ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 Evaluation Kit

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In this training, we introduce the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 evaluation kit.

The ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1-01 MPU Evaluation Kit

What Can I Do With the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

The ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 evaluation kit is a platform to develop embedded Linux® or Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) applications on an Arm® Cortex®-A5 Microprocessor Unit (MPU).

For information on Microchip's Microprocessor Unit (MPU) offerings, visit the 32-bit MPUs product page.

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What is the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

The ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 is a multi-function demonstration and development platform featuring:

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How Do I Get Started?

Start by familiarizing yourself with the features of the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 development platform and then jump to the "ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 - Booting a Linux Image" page.

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Where Can I Get Demo Images?

Demonstration images for the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 are available on the Linux4SAM website. Images are available from three build systems:

How Do I Program the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

Linux images (such as the demo images mentioned above) can be flashed onto an SD Memory Card (1 GB or higher) using a utility program (such as Etcher) and inserted into the J12 SD Memory Card slot.  We show you how in the "ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 - Booting a Linux Image" page.

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Where Can I Get the Source Code?

The source code is available at the Linux4SAM GitHub repository.

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How Do I Debug?

There are two debugging interfaces on the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1. The first is by JTAG and the second is by an onboard SEGGER J-Link. More information about both methods is available in the "Debugging" section of the "ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 Evaluation Kit - Features" page.

There is also a Linux console where you can:

  • View the kernel log
  • Query processes
  • Get information on various internal features of the system

See the "ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 - Booting a Linux Imagepage for more information about the Linux console.

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Is There Any Additional Information on the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

Additional information can be found on the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 product webpage. There you can find:

  • User’s Guide
  • Design Files
  • Manufacturing Files
  • Links to component data sheets

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Where Can I Order One?

You can purchase an ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 at MicrochipDirect or your favorite Microchip distributor.

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What’s Included in the Box?

Contents of the box are:

  • ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 baseboard
  • Micro-B USB cable

Contents included with atsama5d27-som1-ek1

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What Do I Need to Supply?

To boot a Linux image, you will need:

  • Personal computer (Windows®, macOS®, Linux) running a terminal program
  • SD Memory Card (1 GB or larger)

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