Embest: EM-AT91SAM3U Evaluation Board

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Kit Overview

 

The Embest's EM-AT91SAM3UEM-AT91SAM3U ARM Cortex-M3 Board is an ARM embedded evaluation board produced by Embest, integrate the Atmel Cortex-M3 core-based processor ATSAM3U4EATSAM3U4E, operating at 96 MHz frequency.The board features USB, I2C, MCI interface, TFT-LCD, USART interface, 96 I/O port, EBI support SRAM/NOR/NAND memory, etc. Plenty of software examples, which can be used in Keil MDK environment, are accompanied in CDROM.

 

The Cortex-M3 based EM-AT91SAM3UEM-AT91SAM3U Evaluation Board can be used to generate and test application programs for the Atmel SAM3U series microcontroller family. With this hands-on process, you can determine the hardware and software requirements for current and future product development.

 

The CPU Atmel SAM3U4ESAM3U4E, 96 MHz Cortex-M3 Flash MCU with High-Speed USB Atmel introduces SAM3U series which is the world's first 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 Flash microcontroller with highspeed 480 Mbps USB + Phy.

 

Key Applications: Industrial high speed gateways, medical, data processing and consumer applications.

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Development Tools


 

Software Development Tools:

 

Tool TypeSupplierSupported FamilyMPNDescription
IDEAtmel

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Atmel Studio 6 IDE

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IDEARMALL ARMARM DS-5

The ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) tool enable developers to get the best from their ARM technology-based systems. Whether implementing an ARM processor-based SoC or writing software for an Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP), ARM tools enable you to deliver the best solution with the highest performance and lowest power. Learn More


IDEARMALL ARM CortexKEIL MDK ARM

The MDK-ARM (Microcontroller Development Kit) is the complete software development environment for ARM7, ARM9, Cortex-M, and Cortex-R4 processor-based devices. Learn More


IDEEmbestARM Cortex M0 & M3CoIDE

CooCox offer freely available powerful software development tool for ARM Cortex-M3 & Cortex-M0 based microcontrollers. Coocox Tools organizes and provides the knowledge required by developers. Learn More


RTOSEmbestARM Cortex M0 & M3CoOS

CoOS is a free and open RTOS from CooCox, designed specifically for Cortex-M processor, supports preemptive priority and round-robin, Semaphore, Mutex, Flag, Mailbox and Queue for communication & synchronization, highly scalable, minimum system kernel is only 974Bytes, supports interrupt while task switching, supports stack overflow detection, supports the platforms of ICCARM, ARMCC, GCC. Learn More


RTOSMicriumARM7 / AMR9Micrium uc/OSIII

μC/OS-III is Micrium’s newest RTOS, designed for developers who need to save time on their current and next embedded sytem projects. Learn More


RTOSARM KEILALL ARMKEIL RTX

The Keil RTX is a royalty-free, deterministic Real-Time Operating System designed for microcontrollers based on ARM7™TDMI, ARM9™, and Cortex™-M CPU cores. Learn More


RTOSSeggerALL ARMembOS

SEGGER embOS (Real Time Operating System) follows strict, yet efficient coding and documentation standards. embOS is a priority-controlled real time operating system, designed to be used as foundation for the development of embedded real-time applications. Learn More



 

Hardware Development Tools:

 

Tool TypeSupplierSupported Family MPNDescription
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsAtmelARMAT91SAM-ICEAT91SAM-ICEUSB JTAG In-Circuit Emulator for SAM3, SAM7 and SAM9 ARM-based microcontrollers
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsARMALL ARMDSTRM-KT-0181ADSTRM-KT-0181ADSTREAM Debug and Trace Unit
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsARMALL ARMULINK2ULINK2USB Debugger
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsARMALL ARMULINKProULINKProHigh-Speed Debug and Trace Unit
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsSeggerARM / CORTEX-M/A/RJ-LinkJ-LinkUSB JTAG Emulator
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsSeggerALL ARM Cortex-MJ-Trace for Cortex-MJ-Trace for Cortex-MUSB JTAG Emulator
Debuggers, Emulators & JTAG ToolsSeggerALL ARMJ-Trace for ARMJ-Trace for ARMUSB JTAG Emulator
FlasherSeggerALL ARMFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM & Cortex M Flash Programmer

 

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Technical Documents


Learning Center
TypeDescription
User GuideEmbest: User Guide for AT91SAM3U ARM-CM3 Board
DatasheetEmbest: Datasheet for AT91ARM M3 Cortex-based Processor
Application NoteAtmel: Application Note for Analog-to-Digital Converter in the SAM3S4
Application NoteAtmel: Application Note for AT91SAM Update for EWARM
Application NoteAtmel: Application Note for Interfacing a 4x4 Keyboard to an AT91 Microcontroller

 

Design Elements
TypeDescription
SchematicsEmbest: Schematics File for EM-AT91SAM3U Eval Board AT91SAM3U Starter Kit
LayoutEmbest: Layout File for EM-AT91SAM3U Eval Board
Application LibraryAtmel: Software Code for AT91SAM Update for EWARM

 

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Kit Features


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The EM-AT91SAM3UEM-AT91SAM3U Board contains all the hardware components required in a single-chip AT91SAM3U4E system.


The connectors on the AT91SAM3U evaluation board provide easy access to many of the AT91SAM3U's on-chip peripherals.

  • Serial Port
    • A standard DB9 connector is on the AT91SAM3U board for the AT91SAM3U's built-in UART interfaces. This is a full duplex, serial port.
  • CAN Port
    • A standard DB9 connector for applications requiring CAN communications.
  • USB Port
    • A standard USB Type B connector for applications requiring USB communications.
  • LCD Display
    • A detachable, 240x320 TFT, color LCD display. You may use this graphic display device to show real-time debug and program status messages.
  • On-board Battery
    • A removable, lithium battery is included on the AT91SAM3U to maintain power to the real-time clock when the board disconnects from the main power supply.
  • Analog Voltage Control for ADC Input
    • An adjustable analog voltage source for testing the Analog to Digital converter built into the AT91SAM3U.
  • External Memory
    • The AT91SAM3U board includes 1 Mbyte of external static RAM and 8 Mbytes of external SPI Flash memory.
  • MicroSD Card Connector
    • A MicroSD Card connector for developing applications requiring access to MicroSD Cards.
  • ETM Trace Debug
    • An ETM connector for on-chip debugging via the Embedded Trace Macrocell capabilities of the STM32F103 device.
  • JTAG Download and Debug
    • A JTAG on-chip debug interface, coupled with the ULINK USB-JTAG adapter, provides flash programming and real-time in-circuit emulation of the ATSAM3U device.

 

Technical Specifications:

  • Supply Voltage 5 Volts DC (provided by power adapter)
  • Supply Current 210mA typical, 320mA maximum
  • XTAL Frequency 12 MHz
  • Microcontroller AT91SAM3U4E LQFP 144 Pins
  • Internal 256KB Flash, 48KB SRAM
  • 240x320 TFT LCD
  • Peripherals
    • 2 × RS232 Interface,
    • 1 × USB Device Interface (High-speed),
    • 1 × 2.8” Color graphic display (240x320),
    • 1 × MicroSD Memory Card connector,
    • 1 × JTAG Interface,
    • 5 × Push Buttons (Reset, Wake Up, Tampering, User),
    • 2 × BNC Interface,
    • 1 x RTC Unit with Battery,
    • 1 × Analog Input (connected to potentiometer),
    • 1 × Analog Output (connected to speaker by default)
  • Source code of example program
  • Board Size 135mm x 90mm (5.3" x 3.5")
  • Weight 320g

 

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Kit Contents


 

The EM-AT91SAM3UEM-AT91SAM3U Evaluation kit is supplied with below contents:

  • Atmel SAM3S4C Evaluation board with TFT Screen (CPU:SAM3S4C)
  • Mini USB Cable to supply power to the board or for downloading programs and debug
  • 10/100 Ethernet Cable to connect to the network
  • Serial Cable to connect the COM port to Host PC, 9-pin male to 9-pin female, no longer than 10ft/3m, wired one-to-one.

 

Optional:

  • CDROM of Atmel SAM3S4C Cortex-M3 Board
    • Documents -- user manual, data sheets and the other development documents.
    • Images -- image files for this product.
    • Software -- software programs for this product.
    • Tools -- the utilities tools and software

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