Analog Devices Precision Microcontrollers

Outstanding analog is the hallmark of products from Analog Devices. Leveraging their silicon technology and experience in automotive applications, coupled with the processing power of ARM, these precision microcontrollers are targeted at 12V battery monitoring applications. 

Capable of being connected directly to the 12V power of the automobile, the ADuCM33x devices feature dual, high performance multichannel sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) ADCs together with an ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor with up to 132kB of flash memory and 6kB of SRAM. These microcontrollers are targeted at the monitoring and diagnosis of 12V batteries, covering parameters covering current, voltage and temperature. As well as autoomotive applications, these devices are also suitable for industrial and medical applications where lead-acid batteries are used.

For the purposes of initial evaluation, Analog Devices provides the EVAL-ADUCM330 evaluation kit that includes a Mini-Link Debugger/Programmer (based upon J-Link) that is supported by our winIDEA Open Integration Development Platform (IDE). Naturally, for deeper insights and testing, the evaluation board can also be used in conjunction with our BlueBox On-Chip Analysers.

Despite the limited debug implementation, iSYSTEM's hardware and software tools are still able to deliver important insights during development and testing. winIDEA's Real Time Watch feature allows analysis of the content of variables in quasi real-time. Collected data can be graphically plotted using the integrated daqIDEA feature. testIDEA can make use of our Slow Run capability to generate code coverage information whilst executing unit tests - ideal for regular automated testing in conjunction with Continuous Integration tools such as Jenkins.

CoreSight™ Feature Description   ADuCM33x   EVB Mini-Link(1) iC5000 iC5700 iC6000
DWT (Data Watchpoint and Trace) Hardware comparators for program counter
and data watchpoints
FPB (Flash Patch Breakpoint) Implements two hardware breakpoints
SWD (Serial Wire Debug) Two-wire CoreSight™ interface used for debugging
and debug configuration.

1) In conjunction with winIDEA Open, the functionality of the EVB Mini Debugger is limited to debugging

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