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Posted: Mon Feb 7, 2005 5:35am
For my project I do not want to use the flash as memory for the program, I want to put the programm in an external OTP ROM. I read that I can switch this sowmehow through the BDM Interface, but is it possible to compile the program the same way I do it for the internal flash and then just "put" it in the ROM ?
In which way is the flag which says that the uC has to work in "get proggie from extern" mode ? Is it also possible to hardwire this, somehow ?
Are there also HCS08 which are able to do that "get proggie from extern" mode ?
Thanks for your answers in advance.
Posted: Mon Feb 7, 2005 8:29am
There are a couple of mode pins that you can strap high or low at reset
to select whether the chip comes up in single-chip mode, which is how
most people use it, or in expanded mode. In expanded mode, the chip
has an external bus to which memories can, in principle, be attached.
More about that in a moment...
mode equation, except in two ways: First, the state of the BKGD pin at
power-up can select between "normal" and "special" modes. Special mode
turns on various debugging features of the chip. Secondly, it's possible
to use the BDM interface to change the chip's mode between single-chip
and expanded. The chip's own code can change the modes, too, but there
are restrictions on that ability (for system stability reasons) that are
loosened in special mode. Despite all of this, special mode is really
not relevant to your question -- what you're looking for is expanded mode.
single-chip operation. It is *very* difficult to interface to their
external busses. There was a recent thread on this list, in just the
last week or so, discussing the challenges involved.
to have a usable external bus. The older 68HC812A4 is one choice,
though it's hard to meet all of its timing specs above 5 or 6 MHz.
Doron tells us that the 9S12X series has a much-improved external bus.
Unfortunately that series won't be marketed to us small-fry customers
for another year or so.
flash, which is both easier to design for and more versatile than OTP.
Perhaps, if you described the reasons you want to use an external OTP
PROM, some folks on the list could help you figure out how to get the
same effects with the internal flash.
Posted: Mon Feb 7, 2005 10:42am
One thing you would have to work out is mapping the external space. If
you know how to map it to the right address so they will be the same
addresses you load to internal Falsh, you're set. If not, try to work
out mapping so that at least the vectors table is in the right spot
have a bootstrap in internal Flash, which you would have to load once.
That code can switch the mcu to expanded mode, maybe disable internal
rom, then star the program in the external rom.
Posted: Mon Feb 7, 2005 10:45am
but you might need to change some more settings to meet your external