MODULE -3: Kit Installation
Important Note: EE Herald has now (from October 2012) published embedded systems design practice using latest kits from ST Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors based on the popular ARM Cortex M0 processor core. The old AME 51 kit explained from next paragraph in this module is not avaialable in the market now. We strongly recommend not to use AME 51 kit, instead read our module3b based on ARM Cortex M0 powered ST MIcro's Disocvery kit and and module3a based on ARM Cortex M0 powered NXP LPCXpresso kit to get into practical learning of embedded systems programming.
Installaion of OKI's AME 51 kit:
The items bundled with AME-51 Lite kit are,
AME-51 Lite evaluation board with ML67Q4051 MCU on board
Serial RS232 cable - 9-pin male/female
OKI AME-51 Lite CD
Quick Start Guide
Kit does't provide 5V DC power suppy. It has to be purchased separately from any electronic shop. The rating of this power supply is,
Output Voltage = 5 to 7.5V unregulated DC Voltage
Current rating = 1Amp
with a 2.1 mm power adapter (Center pin positive)
The components on the AME-51 Lite evaluation board are,
|Oscillator||32.768 MHz (main clock); 32.768 KHz (sub-clock)|
|SRAM||1MB – 256K x 32-bit|
|Serial Ports||UART0 (J1-DB9 female pins); UART1 (P1-DB9 male pins)|
|JTAG interface||CONN1 – 20-pin header (10 x 2 dual row)|
|Power Supply||3.3 V and 2.5 V regulated on board power supply|
|Power connector||J2 – connect optional external 5-to-9 VDC, 400 mA supply|
|Power indicator||D6 – red LED|
|DIP Switch SW1||- 8 position - configures MCU operating modes|
|Pushbutton Switches||SW2 – EFIQ; SW3 – EXIRQ1; SW4 – RESET|
|LEDs||D2 – green; D4 – yellow; D5 – red|
|LED display||LED1- 7 segment numeric|
|Inter-board connectors||CONN2, CONN3, CONN4, CONN5|
Here is the picture of the board
1. White cable above number '1' is RS 232 cable.
2. Black plug below number '2' is power plug.
Please follow these below steps to connect the board to your PC.
Place your board at a convenient place next to your PC.
Plug in 5V DC adapter to CPU board. Ensure your 5V DC power supply plug's center pin is positive and it should be of size 2.1 mm. Also make sure your 5V DC adapter current rating is 1Amp.
Connect the provided serial cable from your PC's serial port to the board serial port UART0
There is an 8 position DIP switch to tell the board what to do.
Board can go into four operating modes through four different configurations of the switch.
Here is the switch position table for the four modes.
|SW1||Serial Flash Program||Stand-alone||JTAG debug||SRAM debug|
X - Dont care (can be either Off or On)
Default set position is stand-alone mode. If not in stand-alone mode, set it to stand-alone mode.
Installation of software part (compiler):
Load the CD provided in the kit into your PC's CD ROM drive and look for ame51setup.exe and double click to install. Follow the easy instructions and complete the installation. It's must to install it on C drive to avoid the complexity of changing root setting in the makefiles.
Unzip the file ttermp23 and extract them to a folder. In the unzipped files click setup.exe to install Tera Term Terminal Emulator software. Follow the simple instructions and complete the installation.
This software will only work on following Operating Systems
Windows XP professional
Windows 2000 with service pack 1 installed
Windows 98 second edition
At this stage both hardware and software installation is complete.
Important Note: EE Herald has now (from October 2012) published embedded systems design practice using latest kits from ST Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors based on the popular ARM Cortex M0 processor core. The old AME 51 kit installation explained above in this module is not avaialable in the market now. We strongly recommend not to use AME 51 kit, instead read our module3b based on ARM Cortex M0 powered ST MIcro's Disocvery kit and and module3a based on ARM Cortex M0 powered NXP LPCXpresso kit to get into practical learning of embedded systems programming.
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