The TimeSys crew recently posted a YouTube video illustrating a major boot time reduction for Atmel’s SAMA5D33-EK.
The fast boot – which can be seen in the side-by-side comparison video above – is facilitated by Warp!! This licensed app for embedded Linux is designed to significantly reduce the amount of code and memory access required at boot time, loading an application in seconds. You can read more about boot time reduction with Timesys here.
In other SAMA5D3 news, the new $79 Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained evaluation kit (ATSAMA5D3-XPLD) – a low-cost, fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design – is now officially available at the Atmel store here.
As we’ve previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, the board, which is built around Atmel’s SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based MPU, is packed with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity and storage peripherals, along with Arduino shield-compatible expansion headers for easy customization. In addition, the platform is a perfect target for headless Android projects, while a Linux distribution and software package facilitates rapid software development.