5 New Atmel SAM9 Processors: SAM9G15, SAM9G25, SAM9G35, SAM9X25, and SAM9X35

Atmel recently announced five new embedded processors for its SAM9 family all running at 400MHz,  featuring 100mW consumption,  support for DDR2 and NAND flash memory, with some models offering LCD touchscreen support and CAN interfaces:

  • SAM9G15 based on ARM926EJ Embedded Microprocessor Unit with LCD, Touchscreen, HS USB and LPDDR/DDR2/MLC NAND support.
  • SAM9G25 based on ARM926EJ Embedded Microprocessor Unit with Ethernet, HS USB and LPDDR/DDR2/MLC NAND support.
  • SAM9G35 based on ARM926EJ Embedded Microprocessor Unit with  LCD, Touchscreen, Ethernet, HS USB and LPDDR/DDR2/MLC NAND support.
  • SAM9X25 based on ARM926EJ Embedded Microprocessor Unit with Dual Ethernet, Dual CAN, HS USB and LPDDR/DDR2/MLC NAND support.
  • SAM9X35 based on ARM926EJ Embedded Microprocessor Unit with LCD, Touchscreen, Ethernet, Dual CAN, HS USB and LPDDR/DDR2/MLC NAND support.

The 3 new SAM9G processors are basically a lower cost version of the SAM9G45 with less cache, no video decoding support, etc…

The 2 SAM9X processors are similar but feature CAN support. The SAM9G35 and SAM9X35 are actually identical except the later support CAN.

Atmel SAM9X35 Block Diagram
Atmel AT91SAM9X35 Block Diagram

All 5 processors also feature a soft modem based on Conexant Systems’ CX20548 SmartDAA technology that is not present in the previous processors of the SAM9 series.

The SAM9Gxx and CAN-ready SAM9Xxx  processors target applications in industrial and building control, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, printers, medical devices, smart grid and other human machine interface (HMI) and machine to machine (M2M) devices.

For software development on the SAM9, please refer to our previous blog post entitled Resources for Atmel SAM9 Processors.

As for the previous SAM9 processors, Atmel provides Android, Linux & Windows Development Solutions and also released specific software package for the new processors:

All software package is provided with full source code, examples of usage, html documentation and ready-to-use projects for the GNU GCC, Keil and IAR EWARM compilers.

All 5 processors also have their own evaluation kits that you may purchase directly on  Atmel Website:

  • SAM9G15-EK – Evaluation Kit for SAM9G15 (590 USD)
  • SAM9G25-EK -Evaluation Kit for SAM9G25 (390 USD)
  • SAM9G35-EK – Evaluation Kit for SAM9G35 (590 USD)
  • SAM9X25-EK – Evaluation Kit for SAM9X25 (390 USD)
  • SAM9X35-EK – Evaluation Kit for SAM9X35 (590 USD)
Atmel SAM9G15 Evaluation Kit
Atmel SAM9G15 Evaluation Kit

The difference in price between the SAM9G25, SAM9X25 (both at 390 USD) and the other devkits (590 USD) is due to the lack of LCD module in the former two evaluation kits.

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