Adapt9S12DP512 is a compact, modular implementation of Freescale's flagship 9S12D family of microcontroller chips. The HCS12 family is backward-compatible with 68HC12 (and 68HC11), and utilizes the latest process technology. By shrinking feature size, more functionality can be put on a chip, reducing power consumption and cost, while increasing operating speed. Adapt9S12DP512 is an ideal low-cost platform that brings these advantages within easy reach of engineers, students, and hobbyists. The flexible design of the entire "Adapt" series microcontroller products accommodates all facets of training, evaluation, development, prototyping, and even volume production.
Adapt9S12DP512 is a compact, modular "AdaptS12" form factor board, compatible with an entire range of application cards, prototyping cards, and backplanes, and usable with solderless breadboards ("proto boards"). It includes all necessary support circuitry for the MCU, as well as a 5-Volt regulator, RS232, RS485, and CAN transceivers on-board.
The Freescale Serial Monitor is supported by CodeWarrior, NoICE12, uBug12, and other third-party development tools. It resides in the uppermost 2K protected block of Flash memory. Use it to load your program into Flash via the serial port. The remaining 510K Flash can be programmed in about a minute! Reset the board with the Load/Run switch in the Load position to access the Serial Monitor. Send your file to the board and, if you included a Reset Vector in your program, it will run every time you apply power or reset the board.
If you want to take advantage of the debug/monitor functions of D-Bug12, but you'd like to use all the Flash for your program, you can use a BDM pod (such as MicroBDM12LX5) to erase and load Flash with your program. The entire 512K Flash can be used, because the memory-resident Serial Monitor is no longer needed.
A student discount of 10% is available on most hardware products to qualified students and educational institutions in Canada and the United States. Provide details of your school name, program, student ID, etc. in the Comments at checkout, and we will apply the discount, if applicable.