High-performance MPU with Hardware Video Decoder and Optional Security

The Atmel® | SMART SAM9M ARM926-based embedded MPU integrates an on-chip hardware video decoder and 2D accelerator, ensuring high-quality video functionality while preserving the full processing power of the CPU for the application. Additional features include an embedded TFT LCD controller, resistive touchscreen support, camera interface, audio, high-speed serial communication and DDR2 memory support. Architectured for maximum performance, the SAM9M is still power-efficient, with typical consumption levels below 300uW/MHz. The SAM9M11 includes AES, TDES and SHA hardware encryption, making the device suitable for secured networked applications and software authentication. For rapid evaluation and code development, an evaluation kit is available, delivered with free packages for Android™, Microsoft® Windows®, and Linux® to enable rapid application development. Industry-leading third parties supply a full range of development tools, operating systems, protocol stacks and applications to minimize time to market.

Key Features

  • Integrated Multimedia Capability — Hardware video decoder with playback of multiple formats (H264, H263, MPEG4, MPEG2, VC1, JPEG) in resolutions up to WVGA or D1 at 30 fps and 2D accelerator with scaling, rotation, color conversion and picture-in-picture.
  • DDR2 Memory Support — DDR2 support ensures supply and cost efficiency. In addition to SDRAM and NOR Flash, with boot from NAND Flash, SDCard, DataFlash® or serial DataFlash, it also features NAND Flash support.
  • High-performance Data Speedway — Integrates a processor clock running at 400 MHz and a high data bandwidth architecture based on a 12-layer bus matrix with 36 DMA channels. A Dual External Bus Interface supports distributed on- and off-chip memory.
  • Low Power and Low System Cost — Only 300µW/MHz at 400MHz operation and 8µA backup mode. 3.3V IOs eliminate the need for external level shifters while integrated power management saves the cost of an expensive power management IC. 0.8mm ball pitch package reduces PCB design complexity and cost.


ARM926EJ Embedded Microprocessor Unit, 400MHz, DDR2/LPDDR, Video Decoder, LCD, HS USB, 10/100 Ethernet, Dual EBI, 324 Pins

ARM926EJ Embedded Microprocessor Unit, 400MHz, Hardware Encryption, Video Decoder, DDR2/LPDDR, Dual EBI, 324 Pins