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Guide to using 16bit tower boards with MC9S12GN32 MCU

Posted: 12 Sep 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tower boards? rapid prototyping? debug module?

Here is a comprehensive guideline on how to get started using tower boards. It provides information on its available expansion peripherals, and how to start rapid prototyping with Freescale 16bit microcontrollers.

The tower controller modules are demonstration boards and kits that can be used for low cost microcontroller development and evaluation. The tower boards are designed to interface with the Freescale Tower System, a modular development platform which aids in rapid prototyping and tool-reuse. An integrated open-source background debug module, software tools, and examples provided with the tower boards make application development and debug quick and easy. The TWR-S12GN32 board features the MC9S12GN32, a 16bit MCU focused on low-cost, high-performance, and a low pincount. The MC9S12G family is intended to bridge the gap between high-end 8bit MCUs and high-performance 16bit MCUs. The MC9S12G family is targeted to generic automotive applications requiring CAN or LIN/J2602 communications. This guide shows how to quickly connect the board to a host PC, and execute a demonstration application for getting this device up and running.

After reading this application note you will capabilities of a given tower board. Additionally, you are provided an example application that can be run on the S12GN32 tower board.

View the PDF document for more information.

Originally published by Freescale Semiconductor Inc. at as "Introduction to the 16bit Tower Boards Using the MC9S12GN32".

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