Hercules RM57Lx LaunchPad Development Kit


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The Hercules™ RM57Lx Launchpad™ Development Kit is based on the highest performance Hercules MCU RM57L843 – lockstep cached 330MHz ARM® Cortex®-R5F based RM series MCU. Hercules MCUs are designed to aid in the development of IEC 61508 functional safety industrial and medical applications.

The LaunchPad features connectivity options such as IEEE 1588 precision time Ethernet PHY DP83630 and has the capability in addition to the standard BoosterPack headers, for further expansion to an FPGA or an external SRAM using high density connectors for MCU’s parallel interfaces - EMIF, RTP and DMM.

The RM57Lx MCUs include many diagnostic features such ECC protection for CPU caches & other memories and a rich set of peripherals such as two 12-bit ADCs, programmable High-End timers, motor control peripherals (eQEP, eCAP, ePWM), Ethernet, MibSPI, EMIF and many serial communication interfaces.

This LaunchPad is pre-programmed with a Hercules safety MCU demo enabling users to easily learn about the key safety, data acquisition and control features of the Hercules MCU platform.

Find additional information on LaunchPad Development Kits, supported BoosterPacks and available resources at Visit the LAUNCHXL2-RM57L Wiki  for software downloads including Ethernet connectivity using lwIP  and other resources. Explore different applications on your LaunchPad Development Kit with BoosterPack plug-in modules.

  • USB powered and capability for external 5v supply
  • On board USB XDS_ICDIc2 JTAG debug
  • IEEE 1588 precision time Ethernet PHY DP83630
  • On board SCI to PC serial communication
  • User programmable push buttons
  • Reset switches
  • LEDs and Analog input
  • Two 40 pin BoosterPack XL Headers (one populated)
  • High density connectors for parallel ports (EMIF, RTP, DMM) for further expansion
  • Footprint for prototyping headers (not populated) to bring out all MCU Pins
  • External high-speed emulation via 14-pin TI-JTAG header (not populated)

  • RM57L843 LaunchPad Evaluation board
  • USB micro cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Arm Cortex-R MCUs
RM57L843 16/32 Bit Arm Cortex-R5F Flash MCU, RISC, EMAC
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* Data sheet RM57L843 Hercules™ Microcontroller Based on the ARM® Cortex®-R Core datasheet (Rev. C) PDF | HTML 24 Jun 2016
* More literature Hercules RM57Lx Launchpad Development Kit Quick Start Guide 09 Jun 2015
Certificate LAUNCHXL2-RM57L and LAUNCHXL2-570LC43 EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) 02 Jan 2019
User guide RM57Lx 16/32 RISC Flash Microcontroller Technical Reference Manual (Rev. A) 01 Mar 2018
Design guide High-Availability Industrial High-Speed Counter Pulse Train Output Design Guide 15 Jun 2015
Functional safety information Foundational Software for Functional Safety 12 May 2015

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HERCULES-DSPLIB Hercules™ Safety MCU Cortex™-R4 CMSIS DSP Library SAFETI_DIAG_LIB SafeTI Hercules Diagnostic Library
CCSTUDIO Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE) HALCOGEN Hardware Abstraction Layer Code Generator for Hercules MCUs HET_IDE High End Timer (HET)
NOWECC ECC generation tool UNIFLASH UniFlash flash programming tool

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