The E8a on-chip debugging emulator is a development of the E8, maintaining the same functionality and ease of use whilst reducing both cost to the end user and the size of the unit.
The E8a is designed to be used both as an on-chip debugger for R8C Family, M16C Family, H8 Family H8/Tiny and Super Low Power Series, and 740 Family in conjunction with Renesas High-performance Embedded workshop, providing the user with a range of debugging features as well as a handy device programmer. E8a is ideal for the modern development and prototyping environment with programming support for devices from all the main MCU families.
The product is supplied with USB host interface cable, a user interface cable, the E8a itself and a software pack containing High-performance Embedded Workshop, Flash Development Toolkit, debugger support software for the E8a and evaluation versions of the Renesas compiler toolchains. Supported versions of the toolchains are available from your Renesas supplier.
Important: See here about details of Target Devices
- Ultra-compact dimensions：92 mm × 42 mm × 15 mm
- Biodegradable material : E8a's plastic case is made from a biodegradable material. (a vegetable-based polylactide [PLA])
- Complete debug functions
- Real-time emulation possible even at highest CPU operating frequency. Ample built-in Break and Trace functions for Tiny MCU System developments.
- Memory expansion mode is supported. (Device Permitting)
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- Close to target system actual evaluation
- The user system can be debugged in conditions as close as possible to the end-product.
- Superior capabilities : The debugger ensures high-efficiency debugging with a dedicated window for setting Break-points and Break conditions, trace data window display and command line functions. High-speed downloading of a load-module file also supported.
- High-performance Embedded Workshop (Renesas IDE) offers seamless support for system development
- The High-performance Embedded Workshop IDE brings the debugger component, compiler toolchain and some FLASH programming capability together within a single application environment, there is no need to keep launching different applications - the IDE takes care of it all.
- USB bus-powered: no external power supply required
- The host PC supplies power to the E8a via the USB bus meaning no external power supply is necessary. Use it anywhere, anytime. Power can also be supplied on to the user system from the E8a emulator.
- On-board programming : The E8a can be used as a FLASH memory programming interface in conjunction with the Flash Development Toolkit.
- E7/E8 compatibility means smooth environment migration
- No special adjustments are necessary to connect to any system designed to connect to the predecessor E8 or ancestor E7 debug modules, the E8a will slot directly into such designs, an example of this is the Renesas Starter Kits (RSK) which will work just as well with E8a as with an E8.
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