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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 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
And have these Features
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
A parallel Multilink cable is also available if compatibility with older systems is required.
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 ColdFire Development options
NXP/Freescale CodeWarrior 10.6, Cosmic
-- Built in support for Multilink Universal & FX as well as Cyclone Universal for both Debugging and Programming
The PKG CF Pro includes a winIDE, Flash programmer along with a GCC compiler and an Assembler for the 5206, 5208, 5211, 5213, 523x, 5249, 5271, 5272, 5275, 5280, 5282 variants and an In Circuit Debugger with examples ready to run "out of the box". Individual elements can be purchased separately.
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.
ColdFire 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 :
Note that the Coldfire V1 chip uses a different interface (see ColdFireV1-BDM) and supporting software packages.
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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