Today we’ll be taking a closer look at MYIR’s development board series for Atmel’s lineup of SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 based processors.
Four CPU modules are available for use with the MYD-SAMA5D3X family, including those based on Atmel’s ATSAMA5D31, SAMA5D33, SAMA5D34 and SAMA5D35. All offer the same circuit design – albeit with minor configuration differences.
“The board family has a commonly-used base board and is using MYC-SAMA5D3X series CPU modules as core boards,” a MYIR rep explained. “The CPU modules integrate 512MB DDR2 SDRAM, 256MB Nand Flash, 16MB Nor Flash and 4MB Data Flash on-board. It is connected with the base board [via] an SD-DIMM 200-pin connector which provides an interface for the base board to carry all the I/O signals to and from the CPU module.”
Meanwhile, the base boards offer a rich set of peripherals, headers and connectors including serial ports, USB Host, OGT, CAN, RS485, Ethernet, MMC/SD, Micro SD, LCD and audio.
MYIR has already ported Linux 3.6.9 and (Google) Android 4.0.4 to the MYD-SAMA5D3X platform, offering a comprehensive set of software packages, documents and cable accessories. In addition, 4.3-inch and 7-inch LCD touch screens are available for use with the SAMA5D31, SAMA5D33 and SAMA5D34.
“The platform [offers] a solid and flexible reference design to enable users to extensively evaluate, prototype and create applications that require audio, mass storage, networking, connectivity and more,” the MYIR rep added. “Typical applications include control panel/HMI, smart grid, medical and handheld terminals, smartwatches, outdoor GPS, DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) and smartphones.”