Evaluation Platform Microchip SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra (ATSAMA5D2C-XULT)


The SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for the SAMA5D2 series of microprocessors (MPUs).


China PCB Prototype and Fabrication Manufacturer

Detailed Description

The board includes eMMC and DDR3 memories as well as a rich set of connectivity options. Connectors and expansion headers allows for easy customization and quick access to leading edge embedded features such as the Class D amplifier or the capacitive touch controller (PTC). A Linux distribution and software package allows you to easily get started with your development.

The SAMA5D2 series is a high-performance, ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based MPU.  The Cortex-A5 runs up to 500MHz and features the ARM NEON SIMD engine, a 128KB L2 cache and a floating-point unit.  It supports multiple memories, including DDR3, LPDDR3 and QSPI Flash.  It integrates powerful peripherals for connectivity:  EMAC, up to 3 HS USB ports, up to 2 CAN ports, up to 2 SDIO/SD/MMC, up to 10 UARTs; and for user interface applications:  TFT LCD controller, touch controllers, class D amplifier, audio PLL, and a CMOS sensor (camera) interface.

Evaluation Platform Microchip SAMA5D2 Xplained Ultra (ATSAMA5D2C-XULT)


  • Based on the ATSAMA5D27C-CU:
    • DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR3 support
    • Embedded audio subsystem
    • 0.8mm ball pitch package reduces PCB design complexity
    • Simple power management scheme
    • Ultra-Low Power Consumption:
      • Ultra-low-power architecture for extensive battery life
      • <200uA retention mode with fast wake-up
      • 5uA in backup mode
      • New backup mode with DDR self-refresh
    • State-of-the-Art Security:
      • Hardware encryption engine
      • Tamper pins and secure key storage
      • Active die shield and environmental monitors (D23 & D28 only)
      • Secure boot
  • ×2 DDR3L 2Gb (16-bit data access)
  • ×1 eMMC 4GB
  • ×1 Serial data QSPI Flash
  • ×1 Serial EEPROM + Ethernet Mac address
  • ×1 Ethernet 10/100 Port featuring the KSZ8081 Ethernet PHY
  • ×2 USB Ports
  • ×1 HSIC (Consider using with EVB-LAN7850 for HSIC to Gigabit Ethernet)
  • Arduino DUE, 3.3v Uno R2 & R3, and Mega R3 shield compatible
  • 6-layer PCB

Evaluation Board User Guide and Schematic Diagram

Main Features of Kit or Board

Base componentMicrochip
Category, bit32-bit
Supported familiesCortex-A5
Board peripherals
  • RS-232 driver
  • I/O pins
  • I2C interface
  • SPI
  • TWI
  • USB
  • USB-device
  • USB-Host
  • CAN interface
  • Ethernet
  • Flash
  • audio in/out
  • user buttons
  • user LEDs
  • Power Management

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