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ColdFire Development Packages including GCC Compiler
The MCF5213 Evaluation Kit
P&E Microcomputer's new DEV5213CF is an ideal evaluation kit for getting started on ColdFire MCF5213 projects.
The evaluation board contains an embedded P&E USB to BDM interface which provides for easy debug and flash programming of the resident ColdFire MCF5213 processor. The MCF5213 device is a 32-bit ColdFire processor which incorporates 256KB of Flash, 32KBytes of RAM, Digital I/O, ADC, QSPI, PWMs, timers, a PLL, I2C and more. The processor runs at a system clock speed of up to 80MHZ which gives 76MIPS of performance.
Included is the 64K Starter Edition of P&E's PKGCFZPRO software development package which provides the capability to compile, debug, and flash program up to 64KB of user C code. This software suite includes the P&E In Circuit Debugger, Flash Programmer, and WinIDE integrated environment with built in GCC Compiler. A Quick start Manual and sample template project will give you a jump start on an interrupt driven firmware design.
The software included in the kit is a starter version of the ColdFire Package Pro described below so when more code space is needed upgrading to that will be trivial. The following restrictions are made over the full version of the ColdFire Package Pro
ColdFire Package Pro
This package includes all the interface hardware and software needed to start program development for the ColdFire 52xx variants ....... A BDM Cable plus the following software elements
The WinIDE Integrated Development Environment supports the ColdFire architecture. This is the primary editing environment for the software kit. It is also the launch pad for other P&E applications such as the in-circuit debugger, in-circuit flash programmer, and GCC C-compiler. Many of the settings for these applications, especially the GCC compiler, are controlled from within the WinIDE environment.
ColdFire EABI GCC C-Compiler
This is a version of the GNU/GCC ColdFire compiler toolset compiled by P&E to operate directly under the Windows environment without requiring the installation of a Unix shell. The compiler is integrated into WinIDE and allows for one-touch compilation of a C-level project. The package supports the following family members: 5206, 5208, 5211, 5213, 523x, 5249, 5271, 5272, 5275, 5280, 5282 and includes startup code, linker scripts and Quick start manuals for popular development boards. This compiler produces both the Elf/Dwarf 2.0 and S19 output formats. The Elf/Dwarf format is loadable by P&E’s in-circuit debugger and the S19 is loadable by P&E’s in-circuit flash programmer.
Take a look at one of our Quick Start Guides to see how easy it is to get a project underway! This PKGCFZ_PRO Quick Start Guide is a step-by-step guide for using the Freescale ColdFire M5272C3 development board with PKGCFZ_PRO_USB. (The M5272C3 board is not included with PKGCFZ_PRO_USB).
PKGCFZ_PRO_USB includes the following GNU software components....GCC version 2.95.3, Binutils version 2.10 and Newlib version 1.9.0
P&E provides technical support for one year for the WinIDE environment, debugger, and flash programmer. P&E does not directly provide technical support for using the GNU compiler but has integrated the compiler very well into its tool chain. The WinIDE environment allows very good control of the input options and files to the GNU compiler. P&E's debugger and flash programmer support debug and flash programming of the code produced by the GNU compiler.
In-circuit debugger for ColdFire devices. This Windows debugger supports reading/writing registers, memory and variables, loading code, and controlling processor execution with links to both assembly language and high-level languages (such as C). The debugger supports the ELF/DWARF(2.0) debug file object format, which is output by many compilers, including the GCC compiler supplied with this package.
Using the BDM cable to interface between a PC and a target processor this
windows software package will program either on chip or external flash
memory or on chip EEPROM.