Getting Started with the DEV-SOM36

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This page outlines a basic guide to getting starting using the DEV-SOM36.

General Information

What Comes with the Development Kit

  • SoM-A536P (536MHz Embedded Atmel ARM Cortex A5 ATSAMA5D36, 4GB eMMC, 512MB SoM, connected to Carrier Board)
  • SoM-215GS (Dlx 200p Carrier 2x Eth w/ LCD)
  • 5V 3A Wall Power Supply
  • 10 Pin Com to DB9 Cable 12"
  • RJ45 to RJ45 Ethernet Cable 3'

Tools Required


1. Install EMAC OE SDK on your computer.

  • Installation options are linked HERE.

2. Make the following cable connections using the cables provided:

  • Board Micro-USB to USB Desktop (Console port connection)
  • Board Ethernet to Ethernet Network
  • 5V Wall Power Supply to Board Power (may be left unplugged from wall until Step 3)

3. Open Minicom or perfered terminal emulator and create a terminal session with the DEV-SOM36

  • After supplying power, boot messages will be displayed followed by a log in prompt.
    • soma5d36 login: root
    • password: emac_inc
  • Use command "ifconfig" in the terminal session to find the device's IP address that can be used during the development process.


There are two options in development with this device:
1. Using the EMAC OE SDK on terminal. [ Getting Started with the EMAC OE SDK ]
- or
2. Using the EMAC OE SDK on Qt Creator. [ Getting Started With Qt Creator ]

Further Information

Serial Ports:

  • /dev/ttyS0 is the console (JK2)
  • /dev/ttyS1 is COM D (HDR3)
  • /dev/ttyS2 is COM A (HDR4)
  • /dev/ttyS3 is COM C (HDR2)