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RM42 HDK Kit

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The RM42 Hercules Development Kit (HDK) is ideal for evaluating and starting development with the Hercules platform of safety microcontrollers. The kit is comprised of a development board, a DC power supply, a mini-B USB cable, and Ethernet cable and a software installation DVD. The development board features an on board XDS100v2 JTAG emulator along with access to several key communication and peripheral interfaces. The HDK features:

  • 100p QFP RM42 MCU, on board
  • On Board USB XDS100v2 JTAG
  • On Board SCI to USB Serial
  • 20pin ARM JTAG connectors
  • 20pin TI JTAG header
  • 4 White NHET LEDs
  • Ambient light and temp sensor
  • 2 CAN transceivers
  • 1 Micro SD card slot (SPI mode)

More information specific to the RM48 Hercules MCU family can be found on the RM4 wiki page.


Kit Contents

Included in the kit are the following items:

  • The RM42 Hercules development board
  • A DVD-ROM that includes:
  • HDK quick start, and user guide
  • CodeComposer Studio v4.2 IDE
  • Flash Programming Utility
  • HALCoGen Peripheral Drivers Generation Tool
  • HET Simulator/Debugger w/ Synapticad WaveViewer
  • Example programs for the RM48 Development Kit


Not included:

  • 12V power supply

Below are two options that electrically and mechanically will work with the HDK:

  • 12V output, 2A max output current
  • Positive center
  • Barrel plug (2.1mmx5.5mm)
  • Output Protection: Short Circuit, Over Voltage, Over Current
  • Safety approvals: CB, CE, UL, FCC, PSE, LPS, BSMI, RCM, and CCC
  • 12V output, 2A max output current
  • Positive center
  • Barrel plug (2.1mmx5.5mm)
  • Output Protection: Short Circuit, Over Voltage, Over Current
  • Safety approvals: UL/cUL, CCC, RCM, PSE


How to Order Kit

To order see TMDXRM42HDK Hercules Development Kit


HDK Board Schematic

The PDF format schematic drawings for the RM42 HDK is available here: RM42_HDK_Schematics.pdf

The Cadence Capture Format format schematic drawings for the RM42 HDK is available here: RM42_HDK_Schematics.zip

The Cadence Allegro PCB layout board file for the RM42 HDK is available here: RM42_HDK_Layout.zip

The gerber files for the RM42 HDK are available here: RM42_HDK_Gerber_FILES.zip

The BOM for the RM42 HDK are available here: RM42_HDK_BOM.zip


HDK User Guide

A digital version of the User Guide included in the kit is available here: RM42 HDK User Guide


Example Expansion Board Design

HDK Experimenter


Support


Important Links

  • Visit the RM4 Homepage www.ti.com/rm4 for the latest information on upcoming products and RM4 announcements.