2018-06 Microchip System on Module Linux based training

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Microchip System on Module Linux based training

30 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018

Multiple dates / locations


SoM Linux based training enabling cellular connectivity from Quectel

In this class, you will explore embedded Linux on a Microchip ATSAMA5D27-SOM1-EK1 evaluation platform. You will be given a comprehensive overview of embedded Linux including the boot sequence, kernel and the concept of the Linux Root File System. You will then learn about Linux build systems and why Yocto has become the embedded Linux build system of choice. We will give an in depth overview of the Yocto flow backed up by real hands on experience in the lab sessions.

The hands on session will take you through the whole process of creating a custom embedded Linux distribution and getting it running on real hardware.  We will then move on through each of the steps required to achieve board to cloud connectivity using the Avnet Silica NB-IoT Sensor Shield and IBM Cloud Quickstart. The shield is based on the Quectel BG96 cellular mode which supports both LTE Cat M1 and NarrowBand-IoT (LTE Cat.NB) along with 2G fallback. The shield supports both Arduino UNO R3 and PMOD interfaces.

Attendees are required to bring your own Windows based laptop of a modern spec with a minimum 2 USB ports and 4GB RAM (further software pre-requisite info will be provided after registration). 

All attendees will automatically take part in a prize draw to receive either a Microchip SOM developement kit or a free Quectel cellular evaluation kit. 


  • 08:30 – Registration and software check
  • 09:00 – Welcome and Introduction to Avnet Silica
  • 09:05 – Microchip SAMA5D2 SiP / SoM Intro
  • 09:45 – Introduction to Embedded Linux
  • 11:00 – Coffee break
  • 11:15 – Introduction to Yocto and the Yocto workflow
  • 12:15 – Lunch break
  • 13:00 – Hands on sessions (including breaks)
  • 16:00 – Quectel Wireless Overview
  • 16:30 – End 

Dates & locations

Date Location
May 23rd, 2018 Herlev (Avnet Nortec A/S , Lyskær 9, 2730 Herlev)
May 24th, 2018 Them (Avnet Nortec A/S, Knudlundvej 24, 8653 Them)
May 30th, 2018 Stockholm (Chokladfabriken, Löfströms Allé 5, Sundbyberg)
June 07th, 2018 Asker (Avnet Silica, Solbråveien 45 1383 Asker)
United Kingdom
June 12th, 2018 Winnersh (Microchip Ltd, 720 Wharfedale Rd, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5TP)
June 14th, 2018 Newport Pagnell (Harben House Hotel, Tickford St, Newport Pagnell MK16 9EY)


Alison Evans
Supplier Manager
Email: Alison.Evans[at]avnet.eu  


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2018-06 Microchip System on Module Linux based training

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