ADK-6140BC: HI-6140 Bus Controller Application Development Kit




This development kit is solely for Bus Controller development. If a Remote Terminal evaluation kit is required, please order the separate HI-6140 RT evaluation kit.


An ANSI C language reference project is provided that is ready-to-run on the ARM Cortex M3 evaluation platform, demonstrating concurrent operation for a Bus Controller only. It supports the three ‘Logical Hub’ modes: SWITCH, LINK and SPEC. For demonstration purposes, only four RS-485 ports of a possible 31 RS-485 interfaces are provided, however the control signals can be output from the CPLD for all 31 RT ports. For convenience, this kit includes IAR Systems Embedded Workbench® for ARM, and a fully integrated debug interface for the ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller.


The Quick Start Guide QSG-6140BC describes how to set up and run the board.  Additional support material and all required project software are found in the included Holt CD-ROM.  A version of the demonstration software is already programmed into the microcontroller flash; the board is operational right out of the box without installing or running the provided software development tools.



Evaluation Kit Contents

  • Quick Start Guide.

  • HI-6140 Project Software and Documentation CD.

  • Installation CD for IAR Systems Embedded Workbench® for ARM (32KB KickStart.).

  • Plug-in DC power supply.

  • USB debug interface cable.

  • RS-232 serial cable, DB-9M to DB-9F for console I/O using a connected computer.

  • 2-board assembly comprised of

    • Upper HI-6140 and logical hub board with four RS-485 hub-RT links.

    • Lower MCU board with ARM Cortex M3 16-/32-bit microprocessor, debug interface and regulated 3.3VDC power supply.