SAM B11 Xplained Pro XAM Configuration

On the SAM B11 Xplained Pro the MCU and the MCU peripherals (e.g. extensions) are powered by its own regulator as show in the following figure. All other parts of the board, mainly embedded debugger and accompanying Xplained Pro Analog Module (XAM), are powered from a separate regulator. The current to the MCU and peripherals can be measured by connecting them to the XAM output through jumper settings.

Figure 1. SAMB11 XAM Implementation Block Diagram
On the SAM B11 Xplained Pro the XAM can be used in four configurations:
  1. 1.No current measurement or external MCU current measurement: The XAM is bypassed and thus the MCU and peripherals are supplied directly by the regulator. Set both jumpers in the "BYPASS" position. In this configuration it is also possible to connect external measurement tools on the Xplained Pro MCU power measurement header to measure MCU current directly instead of using the XAM.
  2. 2.MCU current measurement: The XAM measures only the MCU current while the peripherals are supplied directly by the regulator. For this configurations place the jumper for "I/O" (peripherals) into the "BYPASS" position and the for "MCU" into the "MEASURE" position.
  3. 3.Peripherals measurement: The XAM measures only the peripherals current while the MCU is directly supplied by the regulator. For this configuration place the jumper for "MCU" into the "BYPASS" position and the "I/O" jumper into the "MEASURE" position.
  4. 4.MCU and peripherals measurement: In this configuration both MCU and peripherals are measured by the XAM. Place both jumpers on "I/O" and "MCU" headers in the "MEASURE" position.