Computer Solutions Ltd
 Advanced Search
 
 

After supplying all your  Embedded Development Tool needs for 42 years
 Computer Solutions Ltd and its web shop are now closed.

  

 
 

 Having reached the grand old age of 75 it is time to relax and fulfil other ambitions.

 Its been an exciting ride with you, our customers, often on the bleeding edge of technology
 and I thank you for your friendship, your trust, and your orders.

Stay well        I wish you all success in your future projects.

Chris Stephens.

 

R1

     But what to do with the web site ?  It has taken >12 man years of work to create a repository of knowledge on many aspects of the art and science of embedded microprocessor development and even after closing the shop it still gets over 4,000 visitors per month.  So as a service to my customers I have decide to keep it live providing my technical insights on the products and then redirecting viewers to sites where they can purchase the items they used to buy from us. Follow the link   "Home"

       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.

 

Home Information Zone

 

For PEmicro customers, prior to closing COMSOL, I was looking around for someone who could provide the sort of Engineer to Engineer support that we have always been proud to supply and I think I have found what I was looking for.
 

eVision are PEmicros German distributor and I think can offer that level of service so after some discussion I have entered into a marketing arrangement with them. They have been selling PE in Germany for 2 years long enough to put together a comprehensive Web site and to get to know the products. They hold good stocks and  they have EU->UK sales, shipping covered.

 I would appreciate it if you would tell them COMSOL sent you next time you need PE parts.

 eVision is run by

Werner Schoeppner

 

eVision Systems

Jahnstr. 12

Forstinning, Germany 85661

0049 8121-2208-0

wschoeppner@evision-systems.de

https://evision-webshop.de/PEmicro

 

You can still browse COMSOLs PE section of the web site which starts here and which I will retain for those who know their way around it.

PEmicro Low Cost Programming and Development Tools
 for Embedded Micros


Rather than relying on In-Circuit-Emulators, to support development, most modern embedded microprocessor chips include programming and debugging capabilities built into the chip itself called variously On-Chip-Debug, BDM (background debug mode)/JTAG/SWD/SDI.  PEmicro pioneered some of these techniques and their products are included in many NXP/Freescale EVB packages.  These tools are now available to work with a number of popular Microprocessor families.  We can supply PEmicro's extensive range of tools from stock, including interfaces, flash programming software, in-circuit debuggers and assembler/editors. These products are full 32/64 bit windows apps that will run on all current Windows OS. 

See our short tutorial -- "On chip" programming and development  

 

PEmicros product range covers a wide spectrum of requirements so we hope that the table below will help you to choose the best one for both your current and long term needs.  If you are still having problems please email us with details of your application.  We recommend the Cyclones for high volumes such as production programming.

 

 Which PEmicro Product
 to buy ?

Debug and Program

ARM Cortex

  M0-4  

 

Kinetis

 

NXP/Freescale   HC Families PPC STMicro Renesas Hitachi

 

08 S08 12S,X Coldfire 16  &  CPU32 5xx/8xx Qorivva/S32 STM32 SPC5x STM8   RC8 RL78  M16C M32C H8 H8S/Tiny
USB ML ACP cable  

 

   

 

           

 

                           
USB ML Universal Cable  

 

   

 

         

 

USB ML Universal FX  Cable            

 

 

                           
Cyclone Universal

 LC

               

Programming

 

 

Cyclone Universal FX              

Programming

 

Programming

 

Programming

 

Cyclone Arm    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyclone Arm FX    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARM Cortex M4 currently supports the following families:  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.  For latest list of chips see http://www.pemicro.com/cyclone/index.cfm#support and also as a wide range of on and off chip SPI and off chip flash memories.  HC12Z, Coldfire V1, RS08, SPC55xx/56xx/57xx, DSC, MAC7xxx, MCF5272 and MCF5206(E)

 

Why Pay extra for the FX version ?........the most important reason is that for those chips marked with a star the download speed is 3 - 5 times faster.


 

Development tools for ARM Cortex
 

Lots of options...its up to you
depending on the Software environment you wish to use

NXP/Freescale CodeWarrior 10.6,   IAR  Embedded  Workbench,   Keil  µVision, Cosmic IDE & ZAP

--  All have built in support for  Cyclone Universal,   Multilink Universal LC and Multilink Universal FX interfaces for both Debugging and Programming

KDS  Kinetis Design Studio  and   AtollicTrueSTUDIO   
 --   These use the free PEmicro GDB Kinetis server to link to the PC via    
Cyclone Universal LC, Multilink Universal or Multilink Universal FX interfaces for Debugging and Programming

OpenSDA and  OSJTAG  
--  Can also be configured to use a Free GDB Server which can be upgraded to support the PEmicro interfaces once development has moved on from the EVB stage

See   This page  for Kinetis development choices

See   This page  for other Cortex development choices

 

Standalone Flash Programming  
With any of the Cyclone Flash Programmers for ARM

 

Cyclone Range of On Chip Flash Programmers

Cyclone

An introduction to this family of On Chip Development and Production Programmers

Cyclone Universal LC

The Cyclone Universal provide both Programming and debug facilities for

HC08/S08/HC12 inc S,X,Z variants and ColdFire V1,V2-4, Power MPC5xx/8xx, Qorivva MPC55xx/56xx/57xx, STM32, STM 8 and SPC56 families, Plus all the ARM chips in the list below

Cyclone for ARM® Cortex

These will debug and program the internal flash of Cortex M0-4 series chips from

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

STM32, STM 8 and SPC56 families.

Cyclone Universal Fx will also, with adapters  program the internal flash and where available external flash for R8C, RH850, RL78, RX600, M16C, M16C/80, M32C, H8 and H8S/Tiny families.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

Current NXP/Freescale Microcontroller families

ARM Cortex

These ARM based CPUs all have On-Chip-Debugging and PEmicro produce a range of USB interfaces between the PC and the chip with supporting software which can be used for Flash Programming or program debugging.

ColdFire

These CPUs all have an interface included on the CPU called BDM that provides a simple debugging mechanism. PEmicro produce parallel, USB and Ethernet interfaces between the PC and this BDM ColdFire standard. Software is available to support that interface for  flash programming, debugging and production testing. PEmicro also have a development board, complete debugger and GCC compiler with examples ready to run "out of the CD box". The Cyclone Universal LC provides both PC based development as well as PC and standalone production programming capabilities. Coldfire V1 is supported by its own software but by the same interfaces as the 68HC12

PPC Qorivva 55xx/56xx/57xx (AKA Nexus)

It  has a JTAG interface and PEmicro provide a USB PC interface to it along with software that includes a Flash Programmer a complete debugger and GCC compiler with examples ready to run "out of the CD box"  The Cyclone LC provides both PC based development as well as PC and standalone production programming capabilities. 

68HC12, HCS12 X&Z

These CPUs all have a special interface included on the CPU called BDM that provides a simple debugging mechanism. PEmicro produce parallel, USB and Ethernet interfaces between the PC and this BDM HC12 standard. Software is available to support those interfaces for debugging, flash programming and production testing.  Coldfire V1 is supported by the same interfaces as the 68HC12

68HCS08/RS08

Like the HC12 these CPUs have a BDM interface that provides a simple debugging mechanism. PEmicro produce USB and Ethernet interfaces between the PC and this BDM. Software is available to support those interfaces for Flash programming, debugging and production testing. 

Legacy  NXP/Freescale Microprocessors

68HC08

All 68HC08s have, built into the chip, a small software monitor (MON08) which links to the outside world via designated pins and which can be used by developers to test programs and to program chips that contain Flash or EEPROM.  PEmicro provides USB interfaces to this non standard serial protocol and a free set of development software.

68HC32 & 32+

Power PC 5xx/8xx    68HC16   &    MCORE

These CPUs such as the 68332 all have a special interface included on the CPU called BDM that provides a simple debugging mechanism. PEmicro produces interfaces between the PC and this BDM. Software is available to support that interface for Flash programming, debugging and production testing.

 

For prices of all these PEmicro products visit eVision Systems Web Shop

 

Home Information Zone
 
Computer Solutions Ltd
87 Briar Road,  Shepperton,  Middx,  TW17 0JB
 
Telephone: +44 (0) 77 4342 2526   
Email: sales@computer-solutions.co.uk      Web: www.computer-solutions.co.uk
 
Copyright © 2021 Computer Solutions Ltd