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FLASH/OTP Programming tools

  • FLASH Programming tool (On-Board Programming type)

    This is small, inexpensive on-board type programming tool corresponding to TOSHIBA's FLASH microcomputers. This is capable of writing/erasing/verifying a program in the built-in FLASH memory.

     

     

    FLASH Programmer has been occasionally added with corresponding devices or improved on operability. Always download the latest version from our website for use (Use version 2.03 or later for FLASH Writer).
    To use the BM1401W0A-G, you need to install USB driver on the host PC.Download USB driver from FLASH programmer's page of our website for use.

     

    Check the product names and numbers at this website
    When purchasing a product, check the latest information at this web site. The product number of each product and the manufacturer's latest information can be checked with the search system of this web site. If the product number of your development target microcomputer is searched for, the information on the development system products will be displayed together with the detailed information on the microcomputers. The product information is also provided in "Product Numbers List" and "Comprehensive List (Microcomputers)" under "Document" for your use.

    FLASH Writer

    Specifications

    Specifications of FLASH Writer
    Writing Mode On-board/serial
    Host interface USB2.0
    Power Supply Supplied from the USB bus power.
    (Note) Capable of supplying the power from the writer body to a target board. (Up to 200 mA, 3.3 V/5.0 V selectable)
    Dimensions Approx. 28.5 mm x 77.0 mm x 18.5 mm
    Weight Approx. 30g

     

    Target Devices

    For the support information of each device, see " Part Number Search . "

     

    Usage

    Available for development/mass-production.

     

    Features

    • Available for on-board programming.
    • USB connection to a host PC.
    • Switchable supply voltage (3.3 V/5 V/Target).
    • Available for running with the USB bus power.
    • Available for supplying the power to a target board.
    • Small and inexpensive.

     

    Contents of Product Package

    • FLASH writer
    • Communication cable
    • Software User Registration and Download Service

     

    Required Items

    • Host system
    • USB cable (FLASH writer side: B-shaped connector)
    • Target connector (Communication connector)

     

    About Connection to the Target System

    Seeing the following pin assignment table, etc., lay out/mount the Communication Connector (FTSH series 20pin connector made by Samtec, Inc.) on to the target system where the FLASH Writer(BM1401W0A-G) is to be connected.
    The communication cable connector is not included in the product. The customer is kindly requested to prepare it.

    FTSH-110-01-[*]-[*][*]-[*][*]

    [*] of the part number indicates a connector option. When purchasing, choose a suitable option according to its usage. For details specifications, please visit Samtec, Inc. website.

    Communication Connector
    Communication Connector
    Part Nnumber Note
    FTSH-110-01-L-DV-K Surface mount type with keying shroud
    (Recommended) 
    Communication Connector Pin Assignment Table
    Communication Connector Pins vs. Signals
    Connector Pin No. Signal Name Connector Pin No. Signal Name
    1 GND(VSS) 2 OPEN
    3 MODE 4 GND(VSS)
    5 GND(VSS) 6 GND(VSS)
    7 VDD 8 VDD
    9 GND(VSS) 10 GND(VSS)
    11 /RESET 12 GND(VSS)
    13 GND(VSS) 14 GND(VSS)
    15 TxD(OCDCK) 16 GND(VSS)
    17 GND(VSS) 18 GND(VSS)
    19 RxD(OCDIO) 20 GND(VSS)
    (Notes) For the MCU pin numbers, signal names and connection method, be sure to see a data sheet for the target MCU.
    (Notes) Minimize on-board wiring between the Communication Connector and MCU. (Shortest wiring recommended)
    (Notes) If a control circuit or other parts have been connected to the signals (TxD, RxD, RESET) on the target system, which are to be connected to FLASH Writer, disconnect them with jumpers because they may affect operation of FLASH Writer.
    Connect Pins 15 and 19 to the TxD and RxD pins of the microcomputer, respectively.
    (Notes) For "MODE" signal of Pin 3, connect the MODE pin of this product to the TEST6 pin of the TMP77FM70, when writing to the TLCS-770 series (TMP77FM70).
    (Notes) Configure a circuit so that a device's power pin (VDD) will rise to the VDD level faster than the other control pins.
    Note for Layout of Communication Cable Connector

    The following figure shows the cable pull-out direction and connector pin position, when the FLASH Writer is connected. To design the board, take into account interference with other parts at the time of connecting the communication cable. For a connector size, please visit Samtec, Inc. website.

     

    About the Operating Voltage/Clock Frequency

    • To write with the power supply on the target system, it is necessary to provide a supply voltage for the target system within a FLASH Memory write/erase operation assurance range. An out-of-range supply voltage cannot assure operation. For the FLASH Memory write/erase operation assurance range, see the data sheet for the microcomputer.
    • Available baud rates are generated by the microcomputer's reference clock. Some of them are not available depending on the clock frequency. For the clock frequency and available baud rates, see the data sheet for the microcomputer.

     

    Precautions for USB Connection

    • Connect FLASH Writer to the host system with USB. (USB2.0, full-speed)
    • To newly connect FLASH Writer to the host system, it is necessary to install a USB driver.

    FLASH Programmer

    FLASH Programmer is software running on the host PC.
    A customer, who has purchased our FLASH weiter or FLASH adapter , Please require the following information of your local Toshiba sales.

    • Technical Reports (Be sure to confirm them at the time of development)
    • Questions and Answers
    • Flash Programmer
    • Instruction Manuals and Operation Manuals

     

    Adaptability of FLASH Programmer
    For availability of the FLASH Programmer, check the latest information at this web site.
    Search for the product number of the development target microcomputer. Its detailed information will be displayed together with the information on the development system products. If the FLASH Adapter or the FLASH Writer is "Under development," the FLASH Programmer is not adaptable at the time of search.
    The FLASH Programmer keeps adding adaptable devices and improving operability.

     

    Specifications

    Specifications of FLASH Programmer
    Applicable MCU FLASH microcomputers of the series below
    TLCS-870/C1 Series
    TLCS-870/C Series
    TLCS-870/X Series
    TLCS-900/L1 Series
    TLCS-900/H1 Series
    TLCS-900/H Series
    TX19A Series
    Applicable OS Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7(Note-2)
    Device functions Save, program, read, erase, blank check, verify, compare, auto programming
    (Note-1) Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows NT®, Windows Vista® and MS-DOS® are the registered trademarks or trademarks of U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States, Japan and other countries.
    (Note-2) We checked the operation on 32-bit editions.

    Accessory

    RTE870C1 Series OCDE - Accessory

    Communication Cable

    The communication cable is used to connect the emulator or the FLASH Writer to the target system. It is pre-plugged to the emulator or the FLASH Writer.
    The communication cable is available from Samtec, Inc. For detailed specifications, please visit Samtec, Inc. website.

    The recommended product can also be purchased from the following agencies.

    Communication Cable (Recommended)
    Name Part Number Remark
    Communication cable FFSD-10-D-07.00-01-N Pre-plugged to the emulator or the FLASH Writer

    Communication Connector

    The communication connector is used to connect the FLASH Writer to the target system. The part numbers shown below are examples. Other mount types, such as through-hole, and other mating options are also available to meet the specific needs of each customer.
    The communication connector is available from Samtec, Inc. For detailed specifications, please visit Samtec, Inc. website.

    The recommended product can also be purchased from the following agencies.

    Communication Connector
    Name Part Number Remark
    Communication connector
    FTSH-110-01-L-DV-K Surface mount type with keying shroud (Recommended)

    Option Tools/Option Parts

    Various option tools and option parts are available from third parties for efficient project development. Find products that meet your specific application needs. For the specifications and order information on these products, please contact each third party directly.

     

    Test Clip Communication Cable

    Test Clip Communication Cable

    Connection example

    Signal Name Mapping
    Communication Cable FLASH MCU (Note-1)
    GND VSS
    MODE (Note-2)
    VDD VDD
    RESET /RESET
    OCDCK TxD
    OCDIO RxD
    (Note-1) For the pin numbers of the serial transmit (TxD), serial receive (RxD), VDD, VSS, and /RESET pins, refer to the datasheet of the FLASH MCU.
    (Note-2) When programming the on-chip FLASH memory of the TMP77FM70 of the TLCS-770 Series, connect the MODE pin of the BM1401W0A-G to the TEST6 pin of the TMP77FM70.

    The test clip communication cable is a connecting cable that connects to a target system with test clips. This cable enables the FLASH Writer to be connected to a target system without mounting a dedicated connector on the target system.
    The test clip communication cable is available from ADLINKS Corporation. For product specifications, please visit ADLINKS Corporation website.

     

    Socket Type Communication Cable

    Socket Type Communication Cable

    Connection example

    Signal Name Mapping
    Communication Cable FLASH MCU (Note-1)
    GND VSS
    MODE (Note-2)
    VDD VDD
    RESET /RESET
    OCDCK TxD
    OCDIO RxD
    (Note-1) For the pin numbers of the serial transmit (TxD), serial receive (RxD), VDD, VSS, and /RESET pins, refer to the datasheet of the FLASH MCU.
    (Note-2) When programming the on-chip FLASH memory of the TMP77FM70 of the TLCS-770 Series, connect the MODE pin of the BM1401W0A-G to the TEST6 pin of the TMP77FM70.

    The socket type communication cable is a connecting cable that connects to a target system with sockets. This cable enables the FLASH Writer to be connected to a target system without mounting a dedicated connector on the target system.
    The socket type communication cable is available from ADLINKS Corporation. For product specifications, please visit ADLINKS Corporation website.

  • FLASH Programming tool (Off-Board Programming type)

    This is an adapter board corresponding to each package of the Toshiba original microcomputer built in FLASH memory. Using with attached software "FLASH Programmer" allows you to programming, erase and verify the built in FLASH memory.

     

     

    FLASH Programmer has been occasionally added with corresponding devices or improved on operability. Always download the latest version from our website for use.

    Usage

    Available in the development phase or the mass production. When using the FLASH Adapter for “mass production”, please be sure to pay attention to the limitations.

     

    Features

    • Available for off-board programming with a Toshiba original microcomputer built in flash memory.
    • Available for any series and family, if the package shape is the same. (See the below-mentioned List of Applicable Packages)
      Note: You are kindly requested to wire and install the parts (oscillators) depending on the devices used.
    • Available for new devices flexibly. (Download necessary information from this site)
    • The control software is attached.
    • Easy operation through the GUI.
    • Available for comparing ( byte by byte).
    • Available for using NET IMPRESS (DTS INSIGHT CORPORATION) as a host system.

     

    Contents of Product Package

    • Adapter board
    • Write control software (CD) (Note)
    • AC adapter
    • Accessory parts (socket/short pin)
    • Operation manual (electronic file: Japanese/English)
    • Instruction manual (Japanese/English)
    • Software User Registration and Download Service
    (Note)No CD is included in the product, if its product name is suffixed with "-G."

     

    Required Items

    • Host system
    • RS-232C cable (FLASH adapter side: (D-SUB 9-pin/male, straight)

     

    Specifications

    Specifications of FLASH adapter
    Writing Mode Off-board/serial
    Applicable MCU

    FLASH microcomputers of the series below
    TLCS-870/C1 Series
    TLCS-870/C Series
    TLCS-870/X Series
    TLCS-900/L1 Series
    TLCS-900/H1 Series
    TLCS-900/H Series
    TX19A Series

    Host interface RS232C
    Power Supply 100 V AC to 240 V AC
    Dimensions Approx. 220 mm (W) x 158 mm (D) x 42 mm (H)
    Weight Approx. 180 g

     

    Lead-free Non-applicable Adapters

    Lead-free Non-applicable Adapters (As of Feb. 1st, 2006)
    FLASH Adapter Pins Package
    PN410003 100 (14×14) P-QFP100-1414-0.50E
    PN410005 64 (10×10) P-LQFP64-1010-0.50
    P-LQFP64-1010-0.50D
    PN410006 100 (14×14) P-LQFP100-1414-0.50F
    PN410007 80 (12×12) P-LQFP80-1212-0.50A
    PN410009 44 (10×10) P-LQFP44-1010-0.80A
    PN410010 42 P-SDIP42-600-1.78
    PN410011 100 (14×20) P-QFP100-1420-0.65A
    PN410012 64 (14×14) P-QFP64-1414-0.80
    P-QFP64-1414-0.80A
    PN410013 44 (10×10) P-QFP44-1010-0.80A

     

    Lead-free Applicable Adapters

    Lead-free Applicable Adapters (As of Nov. 28, 2008)
    FLASH Adapter Pins Package
    PN410104 80 (14×20) P-QFP80-1420-0.80B
    PN410105A 64 (10×10) P-LQFP64-1010-0.50E
    PN410106 100(14×14) P-LQFP100-1414-0.50C
    PN410107 80 (12×12) P-LQFP80-1212-0.50E
    PN410108 64 (14×14) P-QFP64-1414-0.80B
    PN410109 44 (10×10) P-LQFP44-1010-0.80A
    PN410110 42 P-SDIP-42-600-1.78
    PN410111 100 (14×20) P-QFP100-1420-0.65A
    PN410115 48 (07×07) P-LQFP48-0707-0.5D
    PN410116 64 P-SDIP64-750-1.78
    PN410117 28 P-SOP28-450-1.27
    PN410118 30 P-SSOP30-56-0.65
    PN410119 32
    30
    28
    P-SDIP32-400-1.78
    P-SDIP30-400-1.78
    P-SDIP28-400-1.78
    PN410120-G 144 P-LQFP144-2020-0.50A
    PN410121-G 44 (06×06) P-VQON44-0606-0.4

    Target Devices

    For the support information of each device, see " Part Number Search . "

    Check the product names and numbers at this website
    When purchasing a product, check the latest information at this web site. The product number of each product and the manufacturer's latest information can be checked with the search system of this web site. If the product number of your development target microcomputer is searched for, the information on the development system products will be displayed together with the detailed information on the microcomputers. The product information is also provided in "Product Numbers List" and "Comprehensive List (Microcomputers)" under "Document" for your use.

     

    FLASH Programmer

    FLASH Programmer is software running on the host PC.
    A customer, who has purchased our FLASH weiter or FLASH adapter , Please require the following information of your local Toshiba sales.

    • Technical Reports (Be sure to confirm them at the time of development)
    • Questions and Answers
    • Flash Programmer
    • Instruction Manuals and Operation Manuals

     

    Adaptability of FLASH Programmer
    For availability of the FLASH Programmer, check the latest information at this web site.
    Search for the product number of the development target microcomputer. Its detailed information will be displayed together with the information on the development system products. If the FLASH Adapter or the FLASH Writer is "Under development," the FLASH Programmer is not adaptable at the time of search.
    The FLASH Programmer keeps adding adaptable devices and improving operability.

    Specifications

    Specifications of FLASH Programmer
    Applicable MCU FLASH microcomputers of the series below
    TLCS-870/C1 Series
    TLCS-870/C Series
    TLCS-870/X Series
    TLCS-900/L1 Series
    TLCS-900/H1 Series
    TLCS-900/H Series
    TX19A Series
    Applicable OS Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7(Note-2)
    Device functions Save, program, read, erase, blank check, verify, compare, auto programming
    (Note-1) Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows NT®, Windows Vista® and MS-DOS® are the registered trademarks or trademarks of U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States, Japan and other countries.
    (Note-2) We checked the operation on 32-bit editions.

    Limitations When Using the FLASH Adapter for Mass Production

    The Toshiba FLASH Adapter was originally designed for off-board programming to be carried out in product development. However, with consideration given to the limitations described below, it is also possible to use the FLASH Adapter for mass production. When using the FLASH Adapter for mass production, you can program FLASH memory either “off-board” or “on-board”. In “off-board” programming, FLASH memory is programmed on the Toshiba FLASH Adapter board. In “on-board” programming, FLASH memory is programmed on a user-developed target board via the Toshiba FLASH Adapter board. The conditions for using the FLASH Adapter differ between these two types of programming methods. Please carefully read the following and use the FLASH Adapter under the appropriate conditions.

    1. Conditions for using the FLASH Adapter in "off-board" programming
      1. Since the adapter board has no covering, care should be taken to protect it from external factors (external noise, dust, liquid, and other foreign matter).
      2. Programming signals should be connected and necessary parts should be mounted appropriately according to the instruction manual of the FLASH Adapter and the datasheet of the device to be programmed.
      3. Prepare a PC with a COM port.
      4. Programming is performed one device at a time.
    2. Conditions for using the FLASH Adapter in "on-board" programming
      1. Be sure to perform programming via the Toshiba FLASH Adapter board (PN410XXX), as shown below.
      2. Since the adapter board has no covering, care should be taken to protect it from external factors (external noise, dust, liquid, and other foreign matter.).
      3. Programming signals should be connected and necessary parts should be connected appropriately according to the instruction manual of the FLASH Adapter and the datasheet of the device to be programmed.
      4. Prepare a PC with a COM port.
      5. Programming is performed one device at a time.
      6. At power-up, the device's power supply pin (VDD) must rise to a VDD level before the control pins.
      7. For the device's TEST pin, insert a 1 kΩ resistor in series to protect the port.
      8. Make sure that the device's power supply voltage (VDD) is within the specified range during programming.
      9. Appropriate measures should be taken to prevent distortion/delay in signal waveforms in the adapter board and the target board (GND connection/use of a short cable, etc.).
      10. When supplying power from the adapter board to the target board, keep it within the following permissible limits:
        +5 V: 320 mA (peak output current/output short current: 1550 mA)
        +3.3 V: 500 mA (peak output current/output short current: 1400 mA)
        +2.5 V: 500 mA (peak output current/output short current: 1400 mA)
        (The above current values include the current consumed by the device.)
      11. When using the power supply on the target board, match the voltage level with the programming signals (TxD, RxD, Reset, etc.) on the adapter board.

     

    Supplement

    As stated above, the FLASH Adapter can also be used for "mass production". However, since the FLASH Adapter performs programming by serial transfer, we recommend the following methods when it is necessary to program large volumes of devices.

    1. Using programming tools provided by 3rd parties
    2. Using programming service at Toshiba
    3. Using programming service at other programming house

  • Adapter for writing to OTP

    This is an adapter for converting the OTP microcontroller pin-out to a standard EPROM pin configuration. This OTP write-adapter allows the use of an off-the-shelf EPROM writer to program/verify an OTP microcontroller. Adapters are available for any OTP microcontroller.

     

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