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    • Xplained Pro Starter Kit for ATmega256RFR2 Microcontrollers
    • Xplained Pro Starter Kit for ATmega256RFR2 Microcontrollers


    The ATmega256RFR2 Xplained Pro Starter kit is ideal for evaluation and prototyping with the ATmega256RFR2 microcontroller. The ATmega256RFR2 Xplained Pro board is available as an starter kit (ATMEGA256RFR2-XSTK). The kit offers a set of features that enables the ATmega256RFR2 user to get started using the ATmega256RFR2 peripherals right away and to get an understanding of how to integrate the device in their own design. Extension boards can also be individually purchased.

    The Xplained Pro MCU series evaluation kits include an on-board Embedded Debugger, and no external tools are necessary to program or debug the ATmega256RFR2. Supported by the Atmel Studio integrated development platform, the kit provides easy access to the features of the Atmel ATmega256RFR2 and explains how to integrate the device in a customer design.

    The ATMEGA256RFR2 Xplained Pro contains the Atmel® Embedded Debugger (EDBG) for on-board debugging. The EDBG is a composite USB device of 3 interfaces; a debugger, Virtual COM Port and Data Gateway Interface (DGI). In conjunction with Atmel Studio, the EDBG debugger interface can program and debug the ATmega256RFR2. On the ATMEGA256RFR2 Xplained Pro, the JTAG interface is connected between the EDBG and the ATmega256RFR2.

    Key Applications: Building Automation (Comfort and Control, Fire and Security, Telecare) , Home Appliances (Cooking, Refrigeration, Washing) , Home Entertainment (Audio, Remote Control, Video) , Industrial Automation (Human Machine Interface, Industrial Communications, Instruments, Sensors) , Lighting (Flourescent Ballasts, HID Ballasts, LED Ballasts, Lighting Control) , Metering (Data Concentrators, Electricity Meters, Gas and Water Meters, In-Home Display Units) , Mobile Electronics (Portable Audio Players, Portable Game Consoles), PC Peripherals (Large I/O Devices, PC Accessories, PC Peripherals - Small I/O Devices)


    • Atmel® ATmega256RFR2 microcontroller
    • Antenna
      • One ceramic chip antenna (2450BM15A0015E)
      • One SMA connector for external antenna
    • Embedded debugger (EDBG)
      • USB interface
      • 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, 4 GPIOs
      • Virtual COM port (CDC)
    • Temperature sensor and EEPROM (AT30TSE758)
    • USB powered
    • Supported with application examples in Atmel Software Framework
    • Two possible power sources
      • External power
      • Embedded debugger USB
    • 5 Xplained Pro extension headers (2 headers are duplicates)
    • One mechanical reset button
    • One mechanical user pushbutton (wake-up, bootloader entry or general purpose)
    • One user yellow LED
    • 32.768kHz crystal
    • 16MHz crystal

    Ships With

    • Boards
      • ATmega256RFR2-XSTK MCU board
      • I/O1 Xplained Pro
      • OLED1 Xplained Pro
      • PROTO1 Xplained Pro
    • Cables
      • 2 micro USB cables

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