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At almost 16 years of Linux experiences and 24 years of C programming, I'm drooling for the Atmel SAMA5D34-EK Evaluation Kit. Though I've been working embedded technology directly for the past…
What a awesome board! I am just dying to know who will win. May the best computer genius win.
There is a jumper JP1 on the CM board which was set to on when I assembled the board. I left it jumpered since it came that way. I cannot find a description for its function yet although I am sure it is there in the docs.
I had no reason to suspect it but I gave it a try as I was desperate and there it was LCD, HDMI demo etc all in living color!
I will attempt to give the board a fair try out and get back to everyone.
Looks good so far...
I have found that there is a way to test each component separately including the LCD and HDMI.
Both test OK including the touch screen and cap sensors.
All seems to be OK except it won't run the demo! Still just a blank screen. Is there a jumper I have missed? Very frustrating
I just double checked the logfile for the demo upload. Definitely no errors that I can see.
I have gone thru the process of writing the application demos on http://www.at91.com/linux4sam without any luck.
I don't think the CM is dead as the dev board responds as it should via the usb/serial connections and passes all tests up to the CAN tests which asks for a cable to loopback which I do not have. It appears to hang at this point so I do not know if there are any further tests such as LCD etc.
Can I perform any tests you know of that might indicate to me if it is the LCD module that is faulty - I may be able to salvage something from this if I can do all work via terminal.
There is no output from HDMI either so I apart from the tests via term/menu I cannot determine if anything else is working.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks for the response, Dale.
What annoys me is that I put the thing aside the week I got it. My wife said it can wait till I got better. Guess it couldn't!
I will have a look again tomorrow after I see what I can do with the comm port (after a bit of sleep - 2am here).
Definately sounds bricked to me, you can try to flash the memory through the RS242 as long as you can configure the port correctly as your computer probably won't recognize the device. Download the demo software from the Atmel site as well make sure the switches on the Sama are set to read from the correct port you will input the software to. Message me if there is any help you need.
I have been unable to do the review due to illness and was just recently able to start. I finished photos of unboxing and had written intro but I have found that after assembly, the SAMA5 does not produce any output to the LCD at all. I have a red led lit to the left of the four buttons (under the left of the LCD), a blue led on the CM module and a green flickering led under the right of the LCD (D14?). Nothing else displays.
I realise this is late in the piece but as I said, I was ill and unable to work till just this week.
Is this bricked before I can even start?
Any help would be appreciated.
I just got my Atmel SAMA5D34 less than a couple of weeks ago. I can feel the clock ticking. I have found some YouTube videos siting the attributes of the unit but nothing to specific. I would very much like to get the unit to do something practical. Does anyone have any suggestions?