The Renesas Gang Programmer-Octoprog(RL78/R8C) features include:
The Renesas gang progarmmer-Octoprog is a RL78/R8C Family device programmer that can program up to eight identical devices at the same time. The Renesas Gang Programmer-octoprog connects to a host PC using USB and provides flexible programming options that allow the user to fully customize the process. The Renesas Gang Programmer-octoprog provides an economical and reliable means of programming a wide range of RL78/R8C microcontroller units(MCUs). It is designed with a versatile hardware platform to support programming of different MCUs. The Renesas gang programmer-octoprog can be used to program eight devices simultaneously by copying data held in an internal flash memory to the MCUs internal memory.
Note: Support for RL78-G10 family devices is removed from standard model of Octoprog.
Octoprog software allows user to encrypt and download the hex-file from PC to Gang Programmer using USB connection. Only if the encryption key in programmer and key used for hex-file encryption matches then code will be successfully programmed. This help the user to share the hex-file (encrypted) with EMS provider as the encrypted hex file can be used only with the respective programmer. In addition to this Renesas Gang Programmer-Octoprog allows the user to set the number of targets programmed, Once target count is reached programmer will wipe out its internal memory and wont program any further targets.