Hercules RM42x Development Kit TMDXRM42HDK (ACTIVE)

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The Hercules™ RM42x Development Kit is based on the IEC 61508 SIL 3 certified RM42L32 and is ideal for getting started on development with the RM42 series of the Hercules RM family of microcontrollers. The development board features an on board XDS100v2 JTAG emulator, two CAN transceivers, and access to all peripheral pins. The kit is comprised of a development board, a DC power supply, and a mini-B USB cable.

Recommended software and tools from TI can be found at the links below:

  • Code Composer Studio™ IDE – Integrated development environment (debugger/compiler)
  • HALCoGen – Hardware Abstraction Layer (peripheral drivers) Code Generator with examples
  • Hercules Safety MCU Demos – show key features of Hercules MCUs and do initial board checkout
  • HET IDE – High End Timer debugger with simulator and code examples

  • On-board USB XDS100v2 JTAG debug
  • On-board SCI-to-PC serial communication
  • External high-speed emulation via JTAG
  • Access to signal pin test points
  • LEDs, temp sensor and light sensor
  • 2 CAN transceivers

What's Included

  • RM42L432 Development Board
  • CCStudio IDE: C/C++ Compiler/Linker/Debugger
  • HALCoGen Peripheral Driver Generation Tool
  • CCS and nowFlash Flash Programming Tools
  • GUI Demos with Project/Code Examples
  • Type A to mini B USB cable for using on board XDS100V2 JTAG emulator
  • Flashlight for light sensor demo
  • 5V Power Supply with universal plug adapters

Functional safety training series

This 4-part training series will provide you information to help ease the development of your IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 functional safety applications.

Start developing on the Hercules platform quickly and easily

A number of Hercules EVMs are available making it easy to begin developing optimized software and hardware solutions. Select the best Hercules EVM for you.

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TMDXRM42HDK Hercules Development Kit


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Technical Documents
Datasheet (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 8189 30 Jun 2015
Errata (4)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 113 31 May 2016
PDF 114 31 May 2016
PDF 123 31 May 2016
PDF 123 31 May 2016
User guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 585 14 Sep 2012
White papers (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 847 12 May 2015
PDF 1199 04 Oct 2012
Design files (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 2972 07 Aug 2013
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 38 02 Jan 2019

Software (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
Hercules™ Safety MCU Cortex™-R4 CMSIS DSP Library  HERCULES-DSPLIB  Software Libraries 
SafeTI Hercules Diagnostic Library  SAFETI_DIAG_LIB  Software Libraries 

Development Tools (5)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Uniflash Standalone Flash Tool for TI Microcontrollers (MCU), Sitara Processors & SimpleLink devices  UNIFLASH  Flash Programming Tools 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  CCSTUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
Hardware Abstraction Layer Code Generator for Hercules MCUs  HALCOGEN  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
Hercules Safety MCU Demos  HERCULES_SAFETY_MCU_DEMOS  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
High End Timer (HET)  HET_IDE  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
RM41L232  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
RM42L432  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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