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about SoftICE
« on: October 08, 2009, 07:40:30 pm »
I am researching for SoftICE.
I found same word SoftICE that SST developed and works with Keil debugger.
Its Hex data is downloadable from SST website.

It and NXP shiped MCU's SoftICE located at 0x10800-0x11F00 look like very well.
For Example,
SST: 0xE556 : 56 33 2E 34 (=> V3.4)

Shiped NXP MCU: 0x10D56 : 56 33 2E 34 (=> V3.4)
               : 0x0D56  : 56 33 2E 34 (=> V3.4) 
(linked from forum. I can't come to this address normaly in NXP web site,then I cannot judge if
 this is the latest .At least Bootloader in this is for 89V51RD2 and old.)

I guess these origins might be identical.

Through my destributer, NXP answered that they don't support SoftICE, ask Keil.

I have 3 questions.
Though it might be different from the aim of this forum,
if someone knows, let me know.

(1) Where Can I get latest SoftICE for P89LV51Rx2.
(2) Who developed the SoftICE for P89LV51Rx2?
(3) If (2)'s answer is SST, Why NXP doesn't mention about SST through they ship SoftICE into MCU.


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Re: about SoftICE
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 06:41:41 am »
NXP answered to me following.

- SoftICE is a SST's Product.
- SST asked NXP to install SoftICE to shiped MCU.
- NXP can't offer latest SoftICE. If required , a user must purchase SoftICE from SST.

uuum. not so bad.
I wonder if SoftICE is so worth.