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    Kit Overview


    The RM46 Hercules Development KitRM46 Hercules Development Kit is ideal for getting started on development with the RM46 series of the Hercules family of safety microcontrollers. The development board features RJ45 10/100 Ethernet, USB-A Host, and USB-B Device Interfaces along with an on board XDS100v2 JTAG emulator and access to all peripheral pins. The kit is comprised of a development board, a DC power supply, a mini-B USB cable, an Ethernet cable and a software installation DVD that includes Code Composer Studio IDE, HALCoGen, nowFlash, demo software and code examples.


    The RM46L852 is a high performance microcontroller family for safety systems. The safety architecture includes Dual CPUs in lockstep, CPU and Memory Built-In Self Test (BIST) logic, ECC on both the Flash and the data SRAM, parity on peripheral memories, and loop back capability on peripheral IOs.


    The RM46L852  integrates the ARM® Cortex™-R4F Floating Point CPU which offers an efficient 1.66DMIPS/MHz, and has configurations which can run up to 220MHz providing up to 365 DMIPS.


    The RM46L852RM46L852 has 1.25MB integrated Flash and 192KB data RAM configurations with single bit error correction and double bit error detection. The flash memory on this device is a nonvolatile, electrically erasable and programmable, implemented with a 64-bit-wide data bus interface. The flash operates on a 3.3V supply input (same level as I/O supply) for all read, program and erase operations. When in pipeline mode, the flash operates with a system clock frequency of up to 220MHz. The SRAM supports single-cycle read/write accesses in byte, halfword, and word modes throughout the supported frequency range.


    Key Applications: Industrial Safety Applications (Industrial Automation, Safe PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers), Power Generation and Distribution,Turbines and Windmills,Elevators and Escalators), Medical Applications (Ventilators, Defibrillators, Infusion and Insulin pumps, Radiation therapy, Robotic surgery)

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    Development Tools


    Software Development Tools:

    Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
    IDETexas InstrumentsCode Composer Studio (CCStudio)TI ARM MCUsCCStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for TI embedded   processor families. CCStudio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes   compilers for each of TI's device families, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators,   real-time operating system and many other features. Learn More
    IDEARMKeil MDK-ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / ARM7™ / ARM9™The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex™-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7™ and ARM9™   processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn and use, yet   powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications. Learn More
    RTOSMicriumµC/OS-IIITI ARM MCUsμC/OS-III is Micrium’s newest RTOS, designed for developers who need to save time on their current and next embedded sytem projects. Using a commercial real-time kernel such as μC/OS-III provides a solid foundation and framework to the design engineer dealing with the growing complexity of embedded designs. Learn More



    SEGGER embOS (Real Time Operating System) follows strict, yet efficient coding and documentation standards. embOS is a priority-controlled real time operating system, designed to be used as foundation for the development of embedded real-time applications. Learn More



    Hardware Development Tools:


    Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
    Emulator / Debugger / ProgrammerARMULINK2ULINK2ARM Cortex™-M  / ARM7™ / ARM9™ULINK2 Debug Adapter
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    EmulatorSeggerJ-LinkJ-LinkARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface
    ProgrammerSeggerFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™Flash Programmer for ARM and Cortex cores



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    Technical Documents

    Learning Center


    User GuideTI: User Guide for RM46x Hercules Development Kit (HDK)
    Reference ManualTI: Technical Reference Manual for RM46x 16/32-Bit RISC Flash Microcontroller
    DatasheetTI: Datasheet for RM46L852 16/32-BIT RISC Flash Microcontroller
    Product BriefTI: Product Brief for SafeTI System Design Packages for Functional Safety
    Product BriefTI: Product Brief for Hercules™ RM4 ARM Safety MCUs
    Design Elements


    Application LibraryTexas Instruments: Application Library for Hercules Safety MCU Cortex-R4 CMSIS DSP
    SchematicsTI: Schematics for RM46 Hercules Development Kit (HDK) Board
    LayoutTI: Layout for RM46 Hercules Development Kit (HDK) Board
    LayoutTI: Gerber file for RM46 Hercules Development Kit (HDK) Board



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    Kit Features

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    The HDK comes with a full complement of on board devices that suit a wide variety of application environments. Key features include:
    • A Hercules RM46L852RM46L852 337-pin BGA microcontroller
    • Integrated USB JTAG Emulator (XDS100v2)
    • External JTAG Headers ( ARM® 20 pin and TI Compact 20-pin CTI)
    • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet interface
    • One USB host connector and one USB device connector
    • Two CAN transceivers (SN65HVDA541Q1) and screw terminal blocks
    • One ambient light sensor
    • One ambient temperature sensor
    • Microcontroller’s serial communication interface (SCI) universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) accessible through a USB virtual COM port
    • One 8MB SDRAM
    • Eight user programmable white LEDs around the MCU silicon
    • One user programmable pushbutton
    • Three expansion connectors for hardware prototyping
    • Reset pushbuttons (nPORRST and nRST)
    • One SD card slot (SPI mode)
    • Embedded trace macrocell (ETM) debug interface via MIPI connector
    • Configurable pin mux options
    • 5 V and 3.3 V analog-to-digital converter (ADC) option jumper
    • Current measurement capability for 3.3 V IO, 1.2 V core, 1.2 V core, 1.2 V PLL, 3.3 V or 5 V ADC, and 3.3 V VCCP
    • Accepts an external power supply between +5V and +12V




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    Kit Contents


    The Texas Instruments TMDXRM46HDKTMDXRM46HDK Hercules Development Kit contains everything needed to develop and run applications for RM46L852RM46L852 microcontrollers including:

    • Board:
      • RM46 Card
    • Cables and Accessories
      • 12 V power supply with power adapters for US, or Europe
      • Type A to mini B USB cable for using on board XDS100V2 JTAG emulator
      • Ethernet cable
      • Flashlight for light sensor demo
    • CCS DVD Containing:
      • Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environments (IDE)
    • Hercules DVD Containing:
      • Hercules Safety Demos
      • Hardware Abstraction Layer Code Generator (HALCoGen)
      • Training Videos
      • Device Documentation



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