Over the years we've worked closely with many emulator vendors. About a year ago we began an intense program of closely integrating our tool set with an ICE unit. For this first issue, we chose a good friend and distributor: Raisonance. Those of you that already know of Raisonance, know that they produce and market a short but capable line of full featured real-time in-circuit emulators specifically dedicated to the 8051 family of microcontrollers. Their PCE-51 line of emulation devices is manufactured at their production facility in the beautiful hill country of Crolles, France. Raisonance tools are marketed across Europe focusing most heavily on the volatile French marketplace.
One of our European distributors first suggested this marriage. So, if you've been looking for a completely transparent emulator, that is smoothly and completely integrated into your development tool set, look no further! We've removed the "learning curve" between the development tools and the live in-circuit testing portion of your development project. If you've used our software tool set, and you find our WinSim-51 debugger/simulator to your liking, you'll love our newly minted ICE unit!
- Tired of tracking through pages and pages of confusing and intimidating emulator price lists?
- Tired of having to sit up nights just to learn all the in's and out's of your ICE tool?
- Tired of buying what you thought was enough emulator to do the job, and then find out even the rubber feet on the case are separate and have their own price and part-number?
Then we're certain that you'll find the Raisonance PCE-51 ICE unit-a perfect complement to our code packages-is complete, and simple to define and set up. If you can hook up a power cord and plug a cable into your serial port-you're ready to go! There's only one model, the PCE-51. It is complete and ready to go.
Here are just a few of it's many immediate benefits for your project:
- Full source code and symbolic debugging of Franklin Software source code of course. In addition, it also supports most other popular compilers too.
- Support for most of the commonly used devices with a variety of footprints and adapters.
- Fully transparent up to 44MHz. PCE-51 does not intrude upon the microcontrollers interrupts, serial port, stack, or code space.
- Full support for embedded ROM devices
- Internal or external emulation clock.
- Unlimited break points. BP's can be set simply or complete with separate reads/writes, and with a host of other complex triggers and conditions.
- A multi-mode real-time 8K lines of trace memory is included, so there's no extra charge for this necessary feature.
- An opto-isolated 115KB serial connection so you don't have to open your PC-ever!
- 128KB emulation RAM complete with code bank switching built-in, so there's no extra charge in case your project needs code banking. Dual-ported emulation RAM assures fast access and updates.
- Built-in on-screen program performance analysis.
To make this as simple as possible, we've made the price as attractive as possible. One model with all the features you usually have to pay extra for built-in, and one POD module for: $4999.00. And for an additional $1, we'll throw in one of our compiler development packages (CK51), a $1395.00 value.
The Emulator is delivered in it's own clean, padded, vacuum formed carry and storage case. The complete delivery includes:
- 128K emulation memory PCE-51 emulator unit with 8K lines of trace memory
- one pod of your choice
- a pod adapter of your choice,
- power cord and line adapter
- serial cable and connectors
- port cables with clips
- and until we get the documentation all on-line, a 3-ring slip cover binder with clear simple documentation.
- The software is included in all Franklin Software deliveries, so it's "plug-n-go"! If you're running our WinSim debugger/simulator, you're already using the display code. Simply select the "Debug" option, "emulator".