Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Developing for the AT91SAM7 microcontroller

I once purchased a SAM7 P256 board from Sparkfun for $72. This post is a bunch of pointers to the resources I’ll need to develop for it. The same code will work on the H64 header board (only $35), which can be used in future USB projects. UPDATE: Sparkfun no longer sells the H64 header board, but they have a H256 board for $45.

This post assumes an Ubuntu Linux environment.
Set up the development environment.
Use Sam_I_Am to access the SAM-BA bootloader.
Some easily available demos and example programs
Other resources


czlee said...


have you verify the blinking led code? i cant run it on my board

czlee said...

can you send me the setting for eclipse (win)

Will Ware said...

Hi, sorry I haven't seen your comments earlier. The blinking LED code works for me. You asked about using Eclipse on Windows. I don't think that will be very helpful as you will need a cross-compiler. You might want to try using a virtual machine (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) to run Linux on your Windows machine. That will make things a lot simpler.