Microcontroller Solutions
Programming, Debugging, and Emulating tools are all used during the development and testing phase of microcontroller code development. Some development tool manufacturers combine the functionality of these into one unit, while others make a clear distinction in products between them. 

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Programming Tools - Silicon Labs

  • 8051

ISP Programmers/Debuggers/Emulators

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The USB Debug Adapter provides the interface between the PC’s USB port and the C8051Fxxx’s in-system debug/programming circuitry. The attached 10-pin debug ribbon cable connects the adapter to the target board and the target device’s debug interface signals (the USB Debug Adapter supports both Silicon Labs JTAG and C2 debug interfaces.)



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The CA51 Compiler Kit for the 8051 microcontroller family supports all 8051 derivatives including classic devices and IP cores from companies like Analog Devices, Atmel, Cypress Semiconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Goal, Hynix, Infineon, Intel, NXP (founded by Philips), OKI, Silicon Labs, SMSC, STMicroelectronics, Synopsis, TDK, Temic, Texas Instruments, and Winbond.

Keil - CA51 Compiler for 8051
Keil - PK51 Pro Developer Kit

Stand-Alone Programmers

ToolStick Adapter Platform

The ToolStick Adapter Platform provides a development and demonstration platform for Silicon Labs microcontrollers and to demonstrate the Silicon Labs software tools, including the Silicon Labs Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The fToolStick development platform consists of two components: the ToolStick Base Adapter and a daughter card. The ToolStick Base Adapter provides a USB debug interface and data communications path between a Windows PC and a target microcontroller. The Base Adapter is powered from USB and also provides power to the daughter cards

Toolstick Platform Programmers

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