Overview: What is the Peripheral Driver Generator that backs up full-scale development?
The Peripheral Driver Generator is a utility that assists a product developer in creating various built-in peripheral I/O drivers of a microcomputer and the routines (functions) to initialize those drivers by eliminating the developer having to do manual coding. All of the necessary source codes are prepared by the Peripheral Driver Generator according to user settings, so that the development time and development cost can be greatly reduced.
The Peripheral Driver Generator is very simple to use, because all operations are performed through a user-friendly GUI. The status of peripheral I/O mode can be checked quickly and easily.
Also, a pin conflict between peripheral functions can be verified (V.2 only).
* CubeSuite+ (supports only Peripheral Driver Generator V.2) or High-performance Embedded Workshop.
- Elaborate settings of peripheral I/Os accomplished easily without the need for manual coding
The main bodies of peripheral I/O drivers are supplied with the Peripheral Driver Generator package as libraries. The C language source codes of driver initialization routines (functions) are automatically generated according to simple user settings that are accomplished through a user-friendly GUI of the Peripheral Driver Generator.
On the user application side, the peripheral I/O setting work can be completed by only calling these automatically generated routines (functions).
The rest is simple too. Just register the driver main bodies and the automatically generated functions to the Renesas integrated development environment (CubeSuite+, High-performance Embedded Workshop) and then build the user program. This completes an application that includes peripheral I/O drivers.
- Ability to avoid incorrect or forgotten settings related to differing MCU specifications
Depending on the functionality of each microcomputer, peripheral I/Os differ in usable types of modes or the range or combination of set values. Because of these specificational differences, developers themselves had to use caution during coding work by relying on specification documents or technical support information. The Peripheral Driver Generator is devised to prevent erroneous settings by, for example, disabling unusable settings from being selected.
- Advanced setting method using popup window (V.2 only)
Error and warning indications alert you to incorrect peripheral function settings. Simply move the mouse cursor over the mark and a popup window appears to enable you to correct the setting. There are also information indications that warn you about setting items requiring special caution.
- Pin window for identifying pin conflicts (V.2 only)
It is easy to check the peripheral functions selected for specific pins or their I/O setting status. You can also confirm which pins are used by specific peripheral functions. Easy-to-understand warning messages alert you to pin conflicts.
- Displaying pin layout (V.2 only)
MCUs involved: RX210, RX630, RX63N, RX631
The [Pin layout] sheet shows graphical pin layout view. This sheet can be used to select functions for each of the pins with multiplexed functions. Placing the mouse pointer on the pin and clicking right button brings up a list of selectable pin functions.
[Peripheral Driver Generator V.2]
[Peripheral Driver Generator V.1]
Peripheral Driver Generator V.1 is NOT available for V.6.00 Release 00 or later of the C/C++ Compiler Package for M16C Series and R8C Family [M3T-NC30WA]. Use it with an old version in V.5.
|Family ||Series ||Group ||Support information|
|SuperH ||SH/Tiny ||SH7125 ||Peripheral I/O Drivers Supported|
|M16C ||M16C/60 ||M16C/62P|
|M16C/Tiny ||M16C/28, M16C/28B, M16C/29|
|R8C ||R8C/2x, R8C/1x ||R8C/22, R8C/23, R8C/24, R8C/25, R8C/26, R8C/27, R8C/28, R8C/29, R8C/2A, R8C/2B, R8C/2C, R8C/2D, R8C/13|
|H8S ||H8S/Tiny ||H8S/20103, H8S/20203, H8S/20223|
|H8 ||H8/300H Tiny ||H8/3687, H8/36077, H8/36049, H8/36109|