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).
Location: The Orleans Hotel & Casino 4500 W. Tropicana Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89103
Assistance with installing
software will be provided.
8:45 – 9:15
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
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.
Designing a Wireless Sensor in Atmel Software Framework on the
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
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
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
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