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68HC12 and HCS12 development tools

For more details of HC12 and HCS12 products

 


NXP/Freescale have converted the 68HC12 range to use the newer technology with the HCS12 (faster and with a lower minimum voltage) also known as Star 12 or MC9S12 found on the chips such as the MC9S12DP256 as well as the S12X and 12Z

BDM Cables

PEmicro's range of interfaces provides access to the Background Debug Mode (BDM) on all the 68HC(S)12 family microprocessor. They acts as the hardware interface between a PCs port and a standard 6 pin background debug header on the target system.

 

 

 

The USB Multilink Universal Interfaces

These 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 MCF55xx/56xx/57xx processor.

 

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

There are  two models in the range  -  The  Universal  which is lower cost and the  Universal - FX  which provides significant performance improvements.

Both support the Cortex (see below † ) as well as the NXP/Freescale architectures

Kinetis   (JTAG and SWD), HCS08, RS08, HC(S)12(X), S12Z, ColdFire V1, +V1 and  V2 - 4, Qorivva and  DSC

And have these Features

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

Target Frequency: 16Khz-50Mhz (applies to HCS08, RS08, ColdFire V1, 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

    

 

The USB Multilink Universal FX

As well as supporting all the architectures listed for the Universal, in addition, these are supported:-

      683xx / CPU32, HC16, MPC5xx/8xx and Power Architecture® PX series

For Synchronous architectures such as the Cortex, 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 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

PEmicro Products support a wide range of HC12 Development options

 NXP/Freescale CodeWarrior 10.6,   Cosmic

--   Built in support for Multilink Universal & FX as well as Cyclone Universal and Cyclone Max for both Debugging and Programming

Assembler 

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.

Integrated Development Environment 

WinIDE is a windows package that includes a configurable text editor and provides the ability to launch a range of other programs from within its centralised operation.  Includes the Assembler.

In Circuit Debugger

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.

Flash Programmer

Using the BDM cable to interface between a PC and a target processor this windows software package will program either on chip or external flash memory or on chip EEPROM.
 

Unit programs  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.

 

HC12 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 : 

Program P&E Programmer screen shot
Verify
Blank check
Upload
Display
Erase

 

Cyclone Universal On Chip flash programmer and Debugger

 

 

Works with Kinetis, ARM Cortex , ColdFireV1--4,
  MPC55xx/56xx/57xx 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, NXP/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.

 

 

PEmicro'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

 

 

 

Cyclone Automated Control Package

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 prices of HC12, S12 and S12X and Z products visit this page of our Web Shop

 

 

For more Information:

For an overview of PEmicro products Summary of PEmicro tools for programming most NXP/Freescale NXP/Families from HCS08 to PPC,  Arm Cortex, Renesas, Hitachi and STMicro devices.
For information on BDM cables and software How Background Debug Mode works,  software using it including Debugger and Flash Programmer.


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