If you wish to program the Arduino Due-compatible side of UDOO DUAL/QUAD from your Pc, Mac or Linux computer, just follow these easy steps to get started. First of all, check that these requirements are met:

  • A working SD Card with UDOO kernel running should be present on UDOO DUAL/QUAD.
  • J18 jumper should be unplugged. This will allow the communication between your computer and the programming port of the SAM3X.

  • The micro-USB cable should be plugged in the CN6 micro-USB port.

If all the requirements above are met, you’re ready to start. What we will basically do is configure the standard Arduino-IDE in order to make it communicate to the Sam3x of UDOO DUAL/QUAD, which is the Arduino-compatible micro-controller.

Install and configure the Arduino IDE

  • From your computer go to the Arduino website and downlaod the last Arduino IDE version (currently 1.6.9): Arduino IDE 1.6.9

  • Select the OS you have in your computer and download the IDE then install it

  • Open the IDE, go to File -> Preferences and add this link to Additional Boards Manager URLs and then click OK:  

  • Go to Tools -> Boards and open the Board Manager.

  • Wait few seconds 'till the end of the "index download" then look for UDOO QUAD/DUAL (Arduino Due) by UDOO Team. Click on it and install the latest version.

  • If you use the older 1.6.5 Arduino IDE version you need to install also the Arduino SAM Boards (32-bit ARM Cortex-M3) by Arduino package. If you use a newer Arduino IDE version this package isn't needed.

  • Now in Tools -> Boards you should see the UDOO QUAD/DUAL (Arduino Due), if so Click on it.

  • Select the right Tools -> Port of the UDOO QUAD/DUAL Arduino Due

  • Done, now you're ready to use your UDOO QUAD/DUAL with the Arduino IDE installed on your Computer.

N.B: in order to get it working on Linux 64 bit you need compatibility packages:

$ sudo apt-get -y install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0

This page was last updated on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 5:19 AM.