On Chip flash programmer and Debugger
with Kinetis, ARM Cortex
MPC5xxx Qorivva (AKA Nexus), MPC5xx/8xx,
Power Architecture S32, PX, DSC, MC56F8xx
† ARM Cortex M4 currently supports the
following families: ATMEL SAMxxx, STM32, NXP M0,M3,M4, Freescale
Kinetis (all), S32, TI-Stellaris LM3S,LM4,TM4C12xx, Infineon XMC4xxx, Maxim
716xx, Silicon Labs EFM32,SiM3, Cypress PSoC®4, Toshiba TX00,TX03,TX04
as well as a wide range of on and off chip SPI and flash memories.
P&E's latest product is a version of their
Cyclone box that covers the widest range of target CPUs so
far. It can be used for Debugging via its fast USB or
Ethernet interface with support available in most popular
software packages including GCC/GDB. The same box can
then be used as a standalone unit for field programming or
as a production programmer in an ATE setup (batch or DLL
For more details
see this page
And now with faster links to both the PC
and the target the Cyclone Universal FX
speed up the production line and add extra security to your
......... For more details of this product see
CPU Support and features are as for the Cyclone Universal
with the following enhancements :-
USB 2.0 link now supports
"High-speed" protocol (up to 480Mb/sec link to the PC).
1 Gbyte internal memory, no
practical limit to # of images held.
SDHC Port for even more space.
For most recent CPUs ( e.g.
Cortex M0-4, Qorivva and Coldfire) a variant of the
communication link to the target is provided that increases
the download speed to a max of 25Mb/sec giving up to 5 x
faster download of data.
Additional security features
include ensuring that if you outsource your production no
one can "run off a few units" without you knowing.
CAN FD interfaces now
The latest enhancement to the CAN standard is CAN
in which the data segment of the CAN message is
transmitted at up to 10 times faster than the 1Mbit rate
of CAN 2.0B.
For details of CAN FD see our
Both single and double CAN channel USB FD interfaces
are now available from Peak.
See our CAN FD page
A New 2016 version of their 120 page Catalogue of CAN
interfaces, Modules and Software is available but be
warned its a
P&Es ARM support
includes more chips
The P&E USB universal interface
(below) and the Cyclone Universal low cost production FLASH
programmer will now program the ATMEL SAMxxx, STM32,
NXP M0,M3,M4, Freescale Kinetis (all), S32, TI-Stellaris
LM3S,LM4,TM4C12xx, Infineon XMC4xxx, Maxim 716xx,
Silicon Labs EFM32,SiM3, Cypress PSoC®4, Toshiba
TX00,TX03,TX04 as well as a wide range of on and off
chip SPI and off chip flash memories,
See Cyclone for
P&Es low cost high
USB Universal On Chip Debugging
The USB Multilink Universal On-Chip-Debugging cable supports most Freescale
chips and with suitable software can be used for Flash
Programming and Debugging embedded target systems. It
works with JTAG, SWD and BDM On-Chip-Debugging
If you are unfamiliar with the use of "On-Chip-Debugging" we have a
It support these Freescale
architectures:- Cortex M4 (see above) , Kinetis (JTAG and SWD), ColdFire V1, +V1 and
V2 - 4 , Qorivva MPC5xxx, HC(S)12(X), S12Z, HCS08, RS08 and DSC series.
Includes are ribbon cables for all supported
Fast, hassle-free USB 2.0 communications
Draw their power directly from the USB
port – no external power supply needed
Multi-voltage support for targets ranging
from 1.6 to 5.25 Volts
Auto-frequency detection for HC(S)12(X), HCS08
+ trimming capabilities for HCS08 devices.
Generates programming voltage on RESET line for RS08
For more details.
Aside from supporting a wider
range of chips ( add 68K,HC16, PX & PPC 5xx/8xx) a major attraction of the
Universal FX version is
that for Synchronous architectures such
as the Kinetis, Qorivva, Coldfire V2-V4, 683xx, HC16, Power
Architecture PX Series and the DSC the communications can run at 4 to 10
times faster than the older Multilink interfaces giving faster downloading
of code and uploading of debug information.
- Our popular
tutorial now includes details of the latest FD
- Free White Paper
An Introduction to TCP/IP on Embedded Micros.
- MicroNet TCP/IP
for Embedded Micros now with Wireless Ethernet
- Our series of
gives you a fast introduction to CAN and USB for
embedded engineers and to a number of CPU families
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