SAME5x MCU Family Reference

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/09 09:01

This page connects you with all the information you need to evaluate and design with Microchip's 32-bit SAM E5 family of microcontrollers.

Family Overview


The SAM E5x series (Arm® Cortex®-M4 RISC processor with Floating Point Unit) has up to 1 MB of dual panel flash with ECC, and up to 256 KB of SRAM with ECC. It also adds a 10/100 Ethernet MAC and 2 CAN-FD ports and has five low power modes with a class-leading 65 µA/MHz active power consumption.

This series is loaded with peripherals. It has a Quad Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI) with Execute in Place (XIP) support, up to two Secure Digital Host Controller (SDHC) for eMMC/SDIO/SD, up to eight Serial communication (SERCOM) ports configurable as UART/USART, ISO 7816, SPI or I2C, Full-Speed USB with embedded Host/Device, dual 12-bit 1 MSPS ADC with up to 32 channels; Dual 12-bit 1 MSPS DAC, and hardware capacitive touch support with QTouch® Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) supporting up to 256 channels. It also has integrated security features including AES hardware encryption engines, a true random number generator (TRNG) and SHA-based memory integrity checker.

  • Cortex-M4F core at 120 MHz
  • Low power and Full-Speed USB with a lot of memory
  • Ethernet and CAN-FD

Use the SAM E parametric search engine to see device-specific details.

Family Specialty:

  • Low-power and Full-Speed USB
  • Large memory (up to 1 MB dual panel flash and 256 KB SRAM)
  • Ethernet and CAN-FD

Reference Materials

​SAM D5x devices are similar to SAM E5x without the CAN and Ethernet interfaces. They share this one Xplained Pro development board.