USB-ML-CFE (Discontinued)

USB BDM Interface cable for the ColdFire V2/V3/V4 (Discontinued)

Product Details

 The USB-ML-CFE (USB ColdFire Multilink) has been discontinued. The recommended replacement part is the all-in-one Multilink Universal. Most software products will support the Multilink Universal transparently. Please visit the Legacy Hardware Transition Support Page for more information.

Older software may need to be patched so that it will natively work with the latest Cyclones and Universal Multilinks. See FAQ #211.

For users who would prefer a high-speed solution, the Multilink Universal FX is also compatible, but please note that older software will need an upgrade to use the Multilink Universal FX.

 Other compatible interfaces include the Cyclone Universal, Cyclone Universal FX, and Tracelink<

Multilink Trade-In Program

PEmicro offers a trade-in program for older Multilinks. If you have a USB-ML-CFE, you can trade it in for a discount towards our Multilink Universal or Multilink Universal FX. Please visit our Multilink Trade-In Program page for more information.

System Requirements

Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10. Requires a USB port on the PC.
Product Comparison

Product Number USB-ML-CFE Cyclone Max
Supports NXP ColdFire 5xxx Yes Yes
Supports NXP PowerPC 5xx/8xx No Yes
Supports NXP PowerPC 55xx No Yes
Supports NXP ARM MAC71/72 No Yes
Max download bit rate 1 Mbps 10 Mbps
Programming Software Included No Yes
Automated Control Software No Yes
MCU voltage range 1.8v - 5.25v 1.8v - 5.25v
MCU bus frequency range None None
USB interface Yes Yes
Serial Interface No Yes
Ethernet Interface No Yes
Auto-detects target frequency Yes Yes
Auto-adjusts to target voltage Yes Yes
Transient supression Yes Yes
Detects target powered state Yes Yes
Stand-alone programming (PC/No PC) No Yes
Stores multiple programming images No Yes
Designed for parallel operation (GANG) No Yes
Expansion Port No Yes
Serial/UDP protocol available No Yes
RoHS compliant Yes Yes

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Documentation / Manuals
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PEmicro Hardware Interface Drivers, v.12 (7/8/10/11)  (2889 KB)
Version 12.7 Adds support for 64 bit PEmicro applications. Also it includes the atom fix which affects very select users. Installs PEmicro drivers to allow applications to communicate with PEmicro hardware. Please note that not all hardware may be supported for your OS. This does not include the application level support which comes with the different products. Administrator privilege is now required. Released 11/30/2017.
This application allows an ColdFire V2 processor with internal flash to be unsecured via the following PEmicro hardware interfaces: USB-ML-UNIVERSAL (all revisions) USB-ML-UNIVERSAL-FX (Rev B and higher) When a device is secure, it will not respond to BDM (Background Debug Mode) commands and must be unsecured via JTAG mode. In order to properly unsecure the device, the bus frequency on reset must be input by the user. This utility is supported in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.
My Legacy Codewarrior, my Eclipse Codewarrior 10.2 or higher, or my other 3rd party software with PEmicro support will not detect my PEmicro hardware tool or fails to connect to the target board. What can I do to fix this?
The connection assistant dialog indicates that my Multilink or Cyclone is undetected even though I have connected the hardware to my USB port. What should I do?

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