Microchip Technology SAM D5 & E5 32-Bit Arm Cortex-M4F Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology SAM D5 and SAM E5 32-Bit Arm® Cortex®-M4F Microcontrollers offer extensive connectivity interfaces, powerful performance, and robust hardware-based security for a variety of applications. The SAM D5 and SAM E5 MCUs combine the performance of an Arm® Cortex-M4 processor with a Floating Point Unit (FPU). This combination offloads the Central Processing Unit (CPU), increasing system efficiency and enabling process-intensive applications on a low-power platform.

Running at up to 120MHz, the SAM D5 and SAM E5 MCUs feature up to 1MB of dual-panel Flash with Error Correction Code (ECC), easily enabling live updates with no interruption to the running system. Additionally, these families are available with up to 256KB of SRAM with ECC, vital to mission-critical applications such as medical devices or server systems.

These new MCUs have multiple interfaces that provide design flexibility for even the most demanding connectivity needs. Both families include a Quad Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI) with an Execute in Place (XIP) feature. This allows the system to use high-performance serial Flash memories, which are both small and inexpensive compared to traditional pin parallel Flash, for external memory needs. The SAM D5/E5 devices also feature a Secure Digital Host Controller (SDHC) for data logging, a Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC) for capacitive touch capabilities, and best-in-class active power performance (65µA/MHz) for applications requiring power efficiency. Additionally, the SAM E5 family includes two CAN-FD ports and a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) with IEEE 1588 support, making it well-suited for industrial automation, connected home, and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Both the SAM D5 and SAM E5 families contain comprehensive cryptographic hardware and software support, enabling developers to incorporate security measures at a design’s inception. Hardware-based security features include a Public Key Cryptographic Controller (PUKCC) supporting Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and RSA schemes as well as an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher and Secure Hash Algorithms (SHA).

The Microchip Technology SAM D5 and SAM E5 MCUs are offered in QFN, TQFP, and WLCSP packages, with a variety of pin counts, for design flexibility.


  • Core: 120MHz Arm Cortex-M4
    • 403 CoreMark® at 120MHz
    • 4KB combined Instruction cache and Data cache
    • 8-zones Memory Protection Unit (MPU)
    • Thumb®-2 instruction set
    • Embedded Trace Module (ETM) with instruction trace stream
    • Core Sight Embedded Trace Buffer (ETB)
    • Trace Port Interface Unit (TPIU)
    • Floating Point Unit (FPU)
  • Memories
    • 1MB/512KB/256KB in-system self-programmable Flash with:
      • Error Correction Code (ECC)
      • Dual bank with Read-While-Write (RWW) support
      • EEPROM hardware emulation
    • 256/192/128KB SRAM Main Memory
      • 128/96/64KB of Error Correction Code (ECC) RAM option
  • Up to 4KB of Tightly Coupled Memory (TCM)
    • Up to 8KB additional SRAM
    • Can be retained in backup mode
  • Eight 32-bit backup registers
  • Operating Conditions
    • 1.71V to 3.6V, -40°C to +85°C, DC to 120MHz
  • System
    • Power-on Reset (POR) and Brown-out detection (BOD)
    • Internal and external clock options
    • External Interrupt Controller (EIC)
    • 16 external interrupts
    • One non-maskable interrupt
    • Two-pin Serial Wire Debug (SWD) programming, test, and debugging interface
  • Power Supply
    • Idle, Standby, Hibernate, Backup, and Off Sleep modes
    • SleepWalking peripherals
    • Battery backup support
    • Embedded Buck/LDO regulator supporting on-the-fly selection
  • Packages
    • 48-pin QFN
    • 64-pin QFN, TQFP, WLCSP
    • 100-pin TQFP
    • 128-pin TQFP


Block Diagram

Block Diagram - Microchip Technology SAM D5 & E5 32-Bit Arm Cortex-M4F Microcontrollers
Publicado: 2017-08-07 | Actualizado: 2022-03-24