Atmel Tech on Tour
Registration fee of $49.00 USD includes:
  • Hands-on training with an Atmel Technology Expert
  • Step-by-step training materials
  • Atmel SAM4L-EK evaluation kit
  • ATREB233-XPRO Zigbit Xplained Pro extension board
  • ATZB-X-233-USB Zigbit USB stick
  • Atmel SAMD20 Xplained Pro evaluation kit
Join Atmel® in this all-day, hands-on training, where you will:
  • Learn how to lower the power of your system designs using Atmel® microcontrollers
    (MCUs) and our wireless and touch solutions
  • Learn how Atmel picoPower® technology is redefining the low-power standard in
    battery-driven applications
  • Learn how you can efficiently meet low-power design challenges with the new
    SAM4 ARM
    ® Cortex®-M4 processor-based Flash MCU and Atmel Studio
  • Learn and use the Atmel SAM D20 ARM Cortex®-M0+ and SAM4 ARM Cortex-M4 processor-based Flash MCUs, Xplained Pro evaluation kits, and kit extensions

Las Vegas, NV
Seating is Limited

Software Requirements
Please ensure you have downloaded and installed the latest production release of Atmel Studio and the latest ASF updates prior to the training.
Attendees are also required to bring a laptop. Atmel will NOT be supplying computers at the training. Please, make sure to have administrator rights on your laptop.

Hardware Requirements
Atmel SAM4L-EK and SAM D20 Xplained Pro evaluation kits, ATREB233-XPRO Zigbit Xplained Pro, and ATZB-X-233-USB Zigbit USB stick provided to you free-of-charge from Atmel (a $266 value).
Event Details

The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W. Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

March 26, 2014

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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8:15 – 8:45 Check-In and Material Hand Out

Assistance with installing software will be provided.

8:45 – 9:15 Introductory Presentation

Background, definition of project scope, hardware platform selection,
firmware architecture motivation, definition of software development

9:15 – 10:45 Low-power Capacitive Touch Detection using Atmel SAM4L Sleepwalking

Build a solution where a capacitive touch button will be used to wake up the MCU from a deep sleep mode. The entire touch functionality will be implemented using the onboard hardware touch controller which can operate independent of the CPU.

10:45 – 11:00 Break

10:15 -12:00 Designing a Wireless Sensor in Atmel Software Framework on the Atmel SAM4L-EK

Implement a wireless solution on the SAM4L-EK in combination with the wireless extension board and use as a wireless temperature sensor. All sensors will connect to a central unit in star network similar to what would be done in a real life application. 

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch (provided)

1:15 - 2:00 Introduction to Atmel Studio and Atmel SAM D20

The first afternoon session will introduce Atmel Studio 6 and the SAM D20 Cortex M0+ based microcontroller. After building and downloading a simple project to validate the development
Environment, some of the key features of the SAM D20 microcontroller and the SAM D20 Xplained Pro board will also be covered.

2:00 – 3:00 Atmel SAM D20: Displaying Data

The lab session will introduce the OLED1 Xplained Pro that will be provided. Students will then develop some basic display layer that allows them to present all types of data to the OLED screen including formatted numbers and bar graphs.

3:00 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:15 Atmel SAM D20: Interfacing to Sensors

The third lab session will introduce another small interface board to the SAM D20 system, the I/O1 Xplained Pro extension kit, which provides a temperature and light sensor. Students will use the OLED display modules created during the first session to complete a basic thermometer application that will also display the current light level in a scrolling bar graph on the OLED display.

4:15 - 5:00 Wrap-Up, Questions and Answers
Low-Power System Design using the Atmel SAM4L MCU, Touch, Wireless Solutions and Introduction to the SAMD20