Sample software package expands MCU development tools ecosystem

13-09-2023 | Toshiba | Semiconductors

Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH offers a new MCU sample software for SEGGER Embedded Studio users. The new release expands the software package for the company's M4K group of MCUs, which is ready to utilise out-of-the-box with Arm Keil MDK, IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm, and now SEGGER Embedded Studio.

The MCUs are based on the Arm Cortex-M4 core with FPU, operating up to 160MHz. Variants are obtainable from 128KB to 256KB code flash and 32KB data flash with 100K write-cycles endurance, 24KB SRAM, and 64-pin to 100-pin package options.

The software package supplies the essential drivers and sample code developers require to interact with MCU peripherals, allowing a fast start to new projects and helping accelerate completion. The package includes low-level drivers with a well-defined API and examples for all on-chip peripherals. These samples include software to configure the ADC for voltage measurements, control the communication interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C) for various data transmission scenarios, show how the code and data flash memory is utilised for storage and data protection, and manage other peripherals including the digital noise filter, watchdog timer, oscillator-frequency detection and trimming, and CRC function.

The M4K MCUs comprise special features for motor-control applications, including a high-resolution encoder input, three advanced programmable motor control circuits, and the company's advanced vector engine plus (A-VE+). These features are accessed for development through its dedicated environment, MCU Motor Studio, which comprises a PC-based development environment and firmware for popular motor control techniques and fault protection.

The M4K group peripheral sample software package can be downloaded from the company's website. The software is supplied as fully developed and tested source code.


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