F1 Board (68HC11F1)
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F1 Board features

 

MCU

68HC11F1 (PLCC68).  Socketed so it can be replaced easily, if needed.

Crystal

16MHz (4MHz bus) or 8MHz (2MHz bus) upon request (no cost difference).

Operating Modes

Boot Mode (for re-programming it) and Expanded Mode (for normal operation).

Mode Selection

Two conveniently placed push buttons for Reset in Expanded Mode or in Boot Mode.

Internal RAM

1024 Bytes mapped from $0000 to $03FF

Internal EEPROM

512 Bytes mapped at any 4KB page boundary (or completely disabled).

External RAM

32 KB mapped from $0000 to $7FFF (The range $1000-$105F is by default occupied by internal MCU registers which are movable to any 4KB page boundary).  Socketed.

External EEPROM

32 KB mapped from $8000 to $FFFF (Software and Hardware write-protection).  Socketed.
In-circuit re-programming!

A/D Channels

Eight 8-bit A/D channels.

SCI

One SCI port (bypassing the MAX232 for 5V connections).

SPI

One SPI port.

RS-232 Port

On-board MAX232 (or compatible) for direct connection to RS-232 of PC or other devices.
A small cable that provides a D-9 connector is provided.
The cable can be connected either as DCE or DTE by simply plugging the other way.

LCD Port

On-board 14-pin LCD port for L1672 or pin-compatible LCD.An LCD is optional.
See pricelist for details.
The LCD works flawlessly even with the 16MHz (4MHz bus) version WITHOUT clock stretch.

LCD Contrast

Adjustable with on-board trimmer.

Reset Monitor

On-board reset circuit/monitor.

DIP connector

DIP connector provides all otherwise unused pins.

Power Supply

On-board voltage regulation allows you to connect anything between 9 to16 VDC.

RPP

Reverse-Polarity Protection prevents damage if power is not properly connected.

Schematics

Full schematics and PCB layout are supplied as part of the board's documentation.
EasyPC CAD v2.01+ schematic library, PCB library, and component library for the board's
pin connector header.

Dimensions

10.1cm (L) [4 inches] x 5.8cm (W) [2 1/4 inches] x 2.5cm (H) [1 inch]

Power Consumption

37mA (42mA with LCD attached) under normal operation.

Software

Comes with a CD with our assembler (ASM11), loader (B11), OS11 (S19 object only), soft manuals, examples!

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT YOU GET

This board is FULLY ASSEMBLED AND TESTED and is suitable both for development and low-volume production. We have been using it as the main controller board in several of our custom-made products, but we feel it is also ideal for students, hobbyists, etc., and for any application where frequent code changes may be required.

An on-board memory-mapped LCD port for direct connection of a L1672, or M1632, or any pin-compatible LCD, is available for testing your LCD-related code. Or, connect a (short) flat ribbon cable to place the LCD away from the controller board. Using a custom flat ribbon cable also allows you to use any LCD that is not necessarily pin-compatible but uses the same 14 pins in a different order but with the same or compatible timing specifications. Included sample code will show you how to use the LCD without losing any of the underlying RAM. The LCD's display contrast is manually adjustable via the on-board variable resistor (trimmer). An LCD is optional.

The on-board MAX232 (or compatible) allows for RS-232 communications through a separate 3-pin port. The SCI pins are also available through the DIP connector bypassing the MAX232 for use as simple I/O pins, if needed.

The board can be used stand-alone (e.g., flat on the its back for development), or perpendiculary inserted into a motherboard using standard DIP connectors (for production, or integration to your design). All pins not used for memory access are available through DIP connectors, except for /XIRQ which is reserved for future use. With the on-board voltage regulation you only need to supply from 9 to 17V DC.

Miscellaneous Notes:

  • We intentionally used discrete components where possible in order to make it easier to modify or repair if it ever needs to. Yet, we kept the size so small even SMT boards with all of the above features will envy this one.
  • All MCU pin tracks start off on the bottom layer only.
  • The DIP connector header is spaced so that it is impossible to connect incorrectly (idiot-proof).
  • PCB silkscreen provides all needed information for quick reference.

DIP HEADER PINOUT

DIP Header No.

PIN

Description

DIP Header No.

PIN

Description

PL1

1

PACC

PL2

1

/PROG (Remote boot reset)

 

2

OC2

 

2

XOUT

 

3

OC3

 

3

/RESET

 

4

OC4

 

4

/IRQ

 

5

OC5

 

5

GND

 

6

IC1

 

6

GND

 

7

IC2

 

7

A/D 7

 

8

IC3

 

8

A/D 3

 

9

GND

 

9

A/D 6

 

10

GND

 

10

A/D 2

 

11

Port G0

 

11

A/D 5

 

12

Port G1

 

12

A/D 1

 

13

Port G2

 

13

 A/D 4

 

14

Port G3

 

14

A/D 0

 

15

CSIO2

 

 

 

 

16

CSIO1

 

 

 

 

17

SCI RX

PL4

 

14-pin standard LCD PORT

 

18

SCI TX

 

 

(L1672/M1632 or compatible)

 

19

SPI SCK

 

 

 

 

20

SPI SS

PL3

 1

RS232 TX

 

21

SPI MOSI

 

 2

GND

 

22

SPI MISO

 

 3

RS232 RX

 

23

+Vdd

 

 

 

 

24

+Vdd

 

 

 

Software included with this board

The board is accompanied by some very interesting software at no extra cost. This software effectively makes it a complete F1 development system. Of course, you may also use whatever other tools you like. There are no compatibility issues that would exclude the use of third-party compilers/assemblers/debuggers unless these products specifically limit themselves to certain hardware configurations.

B11 is a downloader that lets you program your S19 files to either internal (EE)PROM or external memories (RAM and Atmel-compatible EEPROM) on the fly. Just type B11 PROGNAME in most cases. You can also load multiple S19 files with a single command. An option allows programming the CONFIG register only, or you can program it along with your program if the required CONFIG byte value is part of your S19 file. A special option allows you to program internal EEPROM at any location without relocating your S19 file. This is useful for 811E2 and F1 chips that can re-map their EEPROMs. All those cumbersome programming setup details are hidden from the user, allowing you to concentrate on the job itself. It also works with the 16MHz (4MHz bus) version, just add the option -M16 (which you can make permanent).

You may even interrupt the programming process midway and continue later without causing any damage. Verification is automatic and concurrent, and possible errors are reported as they occur and optionally saved to an .ERR file for further examination. The smart programming algorithm will only attempt to program locations that are different from the expected value. This makes it possible to use B11 as a verifier.  It also helps prolong the EEPROM's life since only different values are rewritten. Also, because of the auto-verification, attempting to load over a programmed ROM (in read mode, write-protected or without programming voltage) will report any mismatches as errors in programming! Examining the .ERR file will give you all the locations where your code differs from the ROM image.

B11 will also work for other 68HC11 MCUs such as the E and A series both in single-chip or expanded modes. No special talkers or commands for each different member! A universal built-in talker and communication protocol accommodates all compatible members. Transparent Software Data Protection: B11 will automatically bypass the external EEPROM software data protection (SDP) while programming it, but leave it enabled for normal use, no need to manually turn it on/off between run/programming cycles. B11 will also identify the exact MCU type, even the secure versions (F1, E, or A series only, others may be added later).

A separate talker utility allows you to quickly bulk-erase either the internal or external EEPROM, enable or disable the SDP feature (for use with PCBug11 type debuggers that need to place breakpoints), all with one-letter commands via your RS-232 terminal.

ASM11 assembler (an improved version of our Freeware ASM11) along with all its support utilities such as TERM, EXBIN, BSORT, etc. The current improvements over the freeware version are:

1) The ability to export symbols to an .EXP file using EXP in place of EQU in your source for (non-local) symbols that you want exported. The .EXP file can be used directly without editing as an INCLUDE file for other programs. This is a very powerful feature that allows segmented compilation of larger programs (has some of the advantages of a linker).

2) Optimised use of symbol table memory allows up to 60% more mapped source-lines or symbols.

3) Support for NoICE source-level debugging.

OS11 is a library of additional ready-to-run routines. Part of this modular system provides a very simple to use pre-emptive (optionally settable as co-operative) round-robin multitasker, a second SCI, as well as a command processor for making life easier when writing monitor-type (or command-driven) programs. Possible future upgrades will be free to all registered owners, as they become available. Modular design allows including only those modules needed plus adding your own custom modules for your specific application. For a more detailed description, visit the OS11 page.  Please note that only S19 object code is available to F1 Board clients.  If you need source, you need to purchase OS11 separately.

COMMAND is a simple small monitor-type program available in S19 format ready to load. Source code is available. Work in monochrome or ANSI-color mode. COMMAND lets you perform some basic functions like examine or modify memory, read the A/D channels, load S19 subroutines and execute them without setting up a whole application (you can also use the available OS calls to do most things with minimum effort). Can be used to test independent subroutines before integrating into larger application, for educational purposes where you only need to perform a certain function, or for test-driving complete applications. It is also useful as an example of a complete application.  For more information, visit the OS11 page.

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