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The "Information zone" consists of articles produced as background tutorials on subjects of interest to those designing new products. As different CPUs have became available this has lead to new development techniques and in particular to new ways of communicating between nodes.
The USB Multilink Universal FX
This greatly simplify the task of programming and debugging embedded target systems. They allow a PC to communicate with a target processor through a high-speed USB interface at the PC and a debug port at the micro. The PC can then control the microprocessor via the debug port of the target.
If you are unfamiliar with the use of "On-Chip-Debugging" we have a short tutorial
Both support the Cortex (see below † ) as well as the NXP/Freescale architectures
And have these Features
Target Frequency: 16Khz-50Mhz (applies to HCS08, RS08, CFV1, S12Z, or HCS12X only)
Target Auto-frequency detection for HC(S)12(X,Z), HCS08 + trimming capabilities for HCS08 devices.
Generates programming voltage on RESET line for RS08 devices.
Includes ribbon cables for all supported architecture
For Synchronous architectures such as the 683xx, HC16, Cortex, Kinetis, Qorivva, Coldfire V2-V4, Power Architecture PX Series and the DSC the communications can run at 4 to 10 times faster than the Universal or the USB Multilink Universal or the older parallel Multilink interfaces.
Also it can provide 200 mA power to target MCU and it provides I/O line clamping for added protection
Development Software support
By adding the Flash Programming Software these units can program Flash memory and EEPROMs on the chip or attached to it. They are suitable for both development and small production runs
As these chips are no longer being actively developed by NXP/Freescale call COMSOL to discuss interfacing with any development software you may wish to use. PEmicro can provide...
A simple command line assembler adequate for many small applications ( no linker but the source file can have multiple includes). It provides macros and conditional assembly.
A windows package that via the cable provides all the services of a debugger providing as it does access to the contents of variables and registers along with control of the CPU's execution via Breakpoints and Run commands.
A set of C library calls that provide an API for using the BDM interface. Ideal for those who need to write their own PC based test or diagnostics programs. The standard version includes a license for 5 units. The distribution version provides unlimited production of applications.
PPC 5xx/8xx Flash Programming Software
An interactive flash programming software package that allows you to program/reprogram both internal and external flash devices in-circuit, via a PEmicro interface cable. Perfect for development, production line programming, or field firmware upgrades. PEmicros products contains our entire library of setup files for this processor, and includes both interactive and command-line versions for use in development and production.
To see which Flash devices PEmicro support follow this link .
Flash memory functions are :
These Windows packages include a command line driven application,
Cyclone Launch a batch control system and a set of DLLs providing a range of features of
value when using the Cyclone in production situations :-
Basic Edition ----- Free Download ---- Controls a single Cyclone from a PC via USB or Ethernet allowing one Programming Image to be held on the Cyclone which does not have to be downloaded every time so increasing performance.
Professional Edition ----- Controls up to 3 Cyclones from a PC via USB or Ethernet, allowing up to 8 Programming Images, which do not have to be downloaded every time, to be changed on the fly and dynamic data such as serial numbers to manipulated from the PC. Supported devices can be programmed in parallel, even if they are different devices with different data.
Enterprise Edition ----- As for the Pro version but unlimited numbers of Cyclones may be controlled from a single PC, More than 8 images can exist on the Cyclones and Licences for 5 end user PCs are included. Also provided is a full description of the RS232 and Ethernet command Protocols so that non Windows users can implement similar functionality.
For more Information:
|For an overview of PEmicro products||Summary of PEmicro tools for programming most NXP/Freescale Families from HCS08 to PPC, Arm Cortex, Renesas, Hitachi and STMicro devices.|
|For information on BDM cables and software||How Background Debug Mode works as well as software using it including Debugger and Flash Programmer.|
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