AT91SAM7 samples

Started by Mark Borgerson April 25, 2005
Hi,

Does anyone know of a source for samples of any of the chips in the
AT91SAM7 line?  My standard net searches show only the dev kits
at $250.   I don't really want another dev kit, since I already
have the full IAR ARM compiler and have done several designs
with the AT91R40807.   I'd like to put together a small PCB
to test the SAM7 series as a replacement for the AT91 controllers
in some low-end products.  In particular, I need to add 
an SPI Data Flash and 16 to 24-bit SPI  ADC---which is usually
a pain on the dev kit boards.

Mark Borgerson

"Mark Borgerson" <mborgerson@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Hi, > > Does anyone know of a source for samples of any of the chips in the > AT91SAM7 line? My standard net searches show only the dev kits > at $250. I don't really want another dev kit, since I already > have the full IAR ARM compiler and have done several designs > with the AT91R40807. I'd like to put together a small PCB > to test the SAM7 series as a replacement for the AT91 controllers > in some low-end products. In particular, I need to add > an SPI Data Flash and 16 to 24-bit SPI ADC---which is usually > a pain on the dev kit boards.
Atmel themselves don't seem very good at supplying samples. My distributor (DTE in the UK) is very helpful, though. Leon