Cosmic produce C compilers and Windows based simulators and
debuggers for a
wide range of CPUs. They run under Windows and on a range of
other hosts. Cosmic specialise in Freescale devices with compilers for
Kinetis, C05, HC08/S08,
HC16 as well as
56800 series, 68K & CPU32. Also supported are the
ST7, ST10/Super10 and
debuggers will control a number of ICE and BDM modules (such as
the P&E range) allowing the same user interface to be retained
throughout the development cycle.
Cosmic compilers follow ANSI and
ISO rules and conventions. Syntax extensions allow the programmer to efficiently
use all processor specific features directly in C (interrupts, zero page, peripherals, EEPROM,
- Most Cosmic Compilers are fully re-entrant and recursive using standard ANSI stack frame conventions.
- Cosmic Compilers come with source code for
all libraries provided.
- Interrupts can be
managed entirely in C. The compiler takes care to save and restore
the necessary registers.
- The compilers support three convenient methods
for adding assembly code inside a C program including an argument
- The Macro assembler supports C #defines and #includes so that C and
assembly language modules may share common constants and macros.
- The compiler options create relocatable and/or
absolute C interspersed with the corresponding Assembly listings.
- Cosmic compilers are available to
operate on PCs
running Windows 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP and UNIX systems running PC-Linux,
SUN Solaris and HP-UX.
- The Cosmic relocatable and absolute
object formats are host independent. This allows user's on PC
Windows, Linux, SUN and HP to share objects for linking and
- The Linker organises the code in memory, takes care of initializing
global variables and can generate automated checksums for most
- Utilities include a Librarian, hex file generator, object format
converters, debugging support utilities and multi-pass compiler command
A unifying debug environment - IDEA
All Cosmic C Cross Compilers for Windows include IDEA - Cosmic's own
integrated development environment. IDEA is designed specifically for
developing embedded applications and includes an editor, project manager, graphical smart build/make
facility, program analyzer, link file generator, documentation
manager and ZAP debugger all in one easy to use environment running
under Windows 95/98/NT/2000 and XP.
IDEA includes the following
- Windows 32 bit MS style editor
with syntax highlights for both C and assembly source.
- Convenient Project window provides easy
access to the most frequently used functions such as make,
build, touch, mark, compile, link and debug. The project manager
also supports Drag and Drop so you can select and drag files
from a Windows Explorer to the project manager for easy setup.
- Intuitive Explorer style source file
display - shows compiler options, include file dependencies,
file build status, time and date of last edit, function
prototypes, command line defines, global and static variables
- Flexible Link builder offers point and
click configuration of memory map.
- Configures the Compiler and Linker to
build only files that need to be rebuilt and run various
compiler or user defined utilities automatically. No need for makefiles.
- IDEA provides an intuitive
graphical setup for compiler and assembler options.
- IDEA allows compiler and
assembler options to be set at both project and file level.
- When a compiler error is found in a file
just double clicking on the error brings up an editor window on
that file, at the line with the error.
- Searches can take place in the project files or other
group of files or directories.
- It is possible to attach any documents or notes to your
project or to individual source files.
The ZAP Debugger
A full featured C and Assembly language source-level debugger for
embedded applications, ZAP's intuitive
graphical interface is the same for all targets and execution
ZAP typical features include:
- For the Freescale CPUs Kinetis, HC08, S08, 12, S12, S12X
and XGATE the Debugger uses our range of P&E BDM cables or
the Cyclone Pro debug interfaces for rapid USB and Ethernet
based interaction with the target hardware, For the
other CPUs a small monitor program provides the target
end support via a serial port.
- Browse and set breakpoints in any source
- Easy access to any C object
including Enums, Bit Fields, Structs, Floats, Strings etc.
- Debugging of mixed C and assembly
applications at the C or Assembly source level including
coordinated source and disassembly displays.
- ZAP does not modify or
augment the user code in any way. The code used by ZAP is
the same optimized code that will be used in the final product.
All debug symbols are stored in a separate section on the host
(e.g. PC). Debug symbols are never stored on the target.
- In addition to the graphical interface, ZAP offers a
robust command and scripting language which can be used to
create automated test scripts including: saving a debugging session and playing it back
later as well as interactively opening, reading and writing
to multiple input and output files on the host system.
- On line Help Includes Using ZAP, C Language Syntax and C
library Functions to provide a complete debugging environment on
- The ZAP XGATE debugger provides separate debugging
windows for the HCS12x and the XGATE processors with the
ability to run both in real time.
- Most versions of ZAP include Flash programming support
for on and off chip memories.
- Some versions of ZAP are Kernel-aware via a plug-in provided by Cosmic (example: OSEK for the HC12)
The ZAP Simulator
Cosmic can provide a simulator for virtually all the
- ZAP accurately counts CPU cycles to provide
valuable timing information.
- ZAP provides a configurable mechanism to
simulate CPU interrupts.
- It displays code coverage and
timing information on a file by file or function by function
- It generate coverage reports for code executed or not
- Displays a time-line of function calls to track