I am pretty sure others have reported using the QGDEMO to programme other models of device via a 6 pin cable.
I had done may times in the past myself. Include HCS12 parts.
I fully agree with and would expect the official response given to you from P&E and Freescale. They are basically giving you this inbuilt BDM adapter for free and so are not devoting any resources to supporting people that want to use it for uses other than what is was intended for.
I don't think it is deliberately crippled though. It seems to update with the same firmware as the "proper" devices (certainly the version number is the same). It does identify itself to the PC software as a demoboard though. P&E's own documentation tells you that it is the same thing. Suggestions have been made that it is and that the demoboards simply lack some of the protection devices as the signals do not stray "off board".
It was certainly always true in the past that the functionality was the same, and I'm not sure how they would even detect the fact that is is a demo board, at least reliably.
If you believe it is crippled then try to connect to your SH but with a working QG project and allow it to think it will connect to a QG. It will most likely fail at some point, but it should make the initial connection. If it fails to make any connection like this then you have some other issue.
If something was done, I would assume they did it by part ID, so it should work with an external but same chip.
Doing all of this sort of stuff I consider "hacking" and I don't expect the manufactures to support me in these endevours.
But I think P&E at least should tell us the limits of the product we did buy, so we don't waste time.
Hello, I tried to program a SH8 with the BDM of a AW demo board and it doesn't work. PEMICRO connection manager tells me that it can't connect to the target and in the command logs, i get the following message: cannot enter in background mode. I tried many cycle power without success letting me believe that i'm facing exactly the same issue as yours.
So here is my question: Did buying a USB BDM Multilink off P&E solve your original issue?
What I did was buy an Open Source BDM form Witztronics. See Message 9 of this thread. The OSBDM does not set the trim as the P&E does so you need to be careful about that.
Hello, I recently ran into this problem after purchasing a few MC9S08SE8 and attempting to program them with a DEMO9S08QG8. In the past using Code Warrior version 5.0 and the DEMO9S08QG I was able to program other chips off board such as the MC9S08GB60. When using Code Warrior version 6.3 I can no longer program the MC9S08GB60 off board. Just today I tried once again to program the GB60 using Ver. 5.0 and it still works. The issue appears to be with the version of code warrior.
I think I have read that in other posts,too. I would recommend using an Open Source BDM and then you can use the latest versions of Code Warrior.
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