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uCDrive

Pen Drive via standard serial port

uCDrive is designed to allow Micros to appear as Pen Drives on a PC through a simple serial port connection. Used with our file systems (EFFS-TINY and EFFS-THIN) it gives a new dimension to product development and management with microcontrollers. Accessing a Micro through the serial port is generally the most cost and resource efficient access method. A simple 3-wire connection can be used to enable a PC manage configuration, diagnostic, datalogging and field uprgade functions in a safe and reliable way.

An application (uCSynch) runs on the PC. When it detects a uCDrive enabled microcontroller on a serial port it automatically creates a drive under explorer (by default U:) and synchronizes the files on the microcontroller with those in its last record for that serial number. The drive can then be used as any other drive. You can record a wav file on the microcontroller and simply double click on it for it to play on the PC. Alternatively you can drop a wav file to the U drive (or whatever is configured) and get the microcontroller application to play.


 
MSP430 Atmel Dataflash File System Demonstration
Features

A 2MByte file system is created in the Atmel Dataflash attached to the MSP430. 25K of MSP430 internal flash is also reserved for code storage. The file system is completely failsafe. A full file API is provided - this is documented in the EFFS-TINY user guide.

Files are automatically synchronized between the PC and target based on having a matching serial number and the options set in uCSynch.

Also included is a terminal program which allows access to the target through a standard terminal device (perhaps Hyperterm on a PC).

MSP430 MMC/SD card Demonstration
Features

Contains EFFS-THIN PC compatible FAT12/16 file system for Micros with limited resources. See EFFS-THIN directory for product manual and product brief.

Also included is a terminal program which allows access to the target through a standard terminal device (perhaps Hyperterm on a PC).

MSP430 Internal Flash File System Demonstration
Features

A 45KByte file sytem is created on the target in the internal flash of the MSP430. 25K of this is reserved for code storage. The file system is completely failsafe. A full file API is provided - this is documented in the EFFS-TINY user guide.

Files are automatically synchronized between the PC and target based on having a matching serial number and the options set in uCSynch.

Also included is a terminal program which allows access to the target through a standard terminal device (perhaps Hyperterm on a PC).

Key Features:

  • Windows XP driver
  • Microcontroller appears as pen-drive on PC
  • Automatic synchronisation between PC and Microcontroller
  • Drag and drop access to Microcontroller
  • Drag and drop new binary
  • Edit a file on your Micro with Notepad (or any other Windows Application)
  • Serial number and product code identification