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Jim Granville
10/31/13 15:13
  10/31/13 15:21

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#190080 - Toolstick clarify
Responding to: Erik Malund's previous message
Erik Malund said:

I have used several different devboards, but only read about the toolsticks, and seem to recall that you can not develop communication with them (it is locked through the USB interface, however do post and ask

The above is a little mangled, so to clarify :

Toolsticks do not have RS232 levels, or separate USB-UART links, but they do have a tool stick terminal, which connects to the uC Serial pins at logic levels.
These connect to the Toolstick Base Adapter card, so you can do terminal development, using the inbuilt SiLabs terminal.

I notice that there is the Toolstick, and a 'full-blown' DK, the C8051F850-B-DK ($64). What is the difference? The latter appears to be the traditional SiLabs DK with pod, cables and development board.
Does the toolstick come with effectively the same software development environment (Kiel, etc)?

SW is the same, the DK has the Debug pod with a 10P ribbon cable, and the DK board is a little more stand-alone, so has Power Jack, plus a CP2103 as USB-Serial, and SMD connectors on the rear side, and a bread-board area.

List of 29 messages in thread
Recommended 8051 with ADC      David Smith      10/24/13 03:01      
   SILabs ....      Erik Malund      10/24/13 06:19      
   Package, Vcc ?      Jim Granville      10/24/13 20:17      
      8051 with ADC      David Smith      10/25/13 02:47      
         SILabs comes with a FULL UNRESTRICTED Keil      Erik Malund      10/25/13 06:29      
         F85x/F86x      Jim Granville      10/31/13 03:38      
             if you really need to      Erik Malund      10/31/13 06:40      
               Common sense sometimes wins       Jim Granville      10/31/13 15:02      
            Toolstick?      David Smith      10/31/13 06:50      
               it depends      Erik Malund      10/31/13 08:16      
                  Decision made!      David Smith      10/31/13 09:00      
                     I have consulted      Erik Malund      10/31/13 09:30      
                        Selector      David Smith      10/31/13 10:42      
                           if not there, then it's coming      Erik Malund      10/31/13 16:01      
                     TXD/RXD choices      Jim Granville      10/31/13 15:27      
                        Thanks All      David Smith      11/01/13 05:15      
                           most SILabs 5V capable chips ...      Erik Malund      11/01/13 07:16      
                  Toolstick clarify       Jim Granville      10/31/13 15:13      
      RE: higher end Atmel parts also have a ROM bootloader      Andy Neil      10/25/13 13:31      
         RE: I think they also have some with on-chip debug?      Andy Neil      10/26/13 01:42      
            Thanks      David Smith      10/27/13 11:22      
   Analog Devices ADuC microconverters      Oliver Sedlacek      10/28/13 02:27      
      ADuC814      David Smith      10/28/13 09:03      
         ADUC eval kit      Oliver Sedlacek      10/29/13 03:40      
            Coo.      David Smith      10/29/13 03:57      
               if I recall ...      Erik Malund      10/29/13 07:33      
                  ADI software      Oliver Sedlacek      10/30/13 02:52      
                     AD ICE is crummy(?)      David Smith      10/30/13 04:33      
                        SiLabs F85x/F86x flash      Bert Van Den Berg      10/30/13 12:01      

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