PEmicro’s USB Multilink Universal FX (U-MULTILINK-FX) is a high-speed, all-in-one development interface which allows a PC access to the Background Debug Mode (BDM) or JTAG interface on many different NXP & STMicroelectronics MCU architectures and ARM devices from several manufacturers.
The FX's high-speed USB interface allows communications between your Windows machine and the standard debug connector on the target. Connections to target MCUs are supported via the multiple headers located on the USB Multilink Universal FX. The headers can be accessed by simply flipping open the plastic case. Ribbon cables suitable for a variety of architectures are included.
The USB Multilink Universal FX includes all the features of PEmicro's standard Multilink interfaces, plus these additional benefits:
- Lightning fast! Up to 10X faster communications speed than PEmicro's other Multilinks
- Can provide power to the target MCU
- I/O line clamping for added protection
- Supports additional NXP devices
- Supports real-time power measurement
By using the USB Multilink Universal FX, the user can take advantage of the background debug mode to halt normal processor execution and use a PC to control the processor. The user can then directly control the target’s execution, read/write registers and memory values, debug code on the processor, and program internal or external FLASH memory devices. The USB Multilink Universal FX can also provide power to your target MCU, either 3.3V or 5V.
The USB Multilink Universal FX has native IDE support in MCUXpresso IDE, S32 Design Studio, Kinetis Design Studio, recent versions of CodeWarrior® (10.x), current PEmicro software applications, and toolchains from many NXP partners including IAR, Keil, Silicon Labs (check with the vendor for device compatibility). You can also see which software versions are required to support the current revision of Multilink Universal FX.
For many of the supported processors, PEmicro has a set of interface libraries allowing the user to write their own Windows-based application which interacts with PEmicro's debug interface.
This interface is USB 2.0 compatible, and it is also backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports.
NOTE: For production usage, see the PEmicro Cyclone LC Universal and PEmicro Cyclone FX Universal., test & debug interfaces.
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10 with USB 2.0 software support. Requires a USB port on the PC.