Atmel’s SAMA5D4 Xplained board; video decoder, security features – in distribution

January 15, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
element14 has the Atmel Xplained SAMA5D4-XULT board, 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 4 GB 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.

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

The SAMA5D4-XULT exploits the 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.

David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell comments, “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.”