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Cyclone Universal On Chip flash programmer and Debugger

 

 

Works with Kinetis, ARM Cortex , ColdFireV1--4,
  MPC5xxx Qorivva (AKA Nexus), MPC5xx/8xx,
Power Architecture S32, PX, DSC, MC56F8xx
STMicroelectronics SPC56,

 MAC7xxx (ARM)

68HC08  HCS08/RS08   68HC12/S12   S12X/12Z

Cyclone Universal Flash programing tool

 

† 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 driven).

For more details see this page

 

And now with faster links to both the PC and the target the Cyclone Universal FX  can speed up the production line and add extra security to your programming process. ......... For more details of this product see Cyclone Universal FX

 

 

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.

Cyclone Universal FX Flash programing tool

CAN FD interfaces now available

 

The latest enhancement to the CAN standard is CAN FD 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 Updated Tutorial

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  24MBytes download


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 ARM page

 


P&Es low cost high speed

USB Universal On Chip Debugging Interface

 

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 protocols.

If you are unfamiliar with the use of "On-Chip-Debugging" we have a short tutorial

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 architectures

Fast, hassle-free USB 2.0 communications interface

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 devices.

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.

    


 

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COMSOL's Web site has now had over Three Million visitors.   Thank you for visiting  - we hope you find the site as useful and informative as our other visitors tell us they do. 

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CLICK Embedded Tutorials

Do you need to quickly become knowledgeable about a CPU family or Embedded USB, CAN or TCP/IP or On-Chip Debugging ?
If so we have prepared a series of short Technology Tasters to get you up to speed with the Micros, Standards and jargon.  We hope you will find them informative.

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For each Microprocessor chip family (over 100 are listed) our Supported Chips Directory shows all the software and hardware available for developing applications for that family.

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 Prices for international purchases are essentially the same but additional costs must be covered and theUCC paperwork is more complex. Follow this link for details of  International Purchase conditions.  The Universal Currency Converter™ comes to you by kind permission of those nice people at Xenon Laboratories. It is supplied as a guide to exchange rates and neither Xenon nor Computer Solutions make any guarantees as to it's accuracy.

About us

Computer Solutions Ltd or COMSOL for short has been in business for over 35 years selling embedded development tools and working on consultancy projects. During this time our consultancy activities have ranged from designing true single chip applications to one system which has over 7,000 linked microprocessors (and that was before the days of the internet).

We like a technical challenge and many of the products described on this site have come onto our books as the result of responding to a clients need. So if you don’t see the answer to your embedded design problem on the site, drop us an email or give us a call and we will try to find you the tool you are looking for.

 
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