High-speed interfaces for PowerPC development
Now available from Computer Solutions are a range of USB-based interfaces
to speed up the development and debugging of systems based on the Freescale
(formerly Freescale) PowerPC and ColdFire families.
The new products, manufactured by P&E Microcomputer Systems, include
USB-based BDM interfaces for the PPC and ColdFire microprocessors and a JTAG
interface and development package for the ARM Cortex and PPC 55xx/56xx/57xx Nexus family.
convenience, particularly now that some PCs are being supplied without
parallel ports. The USB interfaces are between three and five times faster
than parallel interfaces, while the PPC unit also offers a wider voltage
range (1.8-5 V). Another benefit is that they draw power from the USB Bus
rather than from the target
Both devices are compatible with P&E's in-circuit debugger and flash
programmer software packages to simplify debugging and flash programming of
the target processor.
The development package for the PPC 55xx/56xx/57xx Nexus family includes a GCC
compiler that is configured to be up and running under Windows 'straight out
of the box'. Including a JTAG interface, the package provides debugging with
source code linkage, the ability to change and read memory and registers,
breakpoints and to single-step. It also includes a flash programmer and 'quick
These new products join a range of USB interfaces offered by Computer
Solutions, including support for the HCS08, HC12 and HCS12 processors.
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Computer Solutions Ltd. is the UK's premier
supplier of microprocessor development tools. It supplies a wide range of
software and hardware tools that support over 100 different microprocessor
families. Hardware products include: BDM and JTAG interfaced debuggers,
In-circuit emulators , EPROM emulators USB, Ethernet, RS232 & CAN
analysers and device programmers. Software tools include: assemblers,
debuggers, compilers, real-time executives, TCP/IP stacks and other
high-level protocol libraries.
With 25 years' experience, Computer Solutions Ltd. has unrivalled expertise
in embedded tools, consultancy and support.
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Contact: Chris Stephens, MD, Computer Solutions Ltd
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For more information on the PPC USB Multilink
USB Multilink P&E's Web Site