ADSP-CM40x Mixed-Signal Control Processors
The ADSP-CM40x offers new levels of industry leading mixed-signal performance with a 240MHz core clock – an industry high for ARM Cortex M4 – and dual SAR 16 bit, no missing codes A to D converters with 380ns conversion speed, by far the highest performance integrated ADC available on the market today.
A video highlighting the advanced features and functionality of this new series of mixed-signal control processors can be found here .
What do I need in order to evaluate the ADSP-CM40x Processors?
To evaluate the ADSP-CM40x processors, you will need:
The ADSP-CM40x Evaluation Hardware provides a low cost hardware solution for users to evaluate the Analog Devices ADSP-CM40x microcontroller family, and includes the ADSP-CM403F and ADSP-CM408F EZ-Boards, the J-LINK LITE ARM emulator from Segger, Analog 120-Pin Probing Board and the PWM 180-Pin Probing Board. To determine whether the CM403F or CM408F EZ–Board is right for your application, please reference the ADSP-CM40x datasheet, to understand the difference between the 120LQFP and 176LQFP package options.
The ADSP-CM403F EZ-KIT Lite and the ADSP-CM408F EZ-KIT Lite include all hardware necessary to immediately being evaluation. i.e:
The ADSP-CM403F and the ADSP-CM408F EZ-Boards can also be purchased separately, if a compatible emulator is already available.
The ADSP-CM40x Board Design Database contains all of the electronic information required for the design, layout, fabrication and assembly of the ADSP-CM40x EZ-Boards, and is available to download from the Products Download area.
Two expansion connectors are available for connecting probing boards that extend the system’s evaluation capabilities:
These probing boards are available to purchase separately.
An Anybus board and/or a memory/FPGA extender card can also be connected to the EZ-Boards.
IAR Embedded Workbench a complete high-performance C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain that incorporates a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger into one easy-to-use IDE. It is required for development and purchased directly from IAR Systems. Free evaluation versions are available for download.
Download and install limited version of IAR EWARM from this FTP link: (IAR Installation Link) . Since this is a limited version, please go through this link (IAR EWARM Limited Edition restrictions) for more information on what is supported. Contact IAR Systems support team in case of any questions on the tool installation and licenses. IAR Systems maybe approached for purchase of full license. The default installation directory is "C:\Program Files (x86)\IAR Systems\"
Note: Only IAR 7.x version is currently supported for ADSP-CM40x family of processors.
The ADSP-CM40x Enablement Software package is free to download, and does not need a separate license to be installed in EWARM. It requires IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM to build, load and debug projects. The installer will add various required system files to the IAR installation. These system files allow the IAR tool chain to recognize, generate code for the ADSP-CM40x processors and to debug ADSP-CM40x applications.
It is also designed to work with the Micrium uC/OS-III RTOS, TCP-IP Stack and USB Device Stack.
Installing this software package:
More information can be found in the Release Note and User’s Guide.
In order to download this pack from Segger, you are required to enter the serial number on the back of your J-LINK emulator on the downloads page.
Installing this package:
How do I begin evaluating the ADSP-CM40x Processors?
When starting EWARM for the first time, you will be prompted to register for an evaluation license. EWARM has the following evaluation license options:
Further information on EWARM Evaluation Licenses can be found here.
The evaluation license can be upgraded to a standard license of the product, which must be purchased directly from IAR.
Information about other types of EWARM license can be found here.
Are any other development tools available for the ADSP-CM40x Processors?
Version 5 of Keil's Motorcontroller Development Kit (MDK), along with the Keil > Analog Devices ARM Corex-M4 Family Device Support pack, now supports the ADSP-CM40x processors.
Ethernet and USB Device Stacks, and RTOS
The ADSP-CM40x family of processors is supported by the following products, which must be purchased directly from Micrium:
As well as the J-Link Lite, we have also tested with the J-Link and J-Trace Cortex-M emulators.
What resources are available to help with my evaluation?
ADSP-CM40x application notes
IAR EWARM documentation can be found here, and from within the EWARM IDE. IAR Systems also provide a number of Technical Notes and Application Notes.
The J-LINK Software and Documentation Pack includes a user’s guide for the J-Link, which provides an overview over the major features of J-Link, gives background information about JTAG, ARM and Tracing in general and describes J-Link related software packages available from Segger. In addition, it provides FAQs for troubleshooting common problems.
The ADSP-CM40x Software Package User's Guide includes instructions on configuring Micrium μC/OS-III applications in chapter 12: Micrium μC/OS-III RTOS Configuration, with additional configuration options detailed in section 6.3.2 of the IAR Workbench Project Options section.
The ADSP-CM40x Software Enablement package includes a number of examples, located within the “CM403F_CM408F_EZ-KIT\examples\” folder within the installation directory.
Within the Code Examples section of the ADSP-CM40x Software Enablement package User's Guide, there is documentation on the use of the provided code examples and software drivers, and each example includes a readme file providing a description of the example and instructions for its use.
These examples are designed to run on the ADSP-CM403F or ADSP-CM408F EZ-Kit, using a Segger J-Link emulator to load and run the application, and include Device Driver and System Service examples for a variety of peripherals, Ethernet and USB, and the Power-On Self Test demo - which tests the many peripherals of the ADSP-CM408F Board - that is pre-programmed on the EZ-KITs during production. An “RTOS_thread” example is available to demonstrate how to initialize the Micrium μC/OS-III RTOS, and create a thread.
In addition to the documentation provided with the IAR EWARM tools and ADSP-CM40x Software Package User's Guide, IAR provide Video Tutorials, Articles, Datasheets, etc, including a two-part IAR Embedded Workbench Overview providing an overview and some of the important features of the IAR EWARM IDE, as well as demonstrating a download and debug session:
IAR Embedded Workbench Overview Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjy2vXN0Xg
IAR Embedded Workbench Overview Part 2
How do I contact technical support?