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Flasher 5 PRO

Flasher 5 PRO is a programming tool for Renesas M16C/62, M16C/80, M32C, M79, R32C, R8C series of microcontrollers. This tool allows programming of MCU via serial synchronous or asynchronous interface in circuit only. A target system is required.


Flasher 5 PROFeatures

  • Small, compact housing
  • Easy to use windows program
  • Free software updates1, 2 years of support
  • Serial (in target) programming supported
  • Programming / Verifying / Read back supported
  • 64MByte internal Flash memory to store target program
  • High speed programming: app. 17 sec for 256 kb in serial mode with 10 MHz M16C target for programming and verification
  • Can be used in a production environment
  • PC program allows batch mode processing for usage in automated test systems.
  • Once set up, Flasher can be controlled without the use of PC program
  • ASCII command interface to control Flasher without the use of PC program

Package content

Flasher 5 PRO is delivered with the following components:
Flasher 5 PRO IDC target
interface cable
Ethernet cable RS232 cable 1:1 female / male USB cable USB power supply

Performance of MCUs with internal flash memory

The following table lists program and erase performance values for different controllers.

Microcontroller Memory Size Blank check Erase time Program Program & Verify Verify
R8C/1B4 R5F211B4SP 18 KB 1.9s 2.1s 3.9s 4.7s 1.8s
R8C/L38C R5F2L38CCNFP 132 KB 2.8s 3.2s 13.1s 17.9s 5.9s
M32C/87 M30879FLGP 1024 KB 11.6s 11.4s 29.1s 42.1s 13.5s

10-pin Needle Adapter

SEGGER offers the 10-pin Needle Adapter, which has been designed to connect Flasher 5, Flasher 5 PRO, Flasher ST7 or Flasher STM8 to a PCB which does not come with a mating connector or programming header. The designed pattern with 3 locating pins ensures, that the adapter can only be connected in one way.

The 10-pin needle adapter allows manufacturers to save costs and space on their PCBs since there is no need to provide the PCB with additional connectors. It adapts from the 10-pin, 0.1 inch connector to a 10-pin, 0.05 inch needle pattern.


New features

January 2013:
Firmware update issue fixed for Flasher 5 PRO.

January 2013:
Asynchronous serial support for M16C/M32C/R32C series added to Flasher 5 PRO.
Programming speed increased for R8C under Flasher 5 PRO.

November 2012:
Support for R32C series added to Flasher 5 PRO.
Support for M7900 series added to Flasher 5 PRO.

September 2012:

Flasher 5 PRO released.

Flasher 5R3 / 5 PRO:
RENESAS R8C/2K series supported.
RENESAS R8C/2L series supported.

August 2012:
Flasher 5R3:
RENESAS R8C/L35M series supported.
RENESAS R8C/L36M series supported.
RENESAS R8C/L38M series supported.
RENESAS R8C/L3AM series supported.

July 2012:
Flasher 5R3:
RENESAS M16C/57 series supported.
RENESAS R8C/34 series device files corrected.
Affected devices:

July 2011:
Flasher 5R3:
RENESAS R8C/LA6A series supported.
RENESAS R8C/LA8A series supported.

March 2011:
Flasher 5R3:
RENESAS R8C/36C series supported.
RENESAS R8C/3x series memory map corrected.

Flasher ST7:
ST7FLit10B series supported.
ST7FLit15B series supported.
ST7FLit19B series supported.

November 2010:
Flasher 5R3:
RENESAS R8C/L35C series supported.
RENESAS R8C/L36C series supported.
RENESAS R8C/L38C series supported.
RENESAS R8C/L3AC series supported.
RENESAS R8C can now be used with ID ALeRASE.
RENESAS M16C/65 can now be used with ID ALeRASE.

April 2010:
Flasher 5R3:
RENESAS M306NKFHGP supported.
RENESAS M306NKFJTGP supported.
RENESAS M306NLFJGP supported.
RENESAS M306NLFHGP supported.
RENESAS R8C handling corrected.

January 2010:
Support for RENESAS R8C/32A added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/32C added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/3JA added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/33A added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/33C added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/33T added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/35A added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/35C added.

November 2009:
Support for RENESAS R8C/34E added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/34F added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/34G added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/34H added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/36E added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/36F added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/36G added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/36F added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/38E added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/38F added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/38G added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/38F added.
Support for RENESAS M16C/6C added.
Support for RENESAS M16C/64A added.

January 2009:
Support for RENESAS R8C/1A added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/1B added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/24 added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/25 added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/2A added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/2B added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/2C added.
Support for RENESAS R8C/2D added.
Support for RENESAS M16C/56 added.
Support for RENESAS M16C/5L added.
Support for RENESAS M16C/63 added.
Support for RENESAS M16C/65 added.
Support for RENESAS M38049FFHSP and M38049FFHFP added.

April 2008:
Support for RENESAS M16C/28B, M3062LFGPFP, M3062LFGPGP added.

March 2008:
Support for RENESAS R8C/28, R8C29, M16C/64, M16C/65, M16C/6s added.

December 2007:
Support for RENESAS R32C and R8C added.

October 2006:
Flasher 5 rev. 3 comes with 2MByte Flash to store target data.
This allows programming of all RENESAS CPUs with more than 512KB Flash when Software 1.96a or above is used.
All Flasher 5 with series number above 51584 can be upgraded by just using the new Flasher software.

May 2005:
Up to 20 COM ports supported by FLASHER PC program.
Additional options and commandline parameter added.
Multiple individual setups can be controlled with command line to support multiple Flasher on one PC.

January 2004:
ASCII command interface implemented to control Flasher from any application without the need of Flasher PC program.



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