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RM46 HDK Kit

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The RM46 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:

  • 337p BGA RM46 MCU, on board
  • On Board USB XDS100v2 JTAG
  • On Board SCI to USB Serial
  • 20pin ARM and MIPI JTAG connectors
  • 6 White NHET LEDs
  • 2 Tri-Color RGB NHET LEDs
  • 8MB SDRAM (EMIF)
  • Ambient light and temp sensor
  • 2 CAN transceivers
  • 1 RJ-45 ethernet port
  • 1 Micro SD card slot (SPI mode)
  • 1 USB host herder and 1 SUB device connector

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


Kit Contents[edit]

Included in the kit are the following items:

  • The RM46 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[edit]

To order see TMDXRM46HDK Hercules Development Kit

HDK Board Schematic[edit]

Design files are available spnr032 available for download from the TMDXRM46HDK Tool Folder. This includes:

  • Schematic in PDF format and Orcad(TM) .DSN Format
  • Layout file in Orcad(TM) .BRD Format
  • PCB Gerber Files
  • Schematic Symbol used in this design. (1)

(1) For new designs, please use the vendor-neutral symbol/footprint files and reader/converter available for download from http://webench.ti.com.


HDK Quick Start[edit]

A digital version of the Quick Start Guide included in the kit is available here: RM46_HDK_Quick_Start_.pdf


HDK User Guide[edit]

A digital version of the User Guide included in the kit is available here: [1]


Example Programs[edit]

A website containing HDK example programs for CCS4.2 IDE can be found here: RM46_HDK_Sample_Code.zip


Example Expansion Board Design[edit]

HDK Experimenter


Support[edit]


Important Links[edit]

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