The R-FLIC  is an embedded controller designed to accept multiple processors in the Infineon and ST Microelectronics 166 family.  The board has the CAN physical layer built in and will program the FLASH version of processors. The R-FLIC has the same standard operating modes and hardware features as the RMB167-CRI. The R-FLIC is designed to run each processor at its fastest speed with no wait states. The R-FLIC uses socketed can oscillators to allow the customer to run the board at various speeds. A 16-bit non-multiplexed data bus and a 16-bit non-multiplexed address bus are implemented. Several memory options are supported. The default configuration is the 256K RAM and no EPROM mode. In this mode, the monitor program or user program is downloaded to RAM using the bootstrap feature on the processors. A set of option headers, make the R-FLIC a flexible hardware platform. The R-FLIC is compatible with all of our other 16-bit boards. The board size, the location and function of all headers are kept the same.
Notable features of the board include:

1.  Industrial strength shielding: The printed circuit board is a six-layered board with separate VCC and GND planes for improved shielding designed to operate in noisy industrial applications.
2.  FLASH Memory Capability: Sockets on the board accept 29F010 - 40 FLASH chips, 256K internal FLASH on some processors
3.  External bus system on a header. The R-FLIC has a 2 x 16 pin header for selection of the operating modes, which are determined during reset by the state of Port 0 bits.
4.  On Board 5 Volt Power Regulation.

Hardware Overview   rflic02.jpg (78492 bytes)   (User's Manual)

  • ST10F168 / C167CR-LM   (Infineon, ST Microelectronics)
    CAN physical layer built into the board
    FLASH parts programmable on-board
  • One serial port with a MAX232 driver, terminated at DB-9 connector
  • Bootstrap loading feature
  • Runs at 5MHz and implements a phase-lock loop to run at full speed
  • Internal 16 Channel 10-bit analog-to-digital converter
  • 4K of internal RAM
  • CAN bus on board the processor
  • CAN physical layer built into the board
  • One serial port with a MAX232 driver, terminated at DB-9 connector
  • High speed synchronous serial channel
  • 111 bits of general-purpose input / outputs ports
  • Accommodates 64K to 1MB of SRAM (256K installed)
  • Accommodates 128K to 1MB FLASH memory (not installed)
  • Push buttons for RESET# and NMI# (non-maskable interrupt)
  • Microcontroller surface mounted to the board
  • Machine screw sockets under all other
  • Power on LED
  • Flexible and embeddable 8 layer industrial board
  • Board size 4"x6 1/2"
  • Power consumption is less than 175mA running at 40MHz
  • Mounting holes in corners

Software Overview
Reads166, version 3.10, is Rigel Corporationís Integrated Development Environment for the Infineon / ST Microelectronics 16-bit processors. Reads166 includes an editor, a host-to-board communications system, an assembler, and a C compiler. Reads166 is completely rewritten in native 32-bit code to run on Windows 95 / 98 / NT. Reads166 includes a sophisticated project management system to simplify code reusability and version control. The C compiler is rewritten to support a full debugger. The debugger allows you to step through your code with breakpoints and variable watches as the compiled code runs on the target board, similar to the operation of an in-circuit emulator.

rFLI Utility Software supports the bootstrap loader feature and downloads a minimal monitor during bootstrapping. rFLI is a utility program to program the internal FLASH memory of the processor and the external FLASH memory chips on the R-FLIC board. The R-FLIC must be bootstrapped and the special-purpose monitor program downloaded before any other utility is used. The special-purpose monitor was developed with Rigel's integrated development environment Reads166. The rFLI program should be used only when you wish to burn the FLASH memory. Use the Reads166 for code development.

The R-FLIC package includes the following:  

  1. R-FLIC board with 256K of static RAM
  2. Evaluation version of Reads166 for Windows 95 / 98 / NT
  3. rFLI Utility Software
  4. RMON166 monitor program with source code
  5. User's Guide (download from the web) with circuit diagrams
  6. Bootstrap file source code
  7. Sample programs

Schools, Students (with valid school ID), and US military personal receive a 10% discount on all products.

R-FLIC Options 1-10 11-24
R-FLIC      ST10F168 $ 300 $ 275
R-FLIC     ST10R167 $ 250 $ 225



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