Flash Magic is an application developed by Embedded Systems Academy to allow you to easily access the features of a microcontroller device. With this program you can erase individual blocks or the entire Flash memory of the microcontroller.
This application is very useful for those who work in the electronics field. The main window of the program is composed of five sections where you can find the most common functions in order to program a microcontroller device. Using the “Communications” section you will be able to choose the way a specific device connects to your computer. Select the COM port to be used and the baud rate. It is recommended that you choose a low baud rate first and increase it afterwards. This way you will determine the highest speed with which your system works. In order to select which parts of the memory to erase, choose from the items in the “Erase” section. The third section is optional. It offers you the possibility to program a HEX file. In the next section you will be able to find different programming options, such as “verify after programming”, “gen block checksums”, “execute” and others. When you’re done, click the Start button that can be found in the “Start” section. The program will start the device, and you will able to see the progress of the operations at the bottom of the main window.
Using Flash Magic, you are able to perform different operations to a microcontroller device, operations like erasing, programming and reading the flash memory, modifying the Boot Vector, performing a blank check on a section of the Flash memory and many others.