I have done the first trials with the SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra. My progress is limited:
I can connect to the board via a terminal program and execute some linux commands.
I haven't been able to get the SAM-BA utility working and failed to get a dev environment installed on my pc.
|Atmel Studio 6.X and me|
Atmel Studio and myself had a fight. My favorite search term last week-end was "visual studio invalid license data. reinstall is required".
I installed V6.1. I had a few hickups but succeeded in installing it.
Every time I started it, it tried to set up some Help utility for Atmel boards, that consistently failed (I ran the program as normal user and with elevated rights to see if that made a difference: no.
I installed all upgrades. I haven't been successful in finding a project for the SAMA5D4 or for this Xplained Ultra board.
But the install had a side effect. The software for my HP printer/scanner stopped working. When I tried to start the scanner, I got this message:
The web is full of people that have similar issues with other programs after installing a development environment based on the VS2010 framework. The issue is so known! Unfortunately, the resolution isn't.
Uninstalling Visual Studio from the Control Panel resolved the license issue.
I tried to outsmart the system and install the 6.2 beta of Atmel Studio. That didn't make any change. The Xtreme Ultra is still not a known board, and the license issue reappeared.
So current status is: no Atmel Studio installed.
I hope to learn from the experiences of my fellow participants here.