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Atmel XMEGA AVR XPLAIN Kits - now in stock

Equinox Technologies are pleased to announce that we now stock the XMEGA-A1 Xplained kit  which supports rapid evaluation / prototyping of Atmel ATxmega128A1 XMEGA AVR based microcontroller designs.

The XMEGA-A1 Xplained kit features a low-cost demonstration board based on the ATxmega128A1 XMEGA AVR microcontroller. This board allows for quick evaluation of the XMEGA microcontroller family without requiring any additional hardware. It has an on-board programmer based on an AT90USB 1287 microcontroller which is pre-loaded with firmware allowing the ATxmega128A1 device to be programmed via the 2-wire PDI programming interface.

The XMEGA-A1 Xplained kit features the ATxmega128A1 device which is a picoPower device optimized for the best possible combination of real time performance, integration and power efficiency. It is part of the 8/16-bit AVR XMEGA family of devices ranging from 44-100 pin, 16-256 KB of Flash program memory and 4-16 KB of SRAM. The XMEGA A1 Xplained kit features a separate board controller and UART/I2C bridge to USB to drive the USB port.

Main Features

  • Compact evaluation / demonstration board for the Atmel XMEGA AVR microcontroller family
  • Features ATxmega128A1 XMEGA AVR microcontroller device
  • Features AT90USB1287 AVR microcontroller which is used as a USB-controlled XMEGA PDI programmer
  • The ATxmega128A1 XMEGA AVR micrococontroller can be programmed via the 2-wire PDI interface using the AT90USB1287 microcontroller
  • The ATxmega128A1 device can also be programmed via JTAG using an external JTAG programmer (not supplied)
  • XPLAIN board is controlled via USB Port
  • 4 x push-buttons for evaluation purposes
  • 4 x LEDs for evaluaion purposes
  • Most ATxmega128A1 port pins are brought out to I/O header connectors
  • Example firmware available from the Atmel website

XMEGA Programming interfaces

  • The ATxmega128A1 microcontroller can be programmed via the 2-wire PDI programming interface. This is performed using pre-loaded firmware in the AT90USB127 microcontroller.
  • The ATxmega128A1 microcontroller can also be programmed via the JTAG interface. An external JTAG programmer (not supplied with this kit) is required. e.g. JTAG-ICE MK2 debugger  

For further information about this product, please see the Associated Products on the right-hand side of this page.

Date:05 March 2011
Author:John Marriott
Company:Equinox Technologies
Associated Devices
ATxmega AVR - FLASH Microcontroller Family
Associated Products
ATJTAGICE3 - JTAG ICE mk3 – In-circuit Debugger for Atmel microcontrollers >>
Atmel JTAGICE mk2 Debugger >>
Atmel XMEGA AVR - PDI Interface - Device Library - OVERVIEW >>
Atmel XMEGA AVR JTAG Interface Device Library - OVERVIEW >>
XPLAIN - XMEGA AVR Microcontroller - Evaluation Kit >>
Application Notes
AN127 - Atmel XMEGA programming using the PDI and JTAG interfaces (V1.14 06/01/2013) More Info
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