Atmel development kit features video decoder and advanced security features

16-01-2015 | Farnell element14 | Design & Manufacture

Now available from Farnell element14, the Atmel Xplained SAMA5D4-XULT development board features an ARM Cortex-A5 microprocessor and allows users to evaluate, prototype and create high performance application-specific designs.

The SAMA5D4-XULT 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 at 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 uses 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, says the company.

“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, Premier Farnell. “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.”

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