How to Program the ST10F27X Embedded Flash Using the St10 Flasher Tool V2.4b.222
The ST10F27X is a 16-bit microcontroller with embedded flash memory that can be programmed using the ST10FLASHER tool[^1^]. This tool is a Windows-based application that allows you to read, write, erase and verify the flash memory of the ST10F27X devices. In this article, we will show you how to use the St10 Flasher Tool V2.4b.222 to program the ST10F27X embedded flash.
A PC running Windows XP or later.
A ST10F27X evaluation board or a custom board with a ST10F27X device.
A serial cable or a USB-to-serial adapter to connect the PC and the board.
The St10 Flasher Tool V2.4b.222 software, which can be downloaded from here.
A hex file containing the code to be programmed into the flash memory.
Install the St10 Flasher Tool V2.4b.222 software on your PC by following the instructions in the setup wizard.
Connect the board and the PC using the serial cable or the USB-to-serial adapter.
Launch the St10 Flasher Tool V2.4b.222 software from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut.
Select the COM port that corresponds to your serial connection in the Port field.
Select the ST10F27X device type in the Device field.
Select the hex file that contains the code to be programmed in the File Name field.
Click on Connect to establish communication with the board.
Click on Erase to erase the flash memory of the device.
Click on Program to write the code into the flash memory of the device.
Click on Verify to check if the code has been written correctly into the flash memory of the device.
Click on Disconnect to end communication with the board.
In this article, we have shown you how to use the St10 Flasher Tool V2.4b.222 to program the ST10F27X embedded flash using a serial connection. This tool is easy to use and supports various features such as reading, writing, erasing and verifying the flash memory of the ST10F27X devices. You can use this tool to develop and test your applications for the ST10F27X microcontroller family.
Features of the ST10F27X Devices
The ST10F27X devices are 16-bit microcontrollers with embedded flash memory that belong to the ST10 family of 16-bit CMOS microcontrollers. They offer high CPU performance, high peripheral functionalities and enhanced I/O capabilities. Some of the main features of the ST10F27X devices are:
A CPU frequency up to 64 MHz with a 4-stage pipeline and a 16-bit DSP co-processor for signal processing algorithms.
A single voltage flash memory up to 256 Kbytes with 100,000 erase/write cycles and 20 years data retention.
A RAM up to 16 Kbytes with optional battery backup.
A clock management unit with an on-chip oscillator that supports external resonators or clocks, a PLL for frequency multiplication and a real time clock module with a 32 kHz oscillator.
A power management unit with a single supply voltage of 5V, an internal regulator for the core logic supply of 1.8V, a power down mode with RTC running and a power saving mode with CPU clock stopped.
A memory interface unit that supports external memory expansion up to 16 Mbytes, multiplexed or demultiplexed address/data bus, byte or word access and various wait state configurations.
A CAN interface unit that supports CAN protocol version 2.0B active with standard or extended identifiers, up to 15 message objects and various interrupt sources.
Various peripheral units such as timers, capture/compare units, PWM units, serial interfaces, analog/digital converters, watchdog timer, external interrupt inputs and general purpose I/O ports.
For more details on the features and specifications of the ST10F27X devices, refer to the ST10F27X datasheet or user manual[^2^].