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RM48 USB Kit

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The RM48 Hercules USB Kit can be used to quickly evaluate code development and performance of the RM48 MCU. It includes the IEC61508 SIL3 certified RM48 which has dual Cortex-R4F ARM CPU's running in lockstep, 3MB of on-chip Flash, 256KB of RAM, and a enhanced set of peripheral modules. Several key features include:

  • Powered by USB only - no power supply required
  • LEDs, Temp Sensor, Light Sensor, Accelerometer and CAN transceiver
  • Access to select peripheral pins
  • On board emulation - no need for external JTAG emulator

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

Kit Contents

Included in the kit are the following items:

  1. RM48L950 Hercules USB Development Stick
  2. USB Extender Cable
  3. Mini Flashlight
  4. Quick Start Guide
  5. Software Installation DVD
  • CodeComposer Studio v4.2.4 IDE
  • Flash programming integrated into CCS
  • HALCoGen Peripheral Drivers Generation Tool
  • HET GUI/Simulator/Assembler including Synapticad WaveViewer
  • Demo Project/Code Examples

How to Order Kit

To order the RM48 Hercules USB Kit, visit the [1].

To learn more about other RM48 Development Kits, visit the [2] webpage.

USB Stick Schematic

The schematic drawings for the RM48 USB Stick are available here: RM48_USB_STICK_SCHEMATICS.pdf

USB Stick Gerber Files

The Gerber files necessary for fabricating the RM48 USB Stick are available here: RM48 USB STICK

Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide included in the RM48 USB kit contains an overview of the board components as well as instructions for setting up the software and connecting the USB stick. A digital version of the Quick Start Guide can be found here: Quick Start Guide.pdf


Important Links

  • Visit the RM48 Homepage for the latest information on upcoming products and TMS570 announcements.