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RM48 HDK Kit

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The RM48 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 RM48 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

Included in the kit are the following items:

  • The RM48 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

See TMDSRM48HDK Hercules Development Kit

HDK Board Schematic

Rev D

Rev E

  • The PDF format schematic drawings for the RM48 HDK is available here: HDK Schematics PDF
  • The Cadence Capture Format format schematic drawings for the RM48 HDK is available here: HDK Schematics DSN
  • The gerber files for the RM48 HDK are available here: HDK Gerber Files
  • The BOM for the RM48 HDK are available here: HDK BOM
  • The Rev D to Rev E Engineering Change Notice (ECN) is available here: HDK ECN Rev D to Rev E

HDK Quick Start

A digital version of the Quick Start Guide included in the kit is available here: RM48_HDK_Quick_Start_.pdf


HDK User Guide

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


Example Programs

A website containing HDK example programs for CCS4.2 IDE can be found here: RM48_HDK_Sample_Code.zip

RM48 HDK Connectivity Test CCS5.x Project: RM48_HDK_Connectivity_Test.zip


Example Expansion Board Design

HDK Experimenter


Support


Important Links

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