UDE Memtool Utilities - Tools for FLASH Memory Programming and OTP Memory Programming

UDE MemTool

UDE MemTool is designed for On-Chip FLASH programming and On-Board FLASH / OTP programming with microcontroller hardware systems using SAB C16x, C166CBC, C166S-V2, XC16x, ST10, TriCore, ARM7, ARM9 TDMI derivatives.
The debugging tool Universal Debug Engine (UDE) features the On-Chip FLASH programming or external FLASH / OTP EPROM programming directly from within the Debugging Environment via the UDE MemTool Add-In.

Versions of Memtool

UDE MemTool Add-In .. is a part of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) and allows the FLASH / OTP programming during the development cycle inside of UDE. MemTool observes the download path and runs the programming process when requested.

UDE Standalone MemTool .. comes with a separate frontend interface as standalone tool outside of UDE. All programming functions are available also via standard COM automation interfaces. Using these interfaces, the features of MemTool may be integrated into automatic production and test systems or can be executed via scripts.

General Features

  • High-speed data communication by using the debug channel between target system and the debugging tool Universal Debug Engine based on the fast-PC6x or Access Device Communication Hardware
  • Automatic adaptation of data to be programmed to the smallest memory block size by automatic read operations
  • Easy-to-Use: FLASH programming is integrated in the debugger-to-target program download.
  • Transparent Erase Mode: previous bank read and bank erase simulate random access for non-bytewise erasable FLASH memories

Functions of UDE MemTool

UDE Memtool offers following functions (depending on the type of memory)
  • Erasing the entire memory module
  • Erasing selected sectors of the memory module
  • Loading Intel Hex and Motorola S-Record files
  • Programming all or selected portions of the file into the memory module
  • Comparing all or selected portions of the file to the current contents of the memory module
  • Read back and save-to-disk of the current memory content
  • Setting and Resetting the Chip/Sector Protection (On-Chip only)
  • Calculating CRC sums of sections.
MemTool can handle more than one memory module on the target system and is only using On-Chip RAM for execution (IRAM; XRAM when available). MemTool supports the SingleChip Reset Mode of the new SAB C16x derivatives.


Automatic activation when downloading an application in the debugger if write accesses onto the FLASH are required. In a dialog box all areas to be programmed are displayed. Programming may be started or cancelled manually. In the Transparent-Erase Mode, after editing a memory area in the debugger (e.g. in the memory window) the FLASH programming tool may be launched and the edited data can be burned into the memory using simulated bytewise programming.


Supported Microcontroller with On-Chip FLASH / OTP Memories

  • SAB XC161 CJ-16FF On-Chip FLASH
  • SAB XC164 CS-16FF On-Chip FLASH
  • SAB XC167 CI-16FF On-Chip FLASH
  • SAB C161 CI/CS/JC/SI-32F On-Chip FLASH
  • SAB C163 -16F On-Chip FLASH
  • SAB C164 CI-8E On-Chip OTP FLASH
  • SAB C164 CH-8F On-Chip FLASH
  • SAB C167 CR-16FM On-Chip FLASH
  • SAB C167 CS-32F On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F163, ST10F166, ST10F167 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F168 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F169 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F251, ST10F252 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F271, ST10F272 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F273, ST10F275, ST10F276 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F280, ST10F282 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST10F269, ST10F296 On-Chip FLASH
  • ST30F771, ST30F772, ST30F774 On-chip FLASH
  • STR710, STR711, STR712 On-Chip FLASH
  • STR730, STR731 On-Chip FLASH
  • LPC2104, LPC2105, LPC2106 On-Chip FLASH
  • LPC2114, LPC2119 On-chip FLASH
  • LPC2124, LPC2129, LPC2131 ,LPC2132, LPC2138 On-chip FLASH
  • LPC2141, LPC2142, LPC2144, LPC2146, LPC2148, LPC2194 On-chip FLASH
  • LPC2194 On-chip FLASH
  • LPC2212, LPC2214, LPC2292, LPC2294 On-chip FLASH
  • AT91SAM7S32, AT91SAM7S64, AT91SAM7S128, AT91SAM7256 On-Chip FLASH
  • TriCore TC1100, TC1115, TC1130, TC1775, TC1796, TC1910, TC1912, TC1920 On-Chip/External FLASH
  • Latest TriCore Derivative's On-Chip FLASH

Supported External FLASH Memories of C16x , C166S V2, XC16x , TriCore and ARM7 derivatives

  • M29B xxx , M29C xxx , M29D xxx , M29F xxx , M29L xxx , M29W xxx Family and 100% compatible external FLASH
  • AT29C xxx Family external FLASH
  • AT49B xxx Family external FLASH
  • SST39VF xxx, SST39LF xxx Family external FLASH
  • i28F xxx Family external FLASH
  • M58BW xxx Family external FLASH
  • TC58VFB xxx Family external FLASH
  • further devices under preparation
It is possible to extend the database of the supported external FLASH memories by the user. Please see the FAQ list of UDE.

Communication between Host PC and Target System

As communication channels ASC Bootstrap loader, CAN Bootstrap loader, CAN in combination with ASC Bootstrap loader and JTAG can be used. The standalone MemTool offers additionally the host-target communication via a standard RS232 host interface (COMx). Beside RS232 interface, the usage of the K-Line interface is possible.

UDE Product ID
Target uController
Communication interface
Access Device 2+
Access Device 2
Interface Card
Serial RS232
Parallel EPP
C16x, ST10
  ASC Bootstrap Loader / ASC ok ok ok ok  
  ASC Bootstrap Loader / SSC ok   ok    
  ASC Bootstrap Loader / CAN ok   ok    
  K-Line Interface ok   ok ok  
  CAN Bootstrap Loader ok ok ok    
C166CBC, SDA6000
  JTAG ok ok     ok1
  ASC Bootstrap Loader / ASC ok ok ok ok  
  CAN Bootstrap Loader ok ok ok    
  K-Line Interface     ok ok  
  JTAG ok ok     ok1
  ASC Bootstrap Loader / ASC ok ok ok ok  
  CAN Bootstrap Loader ok2 ok2      
  K-Line Interface     ok ok  
  JTAG ok ok     ok1
  JTAG ok ok      
1) JTAG on-board wiggler required      2) On request

Licensing of the UDE standalone MemTool

For UDE standalone MemTool, one license is required per workplace. Other license models are available on request, e.g. Department/ Company License or OEM license model.

The UDE standalone MemTool license includes a one-year maintenance and support contract which may be renewed every year. The license includes one custom specific adaptation (product) to an particular target system by pls Development Tools. Thus, the 'MemTool Configuration Form' is used to define the specific target system configuration. Additional MemTool adaptations to other target systems can then easily be set up by the customer itself.

With a full-custom MemTool, even more advanced features can be included into MemTool (e.g. integration into automatic production and test systems). Please contact us for specification and quotation.


Please note that - caused by the limited number of program-erase cycles of the FLASH and the time required for programming - single-stepping inside FLASH in non-JTAG derivatives while debugging the application is not possible.

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