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Philips ISP Software

Started by "Pont, Michael J." February 2, 2008
The latest version of the "Philips" ISP software I can find is from 2004
(and is still labelled Philips).

Anyone know of a later version?

(If not, surely it's time that NXP changed the name at least ..?)

Michael.

An Engineer's Guide to the LPC2100 Series

http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontrollers/support/software_download/l
pc2000/

Regards
Fabio Filippa

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: Pont, Michael J. [mailto:M...@tte-systems.com]
Inviato: sabato 2 febbraio 2008 12.38
A: l...
Oggetto: [lpc2000] Philips ISP Software

The latest version of the "Philips" ISP software I can find is from 2004

(and is still labelled Philips).

Anyone know of a later version?

(If not, surely it's time that NXP changed the name at least ..?)

Michael.
Thanks, Fabio,

This is the 2004 version. I'm hoping that some (from NXP?) can tell me
about a later version?

Still a useful tool, both for in-field upgrades and for teaching. Several
boards have USB/serial convertors included, which deals with the problems
caused by the demise of serial ports.

Michael.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fabio Filippa"

> http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontrollers/support/software_download/l
> pc2000/

>
> -----Messaggio originale-----
>
> The latest version of the "Philips" ISP software I can find is from 2004
> (and is still labelled Philips).
>
> Anyone know of a later version?
>
> (If not, surely it's time that NXP changed the name at least ..?)
>
> Michael.
--- In l..., "Pont, Michael J." wrote:
>
> Thanks, Fabio,
>
> This is the 2004 version. I'm hoping that some (from NXP?) can tell me
> about a later version?
>
> Still a useful tool, both for in-field upgrades and for teaching.
Several
> boards have USB/serial convertors included, which deals with the
problems
> caused by the demise of serial ports.
>
> Michael.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fabio Filippa"
>
> >
http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontrollers/support/software_download/l
> > pc2000/
>
> >
> > -----Messaggio originale-----
> >
> > The latest version of the "Philips" ISP software I can find is
from 2004
> > (and is still labelled Philips).
> >
> > Anyone know of a later version?
> >
> > (If not, surely it's time that NXP changed the name at least ..?)
> >
> > Michael.
>

I checked out your link and it's version V.2.2.0.
The one i'm using is V.2.2.3(added support for LPC214X) and i think
it's the latest version before NXP turned to Flash Magic.

Regards!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pont, Michael J."
To:
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [lpc2000] Philips ISP Software
> Thanks, Fabio,
>
> This is the 2004 version. I'm hoping that some (from NXP?) can tell me
> about a later version?

The executable is actually dated 2003. It has a bug, it locks up if Help >
About is selected.

Leon
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From: "ghetto_shinobi"

> I checked out your link and it's version V.2.2.0.
> The one i'm using is V.2.2.3(added support for LPC214X) and i think
> it's the latest version before NXP turned to Flash Magic.

Thanks.

As will be clear, I haven't made much use of ISP for a while (since I
discovered JTAG ...).

It sounds as though the real answer to my question is "Flash Magic". Is
this now considered to be the "standard" (and most up to date) ISP software?

Michael.
--- In l..., "Pont, Michael J." wrote:
>
> From: "ghetto_shinobi"
>
> > I checked out your link and it's version V.2.2.0.
> > The one i'm using is V.2.2.3(added support for LPC214X) and i think
> > it's the latest version before NXP turned to Flash Magic.
>
> Thanks.
>
> As will be clear, I haven't made much use of ISP for a while (since I
> discovered JTAG ...).
>
> It sounds as though the real answer to my question is "Flash Magic".
Is
> this now considered to be the "standard" (and most up to date) ISP
software?
>
> Michael.
>
Yes it supports most of NXP microcontrollers not only LPC2000.
Yeah i'm using JTAG along with H-Jtag for programming too.I just
happened to have Philips Utility from my first contact with LPC series
and i keep it in case of emergency.

Regards!
Yes I think v. 2.2.3 is the latest release.
I'm currently using this tool with a LPC2106 microcontroller and this
work well without trouble.
I've see into the last year that this software was updated then I think
the project is still open.

Regards
Fabio Filippa

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: Pont, Michael J. [mailto:M...@tte-systems.com]
Inviato: sabato 2 febbraio 2008 15.31
A: l...
Oggetto: Re: [lpc2000] Re: Philips ISP Software

From: "ghetto_shinobi"

> I checked out your link and it's version V.2.2.0.
> The one i'm using is V.2.2.3(added support for LPC214X) and i think
> it's the latest version before NXP turned to Flash Magic.

Thanks.

As will be clear, I haven't made much use of ISP for a while (since I
discovered JTAG ...).

It sounds as though the real answer to my question is "Flash Magic". Is
this now considered to be the "standard" (and most up to date) ISP
software?

Michael.
--- In l..., "Pont, Michael J." wrote:
>
> From: "ghetto_shinobi"
>
> > I checked out your link and it's version V.2.2.0.
> > The one i'm using is V.2.2.3(added support for LPC214X) and i think
> > it's the latest version before NXP turned to Flash Magic.
>
> Thanks.
>
> As will be clear, I haven't made much use of ISP for a while (since I
> discovered JTAG ...).
>
> It sounds as though the real answer to my question is "Flash Magic".
Is
> this now considered to be the "standard" (and most up to date) ISP
software?
>
> Michael.
>

I'm using JTAG and Flash Magic. I suppose I can remove my old Philips
ISP program from my hot links XP launch tray now.

Since my project has two parts, the basic controller with USB and
RS232 from the LPC2144 UART0 and UART1, my remote control plugs into
the main unit and I run Flash Magic through the main controller via
USB and the LPC2144 passes through (full duplex) to the remote display
unit to program its LPC2103 echoed through RS232...

For this, I can either use the Flash Magic in normal ISP fashion, (via
the USB --> RS232), or I can use my bootloader program that resides in
both units to program them from the PC via either USB OR RS232. Works
pretty good but took me a long time to get it all working.

This will make it fairly good for upgrading the products in the field
I think.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it !

boB
Many thanks to everyone who replied (on and off line) to my basic questions
about ISP.

For users of Windows, it appears that Flash Magic provides a pretty good
solution. From my brief experiments using an Olimex board with a USB /
serial convertor, this worked well. Not sure if they sell a "professional"
version of the tool (my free download doesn't permit use in the field).

I written up my experiences as a simple case study ("Chapter A4" -
http://www.tte-systems.com/books.php).

I've also added some new code examples for the Olimex LPC-E2294 board
(including a port of sEOS to this board, with a makefile that supports
generation of both .hex and .bin executable formats, for anyone who wants to
play with RapidiTTy Lite and Flash Magic).

I've also done some further updates (mainly based on feedback - thank you).

I hope to make some further progress with the CAN and Ethernet chapters over
the next few days.

Comments - as always - very welcome.

Michael.
TTE Systems Ltd.