Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained - Review

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RoadTest: Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained

Author: dragonunderling

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Evaluation Type: Independent Products

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Raspberry PI

What were the biggest problems encountered?: Lack of resources for those who are new to this device/deivces.

Detailed Review:



The packaging for the product was excellent. The board was encased in a nice foam sandwich, at the center with an anti-static baggie. The products box was shipped well inside of another box. Everything that was needed arrived without damage.




The documentation was extensive. All of it was available for download at Atmel's website. Readability of it was very technical and somewhat difficult for me to follow.




I did not find very much for this product.




I found accessing the interface easy to do. The only thing missing in my opinion was a self-contained video output. I found it to be distant feeling when accessing the interface through terminal.



All in all, I found this product frustrating to use as someone who is new to this type of device. The lack of tutorials and newb oriented material would make me consider a Raspberry Pi for those who want to start with a similar device. The lack of a screen or easy video output makes it frustrating for me to interact with.

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