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    Development kit from Atmel with video decoder and advanced security features


    15 January 2014, London, element14 has launched the Atmel Xplained Board, (SAMA5D4-XULT) which features an ARM Cortex-A5 microprocessor. This development kit allows users to evaluate, prototype and create high performance, application-specific designs.


    The SAMA5D4-XULT includes 4Gb DDR2 external memory, one Ethernet physical layer transceiver, two SD/MMC interfaces, two host USB ports and one device USB port, one 24-bit RGB LCD and HDMI interface and debug interfaces.


    In addition, the rich peripheral set is ideal for a range of user interface applications. The 720p video decoder and playback at 30fps alongside the LCD controller with graphics accelerator are ideal for consumer and industrial designs including terminals and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.


    The SAMA5D4-XULT leverages the advanced security features found on the board’s microprocessor which include ARM Trust Zone, secure boot, encrypted DDR bus, tamper detection pins and secure data storage.


    Seven headers, compatible with Arduino R3 (Uno, Due) and two Xplained headers are available for various shield connections.


    “Our partnership with Atmel continues to grow with the latest addition to the Atmel Xplained family of development kits,” said David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell. “The comprehensive security features and display capabilities of the SAMA5D4-XULT are key to the advancement and implementation of IoT applications where the user interface and security information are critical.”


    More features, downloads and purchase information on the Atmel SAMA5D4 can be found on the element14 Design Center.




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    Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. It trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America and element14 across Asia Pacific. With sales last year of £968m, the Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.


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