Newark element14 launches Atmel SAMA5D4 Xplained board



Newark element14 has launched the Atmel Xplained Board, (SAMA5D4-XULT) which features an ARM Cortex-A5 microprocessor. This development kit allows users to evaluate, prototype and create high performance, application-specific designs.

The SAMA5D4-XULT from Atmel includes 4Gb DDR2 external memory, one Ethernet physical layer transceiver, two SD/MMC interfaces, two host USB ports and one device USB port, one 24-bit RGB LCD and HDMI interface and debug interfaces.

In addition, the rich peripheral set is ideal for a range of user interface applications. The 720p video decoder and playback rate of 30fps alongside the LCD controller with graphics accelerator are ideal for consumer and industrial designs including terminals and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The SAMA5D4-XULT leverages the advanced security features found on the board’s microprocessor which include ARM Trust Zone, secure boot, encrypted DDR bus, tamper detection pins and secure data storage.

Seven headers, compatible with Arduino R3 (Uno, Due) and two Xplained headers are available for various shield connections.

“Our partnership with Atmel continues to grow with the latest addition to the Atmel Xplained family of development kits,” said David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer, Newark element14. “The comprehensive security features and display capabilities of the SAMA5D4-XULT are key to the advancement and implementation of IoT applications where the user interface and security information are critical.”

The SAMA5D4 is available for $93.50 from Newark element14 in North America.

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