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Win a Microchip SAM R30M Xplained Pro

15th October 2019
Lanna Cooper

The SAM R30M Xplained Pro is a hardware platform designed to evaluate the SAMR30M18A module. This kit is supported by the Atmel Studio, an integrated development platform, which provides predefined application examples. This kit provides easy access to various features of the SAMR30M18A module and offers additional peripherals to extend the features of the board and ease the development of custom designs.

The SAM R30M Xplained Pro is a small IEEE 802.15.4-compliant module that combines an ultra low power microcontroller with a sub-GHz radio, accelerating time to market and providing long lasting battery life in wireless-networked sensors. At half the size of the next smallest module on the market, the SAM R30 module meets the needs of space-conscious designs such as home automation sensors and controls.

Based on IEEE 802.15.4, the SAM R30 module supports proprietary networks that can be easily customised and configured. This is suitable for applications where interoperability is not desired due to their inherent vulnerability to remote attacks, such as alarm systems, building automation, smart cities and industrial sensor networks.

A key advantage of an IEEE 802.15.4-based network is that member devices can sleep for extended periods of time and remain part of the network. The SAM R30 module features ultra low power sleep modes, with wake from General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) or its built-in Real Time Clock (RTC) while consuming approximately 800nA. Devices can sleep for years, only waking as needed to transmit data.

Developers can begin prototyping with the SAM R30M Xplained Pro, supported by the Atmel ICE Debugger/Programmer (ATMEL-ICE) and the easy-to-use Atmel Studio 7 Integrated Development Environment with demo code examples supporting each network configuration.

For your chance to win a SAM R30M Xplained Pro, click here and enter your details in the online entry form.

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