- Design Support
This tool allows the user to debug a user program by writing a Monitor Program to the MCU. RS-232 is used for UART communication between the PC and the MCU.
This is the system configuration of the monitor debugger system below. For UART communication through RS232, please use a commercial communication cable or Renesas MF Ten Nine Cable (M3A-0652CBL). When using a commercial communication cable, carry a RS232 transceiver to the target board. When using a Renesas MF Ten Nine Cable (M3A-0652CBL), it is not necessary to carry RS232 transceiver to a target board since it is built in the cable.
- PC with Serial Port
- Communication Cable
- Target Board, Power Supply
- Flash Programmer (for writing the monitor program to the MCU)
* R8C UART Monitor Program (Please see below.) does not require a flash programmer.
- Monitor Program
* You can download the monitor programs from M32C M16C UART Monitor Program page (Please see below.).
R8C UART Monitor Program doesn't require the monitor program.
* You can download the debuggers from M32C M16C UART Monitor Program and R8C UART Monitor Program pages.
Two methods are provided for writing the monitor program to the MCU.
|Target Devices:||M16C/62A(M), M16C/80 and M32C/83 Groups|
|The user writes this monitor program to the MCU using a flash programmer (ex. M16C Flash Starter). After writing to the MCU, the Debugger is used to download the user program.|
|Target Devices:||R8C Family|
|This Monitor Program is automatically written to the MCU when the Debugger is started up. After the debugger is started up, the debugger is used to download the user program.|
Comparison of M32C M16C UART Monitor Program and R8C UART Monitor Program
|Item||M32C M16C UART |
|Link with user program||No||No|
|Priority program||Monitor Program||Monitor Program|
|User writes Monitor Program to MCU||Necessary||Not necessary|
|Continues user program execution |
after stopping Debugger?
|No (user program also stops)||No (user program also stops)|
Monitor Program for M32C/80, M16C/80 and M16C/60 Serieses. It is necessary for a user to write the Monitor Program to the MCU using a flash programmer.
Monitor Program for R8C Family. The Monitor Program is automatically written to the MCU when the Debugger is started up.