Getting started with SAMD10 xplained

In this tutorial, I’ll describe my first steps with SAMD10 xplained.

ATSAMD10 xplained

ATSamd10 xplained is a development board with a ATSAMD10 microcontroller from ATMEL.


Install ATMEL Studio

ATMEL Studio is free and you can download it ATMEL website.

Here is a video on how to install it and make it work with ATSAMD10 xplained


“The Atmel software framework (ASF, provides software drivers and libraries to build applications for Atmel megaAVR®, AVR XMEGA®, AVR UC3 and SAM devices. It has been designed to help develop and glue together the different components of a software design. It can easily integrate into an operating system (OS) or run as a stand-alone product.” Source: ATMEL

In order to make development a little bit easier, I use ASF library. Here you can find the full documentation to start with ASF

And the port documentation is here

The first code!

To start I simply create a code snippet allowing to turn on the board when you press the button

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  1. This is awesome. I have been trying to find good tutorials to test out Atmel’s SAMD microcontrollers and I haven’t found much. I am surprised there isn’t more out there on the SAMD10 Xplained Mini boards. Do you know of any other resources for this?


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