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What hardware is needed to use the Philips Flash Utility?

Started by ooggie01 February 13, 2005

I have a Philips LPC-MT-2106 development board from Olimex
(http://www.olimex.com/dev/lpc-mt.html). I want to be able to use
the Philips LPC2000 Flash Utility, which seems to only operate
through the com ports.

Is there a serial cable that connects to the JTAG on my board? If
so, where can I buy it and would it allow me to use the Flash
Utility? If not, then what cable should I buy so that I can use the
Flash Utility? Can I simply buy a serial to parallel converter so
that I can use my parallel port JTAG programmer through the com port?

Thanks!

Thomas



An Engineer's Guide to the LPC2100 Series

Thomas,

> Is there a serial cable that connects to the JTAG on my board?

maybe there is some sort of adapter, but why would you want to?

> If not, then what cable should I buy so that I can use the
> Flash Utility? Can I simply buy a serial to parallel converter so
> that I can use my parallel port JTAG programmer through the com port?

All you need is a simple Sub-D 9 to Sub-D 9 cable with 1-1 connections,
assuming, your PC is equipped with Sub-D 9 pin connectors fro the COM
ports.

hth
-uwe


At 10:33 AM 2/13/05 +0100, Uwe Arends wrote:
> > Is there a serial cable that connects to the JTAG on my board?
>
>maybe there is some sort of adapter, but why would you want to?


There is an adapter. See
http://www.aeolusdevelopment.com/Articles/InSystemProgramming.html

It contains the necessary level convertors and (program controlled)
pull-downs and connects to a standard ISP header. It works with all three
of the publicly available serial ISP programs I know of and uses the
automatic reset/ISP mode pins. There's also an isolated version.

> > If not, then what cable should I buy so that I can use the
> > Flash Utility? Can I simply buy a serial to parallel converter so
> > that I can use my parallel port JTAG programmer through the com port?
>
>All you need is a simple Sub-D 9 to Sub-D 9 cable with 1-1 connections,
>assuming, your PC is equipped with Sub-D 9 pin connectors fro the COM
>ports.


The standard ISP header takes up rather less room than the D-sub + level
converters. So it will save you room and cost if you are doing more than a
couple of boards.

Having said that for the Philips evaluation board a Dsub to Dsub cable may
make more sense. Especially if they have an easy way to switch to/from
programming mode. It would also be fairly simple to wire the ISP header
into the prototyping area.

Robert

" 'Freedom' has no meaning of itself. There are always restrictions,
be they legal, genetic, or physical. If you don't believe me, try to
chew a radio signal. "

Kelvin Throop, III



I have a Philips LPC-MT-2106 development board from Olimex. I am
facing some problem downloading a new program with the LPC 2000
Philips flash utility.
Is there anyone that can give me some suggestion ?



hi
I have used the same board for one of my project.
put jumper on BSL (2 pin berg stick on board) and then sw on the power and use phillips flash utility to program it.

connect only one to one 9 pin D connector between the board and pc.
No extra hardware is required.

to run the program, sw off the system, take out the BSL jumper and sw on.

good luck.

Santosh Jha gino_cecchettin <> wrote:

I have a Philips LPC-MT-2106 development board from Olimex. I am
facing some problem downloading a new program with the LPC 2000
Philips flash utility.
Is there anyone that can give me some suggestion ? document.write('');

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