ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 - Introduction


In this topic, we introduce the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 development platform.


What can I do with the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

The ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 is a platform to develop embedded Linux® or Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) applications on an ARM® Cortex®-A5 Microprocessor Unit (MPU).

For information on Microchip's Microprocessor Unit (MPU) offerings, visit the 32-bit MPUs product page.

What is the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

The ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 is a multi-function demonstration and development platform featuring:

How do I get started?

Start by familiarizing yourself with the features of the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 development platform and then jump to the Booting a Linux Image page.

Where can I get demo images?

Demonstration images for the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 are available on the Linux4SAM website. Images are available from three Build Systems:

How do I program the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

Linux images (such as the demo images mentioned above) can be flashed onto an SD Memory Card (1 GB or higher) using a utility program (such as Etcher) and inserted into the J12 SD Memory Card slot. In the [*32mpu:atsama5d27-som1-ek1-boot-image Booting a Linux Image] page, we show you how.

Where can I get source code?

Source code is available at the Linux4SAM GitHub repository.

How do I debug?

There are two debugging interfaces on the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1. The first is by JTAG and the second by an onboard SEGGER J-Link. More information about both methods is available in Debugging section of the Features page.

There is also a Linux console where you can:

  • View the kernel log
  • Query processes
  • Get information on various internal features of the system

See the Booting a Linux Image page for more information about the Linux console.

Is there any additional information on the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1?

Additional information can be found on the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 product webpage. There you can find:

  • User’s Guide
  • Design Files
  • Manufacturing Files
  • Links to component data sheets

Where can I order one?

You can purchase an ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 at MicrochipDirect or your favorite Microchip distributor.

What’s included in the box?


Contents of the box are:

  • ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 baseboard
  • Micro-B USB cable

What do I need to supply?

For Booting a Linux Image, you will need:

  • Personal computer (Windows®, MacOS, Linux) running a terminal program
  • SD Memory Card (1 GB or larger)

What's Next?


Learn the features of the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 on the Features page.

Booting a Linux Image

Learn how to image an SD Memory Card with a Linux demonstration image and boot on the ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 on the Booting a Linux Image page.

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