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ST rolls toolkit for uPSD3400 MCU

Posted: 28 Jul 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:stmicroelectronics? st? development toolkit? upsd3400? microcontroller?

Development toolkit for uPSD3400STMicroelectronics (ST) unveiled a development toolkit to support its 10MIPs 8-bit USB2.0 uPSD3400 microcontrollers (mcus).

Priced just below $200, the new toolkitthe DK3400provides users with a complete development platform which includes all the hardware and software tools required to develop and debug an embedded design based on the uPSD3400 Turbo Plus series of 8-bit embedded flash MCUs.

The DK3400 kit combines optimized software and hardware tools from two tool vendors: Keil's uVision3 and the Rkit IDE (RIDE) from Raisonance. Evaluation versions of the Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) from both companies are included in each toolkit. Both of these software development tools provide simple initialization of uPSD projects, including automatically generated startup and header files specific to the uPSD family. Both also support the advanced JTAG debug features of the uPSD3400, including single-step, program trace, code coverage and advanced breakpoints.

The required JTAG debugging hardwareULINK from Keil and RLINK-ST from Raisonanceis also provided in the kit. In addition, the Rkit IDE includes a full-featured debugger, with no code size limits, that supports most 8051 compilers.

The DK3400 kit consists of a motherboard with a detachable daughterboard. The motherboard includes sockets for extension boards, a 132 x 22 dot matrix display with Chinese font support, an RS-232 connector, and a PS/2 connector for an external keyboard. Meanwhile, the ED3K4 daughter board features dual USB connectors; one to support the USB function of the uPSD3400 series, the other providing the USB connection for the embedded RLINK-ST USB to JTAG adapter, which is implemented in hardware on the board. The daughter board also includes a 14-pin JTAG connector, a second RS-232 connection, an IrDA transceiver, and pad space for an optional user-supplied NAND flash chip.

Each DK3400 kit ships with ST's PSDsoft Express, which is used for the initial configuration of the uPSD memory map and I/O. The toolkits include full documentation, with a printed color quick start guide, a user manual and datasheet on CD, demonstration software and example code, all the required cables, and a power supply.

With a suggested resale price of $199, the DK3400 provides a comprehensive development platform for the new series.

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