Function and Performance Comparisons Between PG-FP6 and PG-FP5

Functions
Function PG-FP6 PG-FP5
Supported MCUs RL78, RX, RH850, Renesas Synergy™, some special-purpose ICs, SuperH, R8C, 78K or V850 (with single-power-supply Flash memory) RL78, RX, RH850, SuperH, R8C, 78K or V850 (with single-power-supply Flash memory/dual-power-supply flash memory)
External Dimensions 140mm × 90mm × 30mm (protruding parts excluded)
Weight Approximately 245g Approximately 230g
Host Interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1), serial interface USB 2.0 (USB 1.1), serial interface
External Control Interface Provided Provided
Terminal Control Provided (command released) Provided (command released)
Self-Testing Function Provided Provided
Target Interface CSI, CSI-H/S, UART, FINE CSI, CSI-H/S, UART, FINE, IIC, PORT
VDD Supply From the Programmer Provided Provided
ROM Code Max. 256MB (divided by 8) Max. 16MB (divided by 8, 4, 2, or 1)
MCU-Specific Information Parameter file for the PG-FP6 (Included in FP6 Terminal) Note1
Multiple files (max. 8) can be read.
Parameter file for the PG-FP5
Multiple files (max. 8) can be read.
MCU Security Settings Provided Provided
Main Unit Security Settings Provided Provided
Simple Mode Provided Provided
Bank Mode Provided Provided
Single Write Operation by a Programmer The NEXT, ENTER or CANCEL buttons are used.
The START button is used for write operation.
The NEXT, ENTER or CANCEL buttons are used.
The START button is used for write operation.
Target Cable 14-pin cable 14-pin cable, 16-pin cable
Power Power supply adapter for the PG-FP6 (accessory) or USB power supply Note2 Power supply adapter for the PG-FP5 (sold separately)
Programming GUI Programming GUI for the PG-FP6: FP6 Terminal Note1 Programming GUI for the PG-FP5 Note1

Notes:

  1. The FP6 Terminal for the PG-FP6 includes parameter files and firmware, which are provided separately for the PG-FP5, and USB drivers.
  2. This function facilitates use of USB power in places where power outlets are not available when reprogramming the field. When connecting the product directly to the USB port of a PC, use the power supply adapter that comes with the product.
Performance

Improved Download Speed

With the PG-FP6, the time required for downloading program files to the main unit was reduced compared with the PG-FP5.

Note: These numeric values were measured using a program with a file size of 16MB.

Improved Programming Speed

With the PG-FP6, the programming time to MCUs was reduced compared with the PG-FP5.

  RH850/E1M-S2
Code: 4MB Data: 64KB
RX71M
Code: 4MB Data: 64KB
RL78/F15
Code: 512KB Data: 16KB
PG-FP5 26 sec. 25 sec. 11 sec.
PG-FP6 21 sec. 15 sec. 10 sec.
Effect Using PG-FP6 Reduced by 19% Reduced by 40% Reduced by 9%

Note: Numeric values are reference values.