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After supplying all your Embedded Development
Tool needs for 42 years
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
Stay well I wish you all success in your future projects.
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.
All 68HC08 have on the chip a small monitor (MON08) which links to the outside world via two of the chips pins and which is used by developers to test programs and to program those chips containing Flash or EEPROM, A circuit is available that converts these signals to RS232 (its a non-standard protocol) but its functions are limited. PEmicro have developed the Cyclone Universal and its software around this interface that provide a significant improvement over the standard NXP/Freescale offering
† 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.
A Software Development Kit is available that allows multiple Cyclones to be driven by a single CPU for economical operation in large production environments.
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:
|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
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