Welcome to Linux4SAM

Welcome to the main starting point for Linux OS on SAM products. Its aim is to centralize information about Linux kernel and open source projects on ATMEL AT91 Smart ARM-based Microcontrollers (aka SAM).

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MOVED TO...   Linux4SAM 5.4 demo directory   new.gif

New demo available for all SAMA5 Xplained boards and AT91SAM9x5-EK board. Based on updated components:
  • Linux kernel 4.4.x (+ LTS maintenance updates up to v4.4.19)
  • AT91Bootstrap 3.8.6
  • U-Boot 2016.03
  • Yocto Project 2.1.1 (Krogoth)
  • Buildroot binaries based directly on Buildroot mainline: https://buildroot.org/
  • Please note:

Thumbs-up Demo Image for all boards. Choose your screen option, your root filesystem flavor, flash and you're ready to go:


MOVED TO...   Linux4SAM 5.3 demo directory   new.gif

New demo available for all SAMA5 Xplained boards. Based on updated components:
  • Linux kernel 4.1
  • AT91Bootstrap 3.8.5
  • U-Boot 2016.03
  • Yocto Project 2.0.1 (Jethro)
  • HDMI support on SAMA5D4 Xplained
  • SAMA5D2 Xplained revB board (with MRL B SoC revision)
  • QSPI flash supported on all components of the Linux-based solution (bootloaders, Linux, rootfs in UBIFS).
    4byte address mode support (for flash sizes >16MiB)


MOVED TO...   Atmel | Linux newsletter

Check our latest Linux newsletter and learn what's going on with Atmel | Smart ARM microcontrollers in Linux communities.


MOVED TO...   Linux4SAM 5.2 demo directory

New demo available for all SAMA5 Xplained boards. Based on updated components:
  • Linux kernel 4.1
  • AT91Bootstrap 3.8.4
  • U-Boot 2015.01
  • Yocto Project 2.0.1 (Jethro)
  • Hardware Video decoder on SAMA5D4
  • Atmel WILC1000 WIFI driver and firmware included
  • support for new SAMA5D2 Ultra Low Power mode (ULP1)


MOVED TO...   Yocto Project SDK

New SDK based on latest Yocto Project release and libraries used for latest demos: Yocto Project 2.0.1 (Jethro)
  • install the SDK
  • compile your project
  • run on the board flashed with the latest demo
all libraries on your development host aligned with the target root filesystem.


MOVED TO...   Linux4SAM 5.1 demo directory

New demo available for all SAMA5 Xplained boards. Based on updated components:
  • Linux kernel 4.1
  • AT91Bootstrap 3.8.3
  • U-Boot 2015.01
  • Yocto Project 2.0 (Jethro)

Thumbs-up SD Card image for SAMA5D2 Xplained and SAMA5D3 Xplained boards. Choose your screen option, flash and you're ready to go:


MOVED TO...   Linux4SAM 5.0 demo directory


MOVED TO...   SAMA5D2 Xplained board


MOVED TO...   Linux4SAM 4.7 demo directory

New demo and documentation pages are now deployed on Linux4SAM. Documentation is available by software component and by board. Select the entry that you are interested in.


MOVED TO...   SAMA5D4 Xplained board


MOVED TO...   Using maXTouch capacitive touchscreen: drivers, tools and hardware interface

SAMA5D2 Xplained


SAMA5D4 Xplained



MOVED TO...   SAMA5D2 Xplained

MOVED TO...   SAMA5D3 Xplained

MOVED TO...   SAMA5D4 Xplained

MOVED TO...   Older boards


Base components

MOVED TO...   Software tools

MOVED TO...   AT91Bootstrap

MOVED TO...   U-Boot / barebox

MOVED TO...   Linux Kernel

Open source embedded distribution solutions

These very big Open Source projects are able to crosscompile an entire Linux system. They produce full featured root filesystems with many tools and a comprehensive set of applications.

MOVED TO...   Yocto Project

MOVED TO...   BuildRoot

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JPEGjpg LNX4SAM_A5D3_478x229.jpg manage 51.8 K 2013-11-18 - 16:15 NicolasFerre  
JPEGjpg LNX4SAM_A5D4EK_480x265.jpg manage 39.6 K 2014-10-01 - 10:28 NicolasFerre  
PNGpng SAM-A5D4---Block-Diagram.png manage 194.1 K 2014-10-09 - 09:44 NicolasFerre  
PNGpng right-cerulean2x.png manage 17.6 K 2014-10-01 - 14:41 NicolasFerre  
JPEGjpg sama5d2_xplained_480x360.jpg manage 79.8 K 2015-09-14 - 15:15 NicolasFerre sama5d2 Xplained
JPEGjpeg sama5d3_xplained_480x322.jpeg manage 101.2 K 2014-03-25 - 14:45 NicolasFerre sama5d3 Xplained
JPEGjpeg sama5d4_xplained_480x360.jpeg manage 145.2 K 2014-11-10 - 17:06 NicolasFerre  
r71 - 19 Oct 2016 - 14:35:12 - NicolasFerre
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