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Bootloader CAN for Kinetis KV5

Question asked by Zéphyr Caré on Jan 16, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2019 by Jing Pan


I would like to use a kinetis kv5x chip because it has a CAN bootloader integrated.

But, despite my researches, I don't understand very well how to use it.

So before to purchase one, I would like to know how it works. Is the bootloader already in the board or should I tranfer it by myself ? According to the chapter 14 of the KV5x ref manual, it seems to be already programed but I read AN and topics from users who had to program by themselves the bootloader.


If I link the board to the host PC, with a CAN adapter like the PCAN-USB from Peak System,

will the flash tool utility or the mfgtool detect the board and automatically allows me to transfer my bin file through CAN Bus ? By the way, these utilities allows to tranfer bin file by CAN or do I need any other soft ?

Or maybe, it will understand the Board is connected by USB,  or perhaps not detected at all ?


Any other advice who could help me understand how bootloader CAN works will be appreciated.##


Thanks in advance for your help,