In-Circuit Emulators for 8051 Devices. | TMS320VC5416
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Operations of NG Platinum Trainer 8051
This is the function selection screen indicating all the available functions:
As you can see, this graphical LCD module can display up to 8 lines of text with 21 characters in each line. Using the keyboard, you can easily key in program in assembly language. Since you see more lines, it is easy to follow the flow of the program.
Now you can view more of memory contents and you can edit memory locations. You can use all the arrow keys to navigate around the memory space.
You can see the contents of most of the registers in a single screen and edit the register contents.
Program debugging is the frequently used task during application development. When you see more useful information, then you can understand and finish your programs faster. During debugging, you can see the contents of all the registers at the same time and keep debugging the program without leaving the command. In addition, you can do all of this in very few clicks.
As you can see, the most difficult part of the program development is made very much easier.
Program File management.
A serial EEPROM of capacity 64KByte is available on board to keep your application programs in storage with file management facilities. You can store a new file, delete any one or load one into the RAM area with ease.
Serial Port Testing
To experiment with the microcontroller's serial port, you need not take it to any computer. Built-in facilities are available, thanks to the SOC. You can activate the SOC's serial port for this task and then you can verify how the serial port of the microcontroller behaves during serial transmission under your program control.
On board facilities are available to test major peripheral features of the microcontroller like Timers/ Counters, Interrupts and the I/O lines. Apart from all this, RTC and EEPROM devices connected with the controller also can be tested. Suitable point LEDs, Switches are available for an effective interaction with the microcontroller.
All relevant code snippets are made available as Demo programs for your convenience.
Platinum trainers come with self-diagnostic capabilities to check the health and performance of the microcontroller, health of the memory area and the power supplies. At a press of a key, all these parts are properly tested and the test results are displayed for your reference. With these special features, you can test the operating condition of the trainer whenever it is required.
As you can see, the Platinum trainers come with enough space to accommodate two add on boards in the trainer itself to add more application specific circuits. This hardware can be permanently mounted in the board itself. Apart from adding two boards, you can expand off the board features of the trainer using a third connector.
Topview IDE with C Compiler
As you know already, the Platinum trainer, in the standalone operating environment is most suitable for the Assembly Language Program development. Now, combining the trainer with a personal computer along with the Topview Integrated Environment, you can get the most sophisticated working environment to develop C applications.
Topview IDE is the professional development environment that comes with all the required facilities to undertake the application code development. It contains a Text Editor to develop the code, supports the SDCC compiler for the 8051 devices and has the facility to debug your target code in all possible ways. Keeping the Platinum trainer as the hardware platform, you can easily develop the code and verify the same with ease and confidence.
Since the total environment is very much professional one, whatever you learn using the Platinum trainer will be exactly meeting industrial requirements for sure.
You can develop all your applications as Projects and each of these Projects contains all relevant files meant for that application.
Then, during the debugging, all the required facilities like SingleStep, BreakPoints, and StepOver execution options are available to arm you to manage the tough tasks without much effort.
Topview IDE is also supports mixed mode programs to encourage you to combine both C code and Assembly language as and when it is required. As a whole, the Topview IDE motivates you to take up the most difficult part of any project.
As a whole, the Topview IDE motivates you to take up the most difficult part of any project development, the Debugging, with confidence! You can now see few screen shots of the Topview IDE in action!!
New Project Dialog Box
Template Created by Topview IDE for a ‘C’ Project
Clear View Window for Assembly Program Development
Mixed Mode View