Ronetix has just released there PEEDI-JTAG emulator and flash programmer for ARM7, ARM9 and XScale based micro controllers. The new firmware adds support of direct programming NAND FLASH memory connected to an ARM or an XSCALE MCU. This unique feature enables the easy use of NAND FLASH memory as a boot device. PEEDI supports 8 and 16 bit NAND chips up to 8Gbit. There is also a bad block management, which handles the bad blocks during programming and enables PEEDI to forcibly mark blocks as bad or healthy.
PEEDI can be used in standalone mode to program more that 800 flash devices, as well as AT91SAM7, LPC2000, MAC7100, STR7, TMS470 and Atmel DataFlash families. PEEDI supports native GNU gdb and provides a high real download speed – up to 1Mbytes/s.
Among the advantages of PEEDI are:
- Multi core support of up to 4 cores
- Built-in support for gdb (remote target via Ethernet).
- High real download speed of up to 1Mbytes/s.
- 5 kHz – 33MHz JTAG clock using 35cm standard cable.
- Target Voltage 1.2V – 5V.
- Built-in telnet command line interface.
- Built-in very fast flash programmer that supports over 800 Flash devices.
- Can be used as a standalone flash programmer, up to 15 images stored on MMC/SD card controlled by front panel interface.
- Small robust aluminum case.
- DCC over TCP support.