Low-cost hardware platform for evaluating Atmel's ATSAMC21J18A microcontroller

22-07-2015 | Mouser Electronics | Design & Manufacture

Mouser now stocks Atmel's SAM C21 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit, a low-cost hardware platform for evaluating the Atmel ATSAMC21J18A microcontroller. Supported by the Atmel Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the ATSAMC21J18A and explains how to integrate the device into a custom design. The kit allows developers to easily evaluate the ATSAMC21J18A microcontroller without requiring any external programming or debugging tools. The kit contains an onboard Atmel Embedded Debugger (EDBG) with virtual COM port and a Data Gateway Interface (SPI, I2C, and four GPIOs) for bidirectional communication between the ATSAMC21J18A and host computer. Together with Atmel Studio development platform, the EDBG debugger interface can program and debug the ATSAMC21J18A. Level converters allow selectable target voltages of 3.3V and 5V. The onboard ATSAMC21J18A microcontroller is based on an ARM(r) Cortex-M0+ processor running at up to 48MHz and comes with 256Kbytes of flash memory and 32Kbytes of SRAM. The SAM C21 Xplained Pro kit contains a mounted 32.768kHz crystal and a footprint for higher-frequency crystals that can be used as clock sources. The kit also includes an Atmel QTouch capacitive touch-sense button and two mechanical buttons (user and reset). The SAM C21 kit features a variety of input/output options, including a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) output connector, LIN and CAN transceiver connectors, Cortex external debugging connector, and three sets of extension headers. The board also has a set of Arduino(tm) Uno R3 compatible expansion connectors that can connect to compatible Arduino shields. The board can be powered through the Embedded Debugger USB port or by an external 5VDC 1A power supply. With the SAM C21 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit, developers can quickly prototype designs for industrial automation, appliance and automotive solutions.

By Electropages Admin