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README.md

Introduction

This add-on to Arduino {at least 1.6.2} adds support for ATMEL's XMEGA line of microcontrollers.

Most of the hard work has been done by Xmegaduino folks. But I just wanted an add-on to regular Arduino IDE.

I've added support for USB enabled atxmega chips (at the moment, two xmega128A4U boards tested).

Caveats (mainly for USB boards)

  • USB support is alpha quality - so may be quite buggy.

  • Only USB support present at the moment is for Serial (e.g. like the standard Arduino Leonardo). So no Keyboard, Mouse ... (like Teensyduino) support yet.

  • Only DFU bootloaded boards for now.

  • Autoreset is not implemented - you need to put your board into DFU mode manually before uploading.

  • Various third-party libraries might (and most probably do) need some adjustments to work with XMEGAs.

  • Because Arduino 1.6.2 is inconsistent as to how does it refer to where the compiler resides, you might need to adjust platform.txt on 32bit linux (if the compiler or avrdude is not found).

Installation

Download zip (button on the right) and unpack to your ARDUINO_SKETCHES_FOLDER/hardware. Restart IDE.

Usage

Select one of the Xmega boards in your IDE. Enjoy!

Remarks and ramblings

  • The USB stack is based on my quick-and-dirty XMEGA-USB code, based originally on Nonolith Labs' USB-XMEGA {so not on Dean Camera's excellent LUFA library - mainly because I didn't want to have to deconstruct LUFA's complicated build system}. So quite possibly it's buggy. However it should be good enough for some basic Serial support.
  • The build settings assume DFU bootloader. The flashing is done with dfu-programmer, supplied in the zip (tested on Mac OS X, Linux (i686 and x86_64 - you'll need to install dfu-programmer manually on arm).
  • I've only tested it on X-A4U-stick and MT-DB-X4 xmega128A4U breakout from MattairTech - I don't have any other XMEGA boards.
  • dfu-programmer on linux might claim that 'No device present' even if the DFU bootloader shows up on lsusb. It's a permissions problem then - give your user enough permissions to access that usb device (google usb device permissions udev rule to see how can you fix that on your particular system).

Pin assignments for -A4U boards

MT-DB-X4 from MattairTech

Digital pins go around the board from 0 = A0, to 29 = E3, with the exception 30 = D6 and 31 = D7. In particular, the LED is digital 27 and the jumper is digital 26.

Analog pins go from A0 = A0 to A7 = A7 and then A8 = B0, up to A11 = B3.

X-A4U stick

The pins numbers are described on the X-A4U-stick webpage.