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Atmel AVR

Atmel® Xplained is a fast prototyping and evaluation platform for Atmel AVR® and ARM®-based microcontrollers (MCUs). These low-cost, easy-to-use evaluation kits are ideal for demonstrating the features and capabilities of Atmel MCUs and MPUs and can be customized with a wide range of expansion boards. Development is easy with a rich selection of example projects and code drivers provided in the Atmel Software Framework, as well as support in Atmel Studio and from third party IDEs. Choose from three types of Atmel Xplained kits:

Xplained Pro – Professional evaluation boards featuring auto-identification in Atmel Studio, on-board debugger and standardized extension connectors.
Xplained Mini – Ultra low-cost platform for evaluating low pin-count parts. Features on-board debugger, access to all device pins, and auto-identification in Atmel Studio.
Xplained – Fast prototyping and evaluation platform for Atmel 8- and 32-bit AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers.

 


Xplained Pro Kits

The Atmel® Xplained Pro boards offer you with everything you need to start designing new microcontroller-based applications in minutes.

  • Easy to connect — Through an embedded debugger, Xplained Pro boards connect just with a USB cable to a PC for programming and development.
  • Easy to develop with — The boards are automatically recognized by the Atmel Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP), so you get direct access to example projects and documentation.
  • Easy to extend — Hardware extension boards provide easy access to all functionality of the MCU. Atmel Software Framework provides a large set of software drivers and components.

Xplained Pro kits are available as:

  • Evaluation kits — Lowest cost kits starting at $39 for evaluating MCUs and developing with example projects in the Atmel Studio IDP.
  • Starter kits — Low-cost bundle of evaluation kits and extension boards, starting at $99, for rapid application prototyping and development with Atmel Studio and Atmel Software Framework.
  • Extension kits — Add-on boards with additional functionality, connecting to Xplained Pro kits through standardized connectors.

To utilize the Xplained Pro kits to their full potential, Atmel Studio 6.1 or later is required.

 
Evaluation KitsAdd-on Boards

ATmega256RFR2 Xplained Pro

AT86RF233 Amplified ZigBit Xplained Pro

SAM D20 Xplained Pro

AT86RF233 REB Xplained Pro

SAM D21 Xplained Pro

ATxmega256A3U/AT86RF233 ZigBit

SAM G53 Xplained Pro

ATmega256RFR2 ZigBit Xplained Pro

SAM4E Xplained Pro

I/O1 Xplained Pro

SAM4L Xplained Pro

OLED1 Xplained Pro

SAM4L Xplained Pro Starter Kit

PROTO1 Xplained Pro

SAM4L8 Xplained Pro

QT1 Xplained Pro

SAM4N Xplained Pro

SLCD1 Xplained Pro

SAM4S Xplained Pro

SAM4S Xplained Pro Starter Kit

SAM R21 Xplained Pro

 
 

Third Party Add-on Boards

The following add-on boards for the Xplained Pro family are available from 3rd party vendors.


EPD Xplained Pro

 


Xplained Mini

The Atmel Xplained Mini evaluation kits are hardware platforms for evaluating the Atmel AVR microcontrollers. The evaluation kits come with a fully integrated debugger that provides seamless integration with Atmel Studio 6.2 or later. The kit provides access to the features of the microcontroller enabling easy integration of the device in a custom design.

Xplained Mini is a family of ultra low-cost evaluation and rapid prototyping boards for low pin-count AVR and ARM-based MCUs. The boards feature an on-board debug connection, a large prototyping area with access to all the MCU signals and footprints for an optional Arduino connector for expandability. Example projects for Xplained Mini boards are provided on Atmel Spaces.

  • Easy to connect — Through an embedded debugger, Xplained Pro boards connect just with a USB cable to a PC for programming and development.
  • Easy to develop with — The boards are automatically recognized by the Atmel Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP), so you get direct access to example projects and documentation.

Atmel Studio 6.2 or later is required to utilize the Xplained Mini boards to their full potential.


 

ATmega168 Xplained Mini


ATmega328P Xplained Mini

 


Xplained Kits

A wide range of add-on boards are available, including, inertial pressure and temperature sensors, ZigBee RF, and Cryptographic authentication. Due to difference in features such as pin count or memory size, some add-on boards may not work with all Xplained kits. The table below summarizes recommended combinations.

 
KitsAdd-on Board
 

Sensors Xplained

Temperature Sensor Xplained

CryptoAuthentication Xplained

mXT143E Xplained

MEGA-1284P Xplained

 XX 

SAM4S Xplained

XXXX

UC3-A3 Xplained

XXXX

UC3-L0 Xplained

XXXX

XMEGA-A1 Xplained

XXXX

XMEGA-A3BU Xplained

XXXX

XMEGA-B1 Xplained

XXXX

XMEGA-C3 Xplained

XXXX

XMEGA-E5 Xplained

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