Setup development tools

Getting Started

Required equipment:

  1. LL-LTE-M-VZN-SE module
  2. LL-LTE-M-VZN-SE Xplained Pro expansion board
  3. micro-USB cable
  4. Atmel Xplained Pro development board
  5. PC
  6. IDE (Atmel Studio recommended)
  7. LL Basic Tx/Rx example project:

Hardware Setup

Kit Overview:

Extension board switch and jumper configuration:
1- LVL_EN switch in "ON" position
2- HDR_USB switch in "HDR" position
3- Jumpers installed
Note: MEAS jumper can be used to measure current consumption of the LL-LTE-M-VZN-SE module. To measure current, remove jumper and install measuring device inline.

Running the Example project

First, connect the LL Extension board to the Atmel Xplained pro board in the position shown above.

Next, plug the micro-USB connector into the port labeled "Debug USB" on the Atmel Xplained pro board and a PC.

Run Atmel Studio and open the example project by selecting File-->Open-->Project/Solution, then navigating to the location of the example project.

Now, either run the project via Atmel Studio, or program the host using the flash programming tool.

For further Atmel Studio and Xplained pro board documentation can be found at:
SAML21 Xplained Pro Development Kit: http://www.atmel.com/tools/atsaml21-xpro-b.aspx
SMAL21 Xplained Pro User Guide: http://www.atmel.com/Images/Atmel-42405-SAML21-Xplained-Pro_User-Guide.pdf
Atmel Studio: http://www.atmel.com/microsite/atmel-studio/

Next Steps

Now that you have a project successfully running on your development kit what's next?

-Using the existing example project you can make modifications to change how the device behaves and add extra features to meet your project needs.

The example project doesn't quite do everything you want? 

-Using Atmel Start you can create your own project from scratch and run it from Atmel Studio.

Want to add sensors or other peripherals?

-The SAML21 Xplained kit has tons of boards that can be added to the development kit on the remaining two headers. See the following link for list of supported sensors that can be added http://www.atmel.com/products/microcontrollers/avr/xplained.aspx

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