In-circuit programmer for ARM Cortex devices connects via Ethernet, USB or Serial Port

June 25, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Computer Solutions has released an in-circuit programmer that supports ARM Cortex devices from Freescale, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and NXP. Once the Cyclone is configured, programming operations may be completed in one touch with or without a PC, says the manufacturer.

The Cyclone and the target being programmed may be local to the PC or connected remotely via Ethernet. Multiple Cyclones on the network can easily be detected and controlled from the same PC. In addition, the Cyclone for ARM devices has been specifically designed with features like voltage protection technology in order to withstand the rigors of a production environment.

In Stand-Alone Mode, the Cyclone for ARM devices is configured and loaded with one or more programming images. Control of the Cyclone may then be automated using a PC (e.g., for large production runs), or the Cyclone can be operated independently of the PC (e.g., forfield updates). An LCD screen facilitates configuration and operation of the unit.

The display's menu-based navigation allows the user to easily select the image to be programmed when the Cyclone for ARM devices contains multiple programming images. The unit works with the Freescale Kinetis (K, L), STM32, TI-(Stellaris - LM3S, LM4F), NXP (M0, M3, M4) ARM families. It supports 10 and 20 pin JTAG and SWD modes and works with 1.8V-5V targets. The unit also includes software for flash programming on chip memory of all supported CPUs and external Flash devices.

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