Atmel: AT91SAM9260-EK Evaluation Board

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Kit Overview


The Atmel's AT91SAM9260-EKAT91SAM9260-EK evaluation kit enables the evaluation of and code development for applications running on 32-bit ARM® Thumb® based AT91SAM9260AT91SAM9260 device. The board supports the AT91SAM9260 in an LFBGA217 package as well as in a PQFP208 package.


The SAM9260 is a 210MHz ARM926-based processor with an extensive range of communication peripherals. It embeds FS USB host and device interfaces, a 10/100 Ethernet MAC and an image sensor interface, as well as standard peripherals such as a Multimedia Card Interface (MCI), I2S, USARTs, master/slave SPIs, 16-bit Timers, a TWI and four-channel 10-bit ADC. The external bus interface features controllers for SDRAM and static memories including NAND flash and CompactFlash.


The SAM9260 is based on the integration of an ARM926EJ-S ARM Thumb processor with 8 KBytes Data Cache, 8 KBytes Instruction Cache, MMU, with  memories such as 32-bit External Bus Interface supporting 4-bank SDRAM/LPSDR, Static Memories, CompactFlash, SLC NAND Flash with ECC, two 4-kbyte internal SRAM, single-cycle access at system speed, one 32-kbyte internal ROM, embedding bootstrap routine and a wide range of peripherals.


The SAM9260 embeds an 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC Controller, one USB Device Port, and a USB Host controller. It also integrates several standard peripherals, such as four USARTs, two UARTs, two Master/Slave serial peripheral interfaces, one two-wire Interface, two three-channel 32-bit Timer/Counters, synchronous serial controller, 4-channel 10-bit ADC and MultiMedia Card Interface.


The SAM9260 is architectured on a 6-layer matrix, allowing a maximum internal bandwidth of six 32-bit buses. It also features an External Bus Interface capable of interfacing with a wide range of memory devices.


Key Applications: Building Automation (Comfort and Control, Fire and Security, Telecare), Home Entertainment(Audio).

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Technical Documents

Learning Center


User GuideAtmel: User Guide for AT91SAM9260-EK Evaluation Board
Application NoteAtmel: Application Note for AT91SAM9260-EK SAM-BA Recovery
Application NoteAtmel: Application Note for Connecting EBI Memory Daughter Boards to AT91SAM Evaluation Boards
Application NoteAtmel: Application Note for AT91SAM9260 Microcontroller


Design Elements


LayoutAtmel: Layout File for AT91SAM9260-EK Dev Kit
BOMAtmel: BOM File for AT91SAM9260-EK Dev Kit
Application LibraryAtmel: Software Code for AT91SAM9260-EK
Application LibraryAtmel: Software Code for AT91SAM9260-EK Includes WindowsCE binary BSP
Application LibraryAtmel: Software Code of  IAR 5.2, Keil and GNU for AT91SAM9260 devices
Application LibraryAtmel: Software for SAM-BA package uses  Windows Vista - v1.13


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Kit Features

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  • 64 Mbytes of SDRAM memory
  • 256 Mbytes of NANDFlash memory
  • One Atmel® serial DataFlash®
  • One Atmel TWI serial EEPROM
  • One USB device port interface
  • Two USB Host port interfaces
  • One DBGU serial communication port
  • One complete MODEM serial communication port
  • One additional serial communication port with RTS/CTS handshake control
  • One PHY Ethernet 100-base TX with three status LEDs
  • One DataFlash, SD/MMC card slot
  • JTAG/ICE debug interface
  • One Atmel AT73C213 Audio DAC









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Kit Contents


The Atmel's AT91SAM9260-EKAT91SAM9260-EK package contains the following items:

  • An AT91SAM9260-EK board
  • Universal input AC/DC power supply with US and Europe plug adapter
  • One A/B-type USB cable
  • One serial RS232 cable
  • One RJ45 crossed Ethernet cable
  • One CD-ROM that allows the user to begin evaluating the AT91 ARM® Thumb® 32-bit microcontroller quickly.


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