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    The Atmel® SMART SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra is a member of Atmel’s Xplained fast prototyping and evaluation platforms. The board is based on the Atmel SAMA5D4 microprocessor and comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity, an LCD and HDMI interface, an embedded debug interface unit, as well as storage peripherals and expansion headers for easy customization. A Linux distribution and software package gets you evaluating fast. A USB device connector can be used to power the board as well as to program and debug it. Seven headers, compatible with Arduino R3 (Uno, Due) and two Xplained headers are available for various shield connections.

    The SAMA5D4 series is a high-performance, power-efficient ARM Cortex-A5 processor MPU capable of running up to 528 MHz. It integrates the ARM NEON™ SIMD engine for accelerated signal processing, multimedia and graphics as well as a 128 KB L2-Cache for high system performance. The device features the ARM TrustZone® enabling a strong security perimeter for critical software, as well as several hardware security features. The device also features advanced user interface and connectivity peripherals.

    Applications: The SAMA5D4 series is optimized for control panel/HMI applications needing video playback and applications that require high levels of connectivity in the industrial and consumer market. Its security features makes the SAMA5D4 well suited for secure gateways or for the IOT.


    • Atmel SAMA5D4 Cortex®-A5-based microprocessor
    • 512MBytes DDR2
    • 512MBytes SLC NAND Flash
    • 1x SD/eMMC and 1x MicroSD slots
    • LCD connectors compatible with PDA4301
    • HDMI connector
    • 1 x Ethernet 10/100 with PHY and connectors
    • Three USB connectors (2 Host 1 Device)
    • Expansions headers:- Arduino R3 Shield and Xplained Pro compatible
    • Embedded Atmel USB EDBG with CDC
    • Power measurement straps

    Ships With

    • Board
      • One SAMA5D4-XULT board
    • Cables
      • One Micro-AB type USB cable
    • A welcome letter


    How is the debug done in the board?
    The SAMA5D4-XULT board includes a JTAG, a Debug serial COM port and an EDBG interface port to provide debug level access to the SAMA5D4.
    Which expansions boards can be used with the board?
    There are expansion headers for easy customization, including the headers for Arduino Shields and Xplained Wings. You can use
    the USB device connector to power the board as well as to program and debug it. SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra embeds a unique MAC address and serial number which will ease the connection to an Ethernet network. Seven headers, compatible with Arduino R3 (Uno, Due) and two Xplained headers are available for various shield connections.
    Can the board be powered through the Arduino Shield?
    Usually the board is a USB board, and yes it can be powered through the Arduino Shield.
    References linux software and demos.
    What interfaces are available for display on the board?
    One LCD interface connector, LCD TFT Controller with overlay, alpha-blending, rotation, scaling and colour space conversion, and one HDMI interface and connector.
    What debug ports are available?
    One JTAG interface connector, one EDBG interface, and one serial DBGU interface (3v3 level).
    What are the user interfaces are available on the board?
    Reset, Wake-up and free user push button, one red user/power LED, and one blue user LED.

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