My lab doesn't have a wired network. And that makes it difficult to develop on the SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra board.

The only way I am able to move compiled binaries from my Windows development machine to the board is via SCP.

But that meant that I have to connect the board to the wired network in my living room.


In this post you can read my successful work to enable file transfer over the USB connection. I can now transfer my programs to the board in my lab.

No need to take it out of the circuit under construction anymore.



Tera Term: Terminal Program with File Transfer


Tera Term is a terminal program, comparable to PuTTY and HyperTerminal. It has file transfer capabilities, and supports multiple protocols.

The  modus operandi isn't difficult. You first log on to the board with the serial port, similar to PuTTY.

Once connected, you have to adapt the Serial Port attributes for the Xplained Ultra.



Most likely this can be set in a configuration file, but I haven't looked into that yet.

On the linux prompt, log on as root.


Start the XMODEM listener

Prepare your linux session for file receiving by entering the rz command:


rz -e -b -X HelloARMWorld


rz is the file receive command.

-e takes care that all special commands are properly escaped

-b does a like for like (binary) transfer

-X selects the XMODEM protocol


Send the file

On the Tera Term menu, select File -> Transfer -> XMODEM -> Send...


A dialog pops up to select the source file. Once you selected the file, a progress bar appears:



When that transfer is finished, the file is available on linux.

The only thing we have to do is make it executable:

chmod +x HelloARMWorld

and run it:




Done !



Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fix the turntable
1: Perpetuum Ebner Musical 1
2: A Time to Kill and a Time to Heal
3: Preparation for Motor Drive
4: Motor control with Infineon Motor Shield and Arduino UNO
5: Turntable speed sample testbed with Arduino UNO
6: Turntable Speed Sensor design
7: Control Theory - End of Chapter 1
Chapter 2: First Enchantments
8: Digital Light Organ Enchantment
9: Autonomous Servo Lift
10: SMD Time - Solder the IR Speed Sensor PCB
11: Yelp - who can Help me to Compile and Run my First SAMA5D4 C Program
12: Son et Lumiere - End of Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Taming the Board
13: Breakthrough - Run my own C++ Program on the SAMA5D4
14: Digital Light Organ Input Buffer
15: SAMA5D4 Blinky
16: Scope Creep
17: Audio Sampling with 16-bit ADC ADS8343
18: Sending Files to SAMA5D4 over USB
19: Port my Light Organ from Arduino to SAMA5D4
20: Fast Fourier Transform on the SAMA5D4 - End of Chapter 3
Epilogue: Reaching for the Clouds
21: Right-Sizing my Plans
22: My Own C++ Buffered Sampler on the SAMA5D4
23: Building In the Motorized Light Organ
24: Up to the Clouds with Yún
25: Publish or Perish
26: Turntable Finished
Stretch & Boni
Bonus 1a: Remote Light Organ with WiFI pt. 1
Bonus 1b: Remote Light Organ with WiFI pt. 2
Grande Finale: Paho MQTT Client on the SAMA5D4
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