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This Low cost, Hand held, Diagnostics unit answers the 4
questions I always ask anyone reporting a CAN
network that "does not work"
1) Whats the CAN speed or speeds if FD?
2) Is the network correctly terminated ?
3) What voltages are you seeing on the Pins
4) Whats the bus message load and error frames
Once you get one of these your first job will be
write a note for your pin board with space for who has
borrowed it and when because there is only one thing
worse than not having the right tools for the job and
that is having the right tool but not being able to
remember who borrowed it.
It handles 2.0 A and B as well as FD
For more details and a
users manual follow this link
PCAN MiniDiag FD
you will probably also need a T cable to connect it £26.25
a currently intractable software problem this item is not yet on
our web shop
please call in your order 01932 829460 or email
Like all the politicians ------- we don't know
Whats going to happen or when.
However we have taken some steps to help us maintain
our service to our customers ( and lets be honest to ensure
that we have something to sell while all the shouting goes on ).
One thing we can be sure of --------
there will be import / export / tariff / exchange rate chaos
for at least two months while our shippers work out what the new
rules are. This may well introduce delays in getting our products
in from Germany and USA increasing our lead times.
We will be increasing
our stock holdings for our most popular products in advance of the
date so we can maintain our reputation for fulfilling most orders
the next day. In addition we have forward purchased Dollars and
Euros so that we do not have to change our prices every time the
exchange rate goes into a tailspin.
If sales of your products include goods purchased
from us - especially if they are not our best seller product lines,
then you should consider making a 2 months purchase in advance of
the deadline. If in doubt give Rosemary a
call to talk over your ideas.
As at 1/11/19
.............. and we are no more certain as a
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
Both single and double CAN channel USB FD, PCI
and PC104 interfaces are now available from Peak.
See our CAN FD page
For "everyday CAN 2.0 use" our low cost
CAN-USB 2.0B interface is now
Peaks 2019 Catalogue with 132 pages of CAN interfaces, Modules and Software
is now available but be warned its a
PEmicros ARM support includes
and an ultra low price cable
The PEmicro USB Multilink ACP and the Cyclone
ACP production FLASH programmer will now program the ATMEL
SAMxxx, STM32, NXP M0,M3,M4, NXP/Freescale Kinetis (all), S32,
LPC, i.MX TI-Stellaris LM3S,LM4,TM4C12xx, Infineon XMC4xxx,
Maxim 716xx, Silicon Labs EFM32, ERF32, SiM3, Cypress PSoC®4,
PSoC®5, PSoC®6, Toshiba TX00,TX03,TX04 On-Bright OB90R,
Nordic semi nRF51, nRF52, Silergy MAX716xx as well as a wide range
of on and off chip SPI and off chip flash memories,
who want the cheapest Cortex debug cable USB Multilink ACP
With these features
Fast, hassle-free USB
2.0 communications interface
Draw power directly from
the USB port – no external power supply needed
for targets ranging from 1.6 to 5.25 Volts
Target Frequency: 16Khz-50Mhz
See ARM support page
Cyclone Universal On Chip
flash programmer and Debugger
Works with Kinetis, ARM Cortex
MPC55xx/56xx/57xx Qorivva (AKA Nexus), MPC5xx/8xx,
Power Architecture S32, PX, DSC, MC56F8xx
68HC08 HCS08/RS08 68HC12/S12
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
Cyclone Universal FX
Example of Flash programming speed
for NXP Kinetis K70 (eMMC) : programming runs at
3,063 KB/s and Verify is 3,971 KB/s
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 MPC5xx/8xx ) 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
Additional security features
include ensuring that if you outsource your production
no one can "run off a few units" without you knowing.
PEmicros low cost high speed
USB Universal On Chip Debugging
The USB Multilink Universal On-Chip-Debugging cable
supports most NXP/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 NXP/Freescale architectures:-
Cortex M4 (see above) , Kinetis (JTAG and SWD), ColdFire
V1, +V1 and V2 - 4 , Qorivva MPC55xx/56xx/57xx, 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
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.
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
now includes details of the latest FD standard
Free White Paper An Introduction
to TCP/IP on Embedded Micros.
- MicroNet TCP/IP
for Embedded Micros now with Wireless Ethernet 802.11b support.
- Our series of
gives you a fast introduction to CAN and USB for embedded engineers
and to a number of CPU families
site has now had over
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- BDM & JTAG Debuggers
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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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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).
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