The required software to debug on the ToolStick development platform is available as free downloads. Install the ToolStick Development Tools and Silicon Labs' 8-bit Microcontroller Studio to the same directory and follow the appropriate Daughter Card User’s Guide for instructions on using the development tools and running the demonstration firmware.
The easiest way to get started experimenting with the ToolStick is with the ToolStick Starter Kit. This kit is a complete development system that contains a ToolStick Base Adapter and an interchangeable C8051F330 MCU Daughter Card. To continue developing with a selected MCU, use the guide below to choose the appropriate Daughter Card and Programming Adapter. Daughter Cards are sold individually and require a separate Base Adapter to be purchased if not previously owned. Programming Adapter kits include a Base Adapter and a separate purchase is not required.
See the Silicon Labs MCUniversity
page for information on ToolStick solutions for colleges and universities. See the Capacitive Touch Sense
page for information on Silicon Labs' touch sense solutions and ToolStick development boards.
Daughter Card and Programming Adapter Add-Ons
Choose the appropriate Daughter Card and Programming Adapter for your part number. Refer to the ToolStick
Base Adapter User's Guide.
To develop with a different MCU, designers need the ToolStick Base Adapter.