8051 Development Tools
by Chin-Shiuh Shieh on
- ASEM-51, by W.W. Heinz, is a free 8051 macro assembler for MS-DOS, Windows and Linux.
- Download ASEM-51 v1.3 and unzip it into a sub-directory.
- Issue "ASEMW DEMO.A51" within DOS box will process the source file "DEMO.A51" and generate a output file "DEMO.HEX" in Intel-HEX format and a list file "DEMO.LST" in plain text.
- Refer to "ASEM_51.DOC" for detail usage. The example program "DEMO.A51" is very instructive.
- A template for ASEM 8051 Assembly - asem8051.a51.
- "ASEMSYM.EXE" is a small utility by Chin-Shiuh Shieh which accept list file from ASEM-51 and produce symbol definition file for NoICE51.
- NoICE Remote Debugger - 8051 68HC08 68HC11 68HC12 Z80 Z180 6502 etc. is a shareware written by John Hartman.
- With NoICE Remote Debugger, a monitor "MON8051.HEX" is programmed into ROM, which is controlled by "NoICE51.EXE" (running on PC) via RS232 to debug user program loaded into RAM.
- NoICE for 8051 V5.0 is capable of single step execution, breakpoint execution, register inspection/modification, memory inspection/modification, assembler/disassembler, and more ...
- Source code of "MON8051.HEX" is shipped with NoICE. It can be assembled by PseudoSam 8051 Assembler. Users may customize "MON8051.HEX" to fit their own design.
- Winbond W78C438B is an 8051 variant with non-multiplex P0,P2,Address/Data Bus, and extra I/O port in 84-pin PLCC package. However, there is no on-chip ROM
- Schematic diagram(pdf) of a W78C438B-based 8051 in-circuit-debugger, designed by Chin-Shiuh Shieh.
- Above design, having 16KB ROM at 0000h-3FFFh and 32KB RAM at 4000h-BFFFh, is intended to work with NoICE for 8051 V5.0.
- "MON8051-W78C438B.HEX" is revised by Chin-Shiuh Shieh according to:
- Monitor Code Space: 0000h-3FFFh
- User Code/Data Space: 4000h-BF7Fh
- Monitor Data Space: BF80h-BFFFh
- Baud Rate: 9600bps
- RD, WR are used to access external ROM/RAM.
- Hand-coded UART on P8.0 and P8.7.
- Photograph of a finished board.
- Download NoICE v5.0 for Windows or NoICE v3.1 for DOS and run it to unzip the package.
- Run "NoICE51.exe" for Windows and set the baud rate to 9600bps.
or run "NoICE51.exe" for DOS and set the baud rate to 9600bps.
- NoICE for 8051 v5.0 has an inherent limitation that breakpoints must be at least 3 bytes apart from each other.
- The EA/VPP,XTAL1, and XTAL2 of the target circuit must be left opened if a 40-pin cable is used while debugging.
- Refer to the on-line help for detail usage of NoICE for 8051 v5.0.
- A Brief Note on W78C438B-based 8051 In-Circuit-Debugger with NoICE for 8051.
- A possible bug in W78C4538CP.
- AT89C51-based 8051 in-circuit-debugger
- DS5000-based 8051 in-circuit-debugger
Small Device C Compiler
- SDCC - Small Device C Compiler is a free C compiler for 8051, although library is incomplete.
- Download sdcc-2.3.0-i586-mingw32msvc.zip and unzip it to "c:\" with directory structure preserved.
- Add "c:\sdcc\bin" to DOS search path.
- Issue "sdcc --code-loc 0x4000 --xram-loc 0x8000 test.c" within DOS box will generate "test.ihx" in Intel-HEX format, where "--code-loc 0x4000" is an option used to specify starting code address, "--xram-loc 0x8000" is an option used to specify starting address of external data memory.
- Refer to "c:\sdcc\share\doc\sdcc\sdccman.pdf" for SDCC Compiler User Guide.
- A template for SDCC 8051 C Language - sdcc8051.c.
- uart.c is a UART library by Chin-Shiuh Shieh, including Character, String, and Integer I/O. Refer to sample.c for its usage.
- BASCOM-8051 is a 8051 BASIC Compiler with IDE and integrated simulator and terminal emulator by MCS Electronics.
- Download and unzip dm8051_1.zip and dm8051_2.zip. Run SETUP.EXE to install the DEMO version (2KB Limited).
- Refer to on-line help for further details.
- Turbo51, a free pascal compiler for the 8051 microcontroller family, by Igor Funa.
- Datasheet Archive is an archive with search engine for more than 100 million datasheets from more than 7500 manufacturers.