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    • Xplained Pro Starter Kit for ARM Cortex-M4 based SAM4S MCU
    • Xplained Pro Starter Kit for ARM Cortex-M4 based SAM4S MCU


    The SAM4S Xplained Pro Starter kit is ideal for evaluation and prototyping with the SAM4S Cortex™-M4 processor-based microcontroller. The SAM4S Xplained Pro board is available as an evaluation kit or starter kit. Extension boards can also be individually purchased. The ATSAM4S-XSTK starter kit includes the Atmel I/O1 Xplained Pro, OLED1 Xplained Pro, and PROTO1 Xplained Pro extension boards.

    The Atmel® SAM4S Xplained Pro starter kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATSAM4SD32C microcontroller. Supported by the Atmel Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the Atmel ATSAM4SD32C and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design. The Xplained Pro MCU series evaluation kits include an on-board Embedded Debugger, and no external tools are necessary to program or debug the ATSAM4SD32C.

    Xplained Pro is an evaluation platform that provides the full Atmel microcontroller experience. The platform consists of a series of Microcontroller (MCU) boards and extension boards that are integrated with Atmel Studio, have Atmel Software Framework (ASF) drivers and demo code, support data streaming and more. Xplained Pro MCU boards support a wide range of Xplained Pro extension boards that are connected through a set of standardized headers and connectors. Each extension board has an identification (ID) chip to uniquely identify which boards are mounted on a Xplained Pro MCU board.

    Key Applications:

    • Building Automation : Comfort and Control, Fire and Security
    • Home Entertainment : Audio
    • Industrial Automation : Instruments, PLC and I/O Modules
    • Metering : Electricity Meters, In-Home Display Units
    • Mobile Electronics : Mobile Phones, Portable Audio Players, Tablets and Notebooks
    • PC Peripherals : Audio I/O Devices, PC Accessories


    • Atmel® ATSAM4SD32C microcontroller
    • One reset button
    • One user pushbutton (wake-up, bootloader entry or general purpose)
    • One yellow user LED
    • USB interface, end-point
    • 2Gb NAND flash
    • 32.768kHz crystal
    • 12MHz crystal
    • SD card socket
    • 3 Xplained Pro extension headers
    • One display header
    • One PIOD connector with all PIO signals
    • Digital I/O
    • One SPARE signal connector
    • Embedded debugger
      • Auto-ID for board identification in Atmel Studio 6.1
      • One yellow status LED
      • One green board power LED
      • Symbolic debug of complex data types including scope information
      • Programming
      • Data Gateway Interface: SPI, TWI and 4 GPIOs
      • Virtual COM port (CDC)
    • USB powered
    • Supported with application examples in Atmel Software Framework

    Ships With

    • Boards
      • ATSAM4S-XSTK MCU board
      • I/O1 Xplained Pro
      • OLED1 Xplained Pro
      • PROTO1 Xplained Pro
    • Cables
      • 2 micro USB cables

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