Support of ASF 3 by SAM E54 Xplained Pro

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Hi, I'd like to migrate my code from ATSAMD4s to ATSAME54P20A (I use Xplained Pro board).

And in my project I have a lot of middrivers related on ASF 3 drivers, so I can't use Atmel Start for configure my project.

I've read that ATSAME54P20A supports ASF, but in the last ASF 3.47 version I can't see this chip.

So how I can use ASF 3 on SAME5/D5? Maybe there are some similar chips in ASF 3? 

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I'm pretty sure there's no way to port ASF3 drivers to the SAME/D5x. The chip is relatively new, and the only similar chips I've seen are the D21 (but the new E/5x is on steroids and an entirely different core with waaaaay more features). If there are some similar chips, or if a port has been made (which wouldn't even make sense because ASF3 isn't a HAL, but instead is a framework with hardcoded drivers for a bunch of different chips), I would love to know about it. 

 

I've managed to get through moving to ASF4 by configuring and generating my project, removing every non-essential file possible from the configured project, and rewriting things the way ASF3 would work. I urge you to try, ASF4. It is every bit as painful as it seems, but its better than the whopping 0 drivers they've given us for ASF3 (for the D/E5x).

im a penguin

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Thank you for advice!
Finally I decided to move project to ASF4

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Does ASF4 have a future?  It looks like microchip is migrating all the SAM chip development to MPLAB-X, and ASF4 will be superseded by Harmony.

John Malaugh

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I can't speak for Microchip, but ASF4 is being actively worked on so I doubt they would completely move to MPLAB. If they do, I know myself and a lot of others will simply drop Microchip hardware. MPLAB is a nasty joke. It's barely usable. That being said, I'm pretty sure the primary choice for future Atmel SAM and Atmel AVR chips is going to be Atmel Start. But right now is the perfect time to move to a text editor w/gcc and make. It seems like the better Microchip makes their hardware, they equalize it by making their software worse to the point of being unusable. Basically, now is a good time to cut and run if you can.

im a penguin

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I am a new user of the SAM parts, normally use PIC parts.  We are a big customer of Microchip, so their reps come to visit every 2 weeks or so.   I was talking to our rep about Microchip's road map, and they definitely said the way forward for the SAM parts was MPLAB-X and Harmony.  You can already use Harmony and MPLAB on many of the SAM parts, with more being added with every release.  I am not "wired in" to the Atmel side of the business, so I do not know if work is continuing on ASF3 and ASF4.

 

 

John Malaugh

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malaugh wrote:

I am a new user of the SAM parts, normally use PIC parts.  We are a big customer of Microchip, so their reps come to visit every 2 weeks or so.   I was talking to our rep about Microchip's road map, and they definitely said the way forward for the SAM parts was MPLAB-X and Harmony.  You can already use Harmony and MPLAB on many of the SAM parts, with more being added with every release.  I am not "wired in" to the Atmel side of the business, so I do not know if work is continuing on ASF3 and ASF4.

 

 


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