1. Introduction

The StampA5D3x is intended to be used as a small size "intelligent" CPU module as well as a universal Linux CPU card. It can be used anywhere where restricted energy and space requirements play a role. The design of the StampA5D3x is limited to the processors core needs like DDRAM and Flash, thus giving the customer a wide-ranged choice of configurations of the peripherals and environment. Featuring an integrated LCD/TFT and touch controller applications with graphical needs can be realized cost-efficient and individually.

The StampA5D3x has all the necessary interfaces to support a huge variety of peripheral devices.

Enhanced cryptographic options allow secure design with good performance. These include an encryption engine, a true random number generator, Atmel ® secure boot solution and an additional encryption chip for secure key generation and storage. All means for securing application and communication as well as prevent cloning and copying are available.

The ARM architecture as a modern and widely supported processor architecture is currently the platform of choice for medium performance embedded devices. Almost all major processor manufacturers have ARM products in their portfolio.

The availability of the widespread operating system "Linux" for the ARM platform opens access to a broad range of software, including tools, drivers, and software libraries. Programs written for ARM can easily be employed on the PC platform for testing and debugging.

Examples of actual or potential applications are: protocol converters, measuring and test equipment, data-logging, as well as simple or more complex control and automation tasks.