D2 Series of microprocessors. The board offers multiple memories including eMMC, DDR3 and QSPI as well as a comprehensive set of connectivity options.

    With its secure design architecture, cryptographic acceleration engines, and secure boot loader, the SAMA5D2 is the ideal solution for point-of-sale (POS), Internet of Things (IoT)  and industrial applications requiring anti-cloning, data protection and secure communication transfer.SAMA5D2_Xplained_Ultra_Evaluation_Kit

    The Atmel | SMART SAMA5D2 Series is a high-performance, power-efficient embedded MPU based on the ARM Cortex-A5 processor. The device features an advanced user interface and connectivity peripherals. Advanced security is provided by powerful cryptographic accelerators, by the ARM TrustZone technology securing access to memories and sensitive peripherals, and by several hardware features that safeguard memory content, authenticate software reliability, detect physical attacks and prevent information leakage during code execution.

    Connectivity peripherals include a 10/100 EMAC, USBs, CAN-FDs, FLEXCOMs, UARTs, SPIs and two QSPIs, SDIO/SD/e.MMCs, and TWIs/I2 C.

    SAMA5D2 devices feature three software-selectable low-power modes: Sleep, Wait and Backup. It also includes an Event System that allows peripherals to receive, react to and send events in Active and Sleep modes without processor intervention.

    This new kit is the latest in element14’s diverse variety of solutions ranging from starter kits to complete development boards, including the newest releases and exclusive bundles at its Design Center;

    The Xplained series can be accessorised with add-on boards to add more features and functionality including WiFi, touchscreen display, sensing, ADC, Bluetooth, GPS or GSM/ GPRS to your design, including :

    LCD Module and adapter board –

    Click adaptor board –

    GSM click add on board  –

    The Xplained Ultra are available from element14 in Asia Pacific.


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